Skin Whitening IV Drip & Injections Honolulu, Hawaii
How are glutathione IVs Used for Skin Lightening?
Skin color is determined by the production of melanin, which is produced by melanocytes in the bottom layer of the epidermis. Increased melanin in the body means the darker the skin will be. Glutathione in high doses inhibits the melanin production, therefore, reduces the concentration of pigmentation. As a result, it lightens and evens out the skin tone. A lower dose of glutathione (under 10cc or 2000mg) is great for general detox, liver function, and a number of other health concerns, but in general, may not affect skin tone.
At Hawaii Natural Medicine, Glutathione is used in combination with vitamin C and vitamin and mineral co-factors which creates an even more potent formulation. This infusion helps slow the rate of free radial damage and neutralize oxidative stress which can result in damage to the collagen, cause skin dryness, and contribute to fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C will also help rebuild and maintain collagen while optimizing the circulating levels of glutathione in the body. The co-factors will help the body absorb and utilize the glutathione. Without these co-factors glutathione, even in high doses may not be as effective.
The procedure is relatively simple and involves an injection of glutathione, vitamin C, and vitamin co-factors directly into your system via the intravenous route. Each session takes about 15-20 minutes and there is no downtime.
How many treatments/sessions will I need?
The amount of IV sessions of glutathione depends on how many shades lighter you want your skin tone to be. Typically 10 IV’s will be performed twice a week for 5 weeks. Typically one round of treatment (10 IV’s) can lighten the skin from 1 to 3 shades lighter. Depending on how light you would like your skin, you would need to commit to more rounds of treatment. Like any medical or cosmetic procedure, results may differ from person to person.