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Pros and Cons of Skin Whitening Injection

by Jennifer | 16 Nov 2018

Skin whitening injections in Malaysia guarantee everyone a fairer, radiant skin tone by eliminating all skin blemishes like pigmentation marks, acne spots, acne scars. Skin whitening injections also claims to improve and enhance the texture of your skin by moisturizing it, hence making it more flexible. On the surface, skin whitening injections exists to minimizing the wrinkles and fine lines present on your face which will give you a shiny and glowing skin tone . One can pretend or agree that skin whitening injections as one stop solution for all skin related problems.

When it comes to skin lightening injections, Glutathione comes in mind to many. It is a powerful antioxidant found in most plants and animals and is also naturally synthesized in the body. Glutathione contains great antioxidant properties in order to treat acne , liver dysfunctions, Alzheimer's, skin allergies and many more health issues. Nevertheless, Glutathione is most popular and is extensively used for skin whitening. In lightening skin tones, Glutathione combined Vitamin C gives effective outcomes.

No matter how many raved reviews Glutathione injections got, there is also an alarming increase of unapproved use of glutathione administered religiously as a skin-whitening agent at very high doses by non-professionals as the substance has become the latest fad/trend for skin bleaching, of all things.

An alarmingly increasing number of women around the globe are turning to glutathione injections to reduce blemishes or for skin lightening but for many, mostly Asian women, it’s a combination of both methods. This trend is particularly evident in parts of Southeast Asia, where like Malaysia, lighter, fairer skin is often considered more desirable, beautiful and can reflect to a higher social status.

These can come in the form of bleaching creams too. Though being popular for decades, they silently come with a host of dangers all of which includes chemical burns and mercury poisoning. Glutathione is promoted as a safe alternative, but until now, there is no clear evidence to support the claims.

You cannot deny the fact that there are definitely some benefits of glutathione, no matter in what form it has been taken. The following are some pros and cons of glutathione skin whitening injections.



PROS
1. Radiant, Fairer Skin.

A natural substance, Glutathione is produced by the liver and directly runs into the bloodstream. Glutathione stocks up the blood, eliminationg all the impurities and helps relaxes the muscle tissues.

Glutathione can be extensively found in oranges and that is the reason dry orange peel mask is used as a home remedy. However, Glutathione is claimed to be highly effective when it is taken in through skin whitening injections because they will run directly into the your bloodstream and start repairing the muscle tissues and begin showing its effective results. It also helps in radiating the skin so that you can boast of a fairer skin tone.

Although lighten skin doesn’t essentially mean more appealing personality, it is mainly about personal preferences for most people. Thus, if you personally don’t like your complexion, skin whitening by peel provides a solution of slowly lightening it to the tone that you would like. It is a myth that chemical peel is only for people with skin issues.

2. Improved Skin Health

Glutathione skin whitening injections help in treating skin conditions. Complexion-related skin issues faced many people will benefit from using topical skin whitening treatments. For example, some topical lightening treatments can help treat problems like acne scars, melasma, hyper pigmentation or uneven skin tones. In addition, whitening products can considerably reduce the visibility of severe skin conditions, and in certain cases may assist in completely eradicating them.

When you have skin issues, like hyper pigmentation, acne scars and melasma, there is huge probability that they can actually affect you psychologically. And this is the reason why people develop low self-confidence and shy away from meeting new people. However, with skin whitening by peel, one can get rid of all the psychological issues related to skin problems by improving the skin tone in a short time. Many users who undergo whitening treatments feel an almost instant improvement in their self-esteem and confidence.

3. Anti-Aging Benefits

Skin whitening products have a poor reputation of being harsh on the skin. But, when it comes to treatments like chemical peeling, they are not harsh and instead they help you look younger. Besides, the actual skin lightening benefit, you will also get a younger looking skin that is more lively, especially if you had age spots or blemish spots before starting the peel.




CONS
Although skin whitening injections with glutathione are quite costly, people will still demand for them. But what do researchers comment on the safety and legitimacy of such injections? Truth to be told, not much. Although the injections for skin whitening are becoming ever popular, there is insufficient evidence on how they might negatively affect people. However, some research done by scientists have concluded that glutathione injections might be harmful to people. Therefore, when handled by a non-professional, this skin whitening treatment is associated with several other harmful side effects that will be included below;

1. Affecting the Natural Process

Human body actually produces glutathione on its own. Introducing your bloodstream (body) with artificial glutathione through injections might cause the body stop producing it naturally, so you will end up being dependent on these injections. Moreover, the chances of you getting skin cancer will increase drastically because of injecting synthetic substances into your body. Glutathione can also interfere with the skin’s natural functions.

2. More Heath Disorders

There are some cases, you might not get a balanced lightening of the skin, but instead you might end up with hypopigmented patches on your skin.

And when poor hygiene comes in play, then it can cause microorganisms to enter the body which may lead to infections if not treated properly. Use of these injections can lead to embolus, resulted from injecting air when introducing the skin lightening products into the body which is a fatal condition. Actually, majority depends on how you get your injections. If you cut the cost on opt for the cheaper option, the chances of you to experience a whole range of side effects, such as infection from unsterile instruments, embolіsm (a deadly air bubble in your blood vessels) due to inadequate training of staff or other adverse effects because of cheap/counterfeit glutathione will increase. The use of non-sterile needles and sharing the same can lead to the transmission of life threatening infections.

Kidney failure and dysfunction are widely reported that are brought about by the use of these injections. For people who get these injection treatments more than three times a week, there may be reports of abdominal pain. Long term use of some of these injections can lead to skin cancer and other disorders due to the synthetic glutathione contained in the injections which will be in our next point. If you have sensitive skin, you can also experience itchy skin rashes and hives.

3. Linked to Cancer

Glutathione contains hydroquinone, which is a carcinogenic compound. This increases the risk of skin cancer too. Skin whitening injections makes the skin more vulnerable to UV rays. Thus, reason its important to use an SPF50 sunblock when treating the skin with hydroquinone based products.

Many people work hard to earn enough so they can achieve fair and flawless skin. The market is saturated with skin-whitening injection ads and various products. Such products and methods contain harmful chemicals that can eventually damage your skin. Often the products are expensive as well.

Sure, for sure none of the aforementioned side effects will appear, however, you as a consumer must be aware of all the known risks before agreeing to something so drastic just beauty cosmetic purposes. It is best to wait until it is fully researched since glutathione is quite a new fad. Therefore as one more final request, best weigh all the pros and cons and make a smart decision as what we have talked about in this article is no definitive list of all side effects.

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