What is Glutathione Injections: Benefits, Cost And Side Effects

Glutathione Whitening Injections

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    It is a common knowledge that with time our skin begins to show signs of aging and in the process, it becomes pigmented, wrinkled and saggy. These skin conditions can also occur prematurely because of various other internal and external factors. So, it is not surprising that many of us often look for ways to rejuvenate our skin, get rid of excessive pigmentation, remove the wrinkles and fine lines, etc. With the advancement in cosmetology industry, there is no dearth of options to achieve this and one of those methods is the use of glutathione injection.

    Is Glutathione Good For Skin Whitening?

    Glutathione is a naturally occurring substance produced by our liver. This naturally present antioxidant is useful for performing a number of activities in our body such as building and repairing of body tissues, neutralizing free radicals, helping in immunity, acting as an anti-cancer agent, delaying the process of aging, etc. Over the years, the level of glutathione decreases in our body and when this happens, it accelerates the process of aging in our body. Because of this, people tend to turn to glutathione injections which help in maintaining their youthful look along with skin whitening. This external agent helps to increase the level of glutathione in our body.

    Based on various studies and research, the general consensus is that glutathione injection’s results are mostly positive for skin whitening. Though taking this injection will provide results for a longer time, you will have to get booster shots in between in order to maintain the effects. These booster shots can either be in the form of injections or glutathione pills. The results of this procedure will be more effective if they are combined with other cosmetic treatments such as laser skin lightening.

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    Are Glutathione Injections Safe?

    Yes, these injections are safe which is why it has become a popular way of rejuvenating your skin and bringing back your youthful radiance. Though it sounds wonderful to opt for glutathione injections as they quickly rejuvenate and whiten your skin, the side effects associated with it does not make it an ideal choice though.

    Glutathione: Pills Or Injections

    If you are wondering between glutathione injection vs pills, then the answer is that the injections are way more effective and long-lasting than glutathione pills. This does not mean that the glutathione pills do not provide results. Dermatologists will often prescribe injections rather than glutathione pills. The pills can be used as an occasional booster to maintain the effects of the injections.

    What Is The Price Of Glutathione Injection In India?

    The price of glutathione injection ranges from Rs 13,000 to Rs 40,000 per dose.  Factors like quality, number of shots, and the maintenance dose required will change the cost of this procedure. 

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    What Are The Common Side Effects Of Glutathione Injection?

    Like every other cosmetic treatment out there, getting a shot of glutathione injection can also result in various side effects. Depending upon the dosage administered, the side effects can vary from mild to severe. This is why in order to avoid or minimize the severity of glutathione injection side effects, you should get it administered by a trained and experienced medical professional.

    If in case the dosage administered is much higher than what is required, a patient can suffer serious side effects such as kidney failure or blood poisoning. Apart from this some of the other Glutathione injection side effects that can occur, if in case, the dosage given is more than 5 grams or more include:

    • Nausea
    • Skin rashes, hives or allergic reactions
    • Diarrhea or other forms of stomach upset
    • Loss of hair
    • Breathing problem
    • Chest pain
    • Gain in weight
    • Whitening of hair
    • Steven Johnson’s syndrome
    • Pain in breasts
    • Toxic epidermal necrosis
    • Numbness
    • Eye disorder
    • Aggravate symptoms of asthma

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    Not only is it an expensive treatment, it is also a painful treatment. Also, the severity of some of the side effects of this injection has resulted in this treatment being banned in a few countries.

    Please note that this article is for information purposes only. Oliva Skin & Hair Clinic does not offer glutathione injections as part of its skin-lightening treatments, as their safety and efficacy remain scientifically unproven. Oliva is a trusted brand synonymous with evidence-based advanced skin and hair procedures performed by qualified dermatologists to help you achieve the best results.

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    Kushneet Kukreja

    Kushneet Kukreja

    A postgraduate in Biotechnology from Kingston University and an ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition, Kushneet Kukreja is a passionate writer who works in close association with the dermatologists at our head office to generate valuable and scientifically accurate content for our blog.

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