Skin gets its color by deposition of melanin, produced by melanocytes. There are many topical depigmenting agents such as hydroquinone, glycolic acid, arbutin, kojic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and niacinamide. But the most effective and complaint way to bring a glow to your face is by taking systemic oral/IV Glutathione.
Glutathione, is one of the skin whitening agents, is an antioxidant. It promotes pheomelanin, by converting eumelanin and preventing tyrosinase enzyme. It is also used in PMLE, acne vulgaris, vitiligo, psoriasis, anti-aging etc. It is small, low molecular weight thiol tripeptide made up of glutamate, cysteine, and glycine. It is in 2 forms: Reduced glutathione (GSH) and oxidized glutathione (GSSG). GSH is converted to GSSG when it combats with free radicals. Oral antioxidants reduce melanin by scavenging with free radicals produced by UV radiation. Natural sources of glutathione are fresh fruits, tomatoes, avocado, asparagus, walnuts etc.
Glutathione for skin lightening is taken either topical, oral and IV injections.
Oral—It has a low bioavailability. It is taken alone or as combination. Efficacy of glutathione is increased when given along with NAC, lipolic acid, vitamin C, Vitamin E etc.
IV— 600-1200mg weekly once is recommended for skin lightening. 100% bioavailability of glutathione.
What to expect when getting an Vitamin Drip treatment?
- The IV fluids will be administered directly into the vein through a catheter by our team of medical experts,
- The duration of the treatment is typically 30-45 minutes
During the procedure – The IV is inserted into the vein through a small plastic butterfly vein catheter designed for comfort. Once inserted, the IV drip will slowly begin. The speed of the drip can be increased or decreased depending on the patient’s tolerance.
After the procedure – Immediately after receiving IV fluids, your body will begin to replenish hydration and electrolytes. In most cases, patients feel energized and refreshed after the treatment and continue to benefit for a few days to weeks afterward.
- – Patients with kidney disease or heart disease may not be able to process high vitamin concentrations at once.
- – pregnancy and breast feeding.
- – Patients with high blood pressure should not get IV therapy