Skin whitening refer to the practice of using chemical substances in an attempt to lighten skin tone. Most skin-lightening treatments, which can reduce or block some amount of melanin production, are aimed at inhibiting tyrosine’s.
Skin Whitening is a procedure of using chemical substances which are very safe in order to brighten and lighten the skin.,
There are various procedures by which the skin can be whitened, for example by
- Glutathione (injections and tablets)
- Chemical Peels eg. Vitamin C Peels, Lactobio C Peels, Glycolic, Salisylic Peels. Vitamin A Peels.
It is an antioxidant and a tripeptide and it helps in preventing oxidative damage to the skin. It helps in skin whitening by inhibiting melanin synthesis. (It prevents over production of melanin.
Its antioxidant property also protects the skin from U-V radiation. Glutathione is available as tablets and injections. Intravenous administration of glutathione is very effective and it delivers very high doses directly into the systemic circulation and is a preferred route of administration.
It should be administered with Vitamin C to enhance the benefits of Skin Whitening. These injections are given weekly once. Total no of sessions recommended are 10 - 17 sessions. They are USFDA approved, very safe, very effective and Skin Whitening is seen within 6th session and maintained with Glutathione tablets later.