A recently discovered benefit of glutathione is that it is also a safe way to possibly lighten the skin on the face and body. This powerful antioxidant eradicates free radicals, which has a very beneficial effect on the appearance of the skin.
How Can IV Therapy Lighten My Skin?
The colour in our skin occurs from the production of melanin and greater melanin production means darker skin. Glutathione inhibits the production of melanin. On top of this, it also speeds up cell turnover, replacing the damaged cells – that give a dark appearance to the skin – with new cells.
What Does Skin Brightening Treatment Entail?
The duration of your Skin Brightening programme depends on your skin tone. If you have a medium brown skin complexion then we would expect up to 6 months of weekly Skin Brightening intravenous drips. If you have a dark brown skin complexion then we would expect up to 12 months of weekly Skin Brightening drips. You need to be aware that the result is patient-dependent. This will be discussed in full at your consultation. We recommend one or two in clinic drips a week, with the use of suppositories at home for optimum results.
Are There Any Side Effects to the Skin Brightening Treatment
Glutathione is a molecule that is naturally found in the body and you can increase your levels by consuming certain foods such as garlic, onions, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, so the side effects you could receive from this antioxidant with intravenous therapy are highly unlikely.
There may be bruising where the drip has been inserted but this will fade and is usually minimal.
All treatments at IV Boost UK are carried out by trained specialists and your Skin Brightening treatment programme will be carefully monitored, both to oversee progression and to ensure your safety and well-being. The exact dosage administered will vary from patient to patient and will be individually tailored to your needs after a thorough discussion of the results you’re hoping to achieve.
What Results Can I Expect from My Skin Brightening IV Treatment?
Results are very patient-dependent, so it is not possible for us to guarantee a specific outcome. However, during your consultation with Dr Joshua Berkowitz, he will assess your suitability and be able to offer an estimation of what results you could expect and the possible duration of your Skin Brightening programme. We are already receiving highly satisfactory feedback from patients that are committed to their prescribed treatment programmes.
Will My Skin Lightening Results Be Permanent?
Results are not permanent so once you have attained the skin tone you’re hoping to achieve you will be a prescribed a bespoke maintenance programme to follow. In terms of maintaining your results, it can help to avoid the factors that increase antioxidant levels in the skin. This means avoiding smoking, poor diet and misuse of alcohol, stress, bad sleep patterns and environmental toxins. Obviously avoiding excessive sun exposure is also a must.