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F.A.Q. about glutathione, skin brightening and skin toning

We often get questions about glutathione, skin brightening and and skin even toning. We have tried to answer the most frequently asked question on this page.

If you still need more information feel free to send us an e-mail to info@drsandymedicalspa.co.za or fill out the form on our contact page.

What is GLUTATHIONE

L glutathione is an antioxidant that is naturally occurring in everyone’s body this antioxidant is designed to reduce the oxidative stress associated with sun damage, infections, lack of sleep, poor diet etc

Glutathione has also been known to have anti melanocytic activities which then translates to brighter, glowing, healthier skin with less pigmentation.

L-glutathione’s whitening process starts inside the skin (dermal layer) going outside (epidermal layer), that’s the reason why it takes a little time for you to see initial change in your skin tone.

The whitening process goes head to foot, meaning that you will have an even more fair skin tone all over your body.

How long would take to see the initial results?

Glutathione IV THERAPY is not a magic trick that after 1 drip you can expect to suddenly have the skin tone you desire.

NB please stay away from products that promise immediate 1 week changes because those products almost always contain either mercury, hydroquinone or steroids which results in onchronosis nigricans (an incurable condition at the moment)

Glutathione would not only help you to correct your skin flaws but also glutathione is known for its immune boosting properties to help you stay healthy. This is not an overnight fix; therefore you would undergo the natural process “reap what you sow”.

Why do glutathione have different effects on other people?

People have different metabolism, weight, and skin color. The very reason why some people see the results quicker is because they’re taking the right dose of glutathione as well as understanding how glutathione works, which is something Dr Sandy loves to explain.

Are there any harmful effects?

Yes, many beauty clinics are administering glutathione without a doctor present, this is a medical procedure that needs to be administered by a qualified medical practitioner.

The above problem may lead to unqualified people administering FAKE /UNSTERILE glutathione , this can lead to sepsis and ultimately death!

Glutathione is water-soluble, meaning that if there would be an excessive amount of intake it would still be excreted through urine.

Zinc levels have also been reported to deplete in people using the drip frequently (more than once a week)

What makes L-Glutathione different compared to other whitening pills / capsules?

Unlike any other whitening pills / capsules, glutathione doesn’t just whiten the of the skin itself, it is also an anti oxidant and anti aging pill which makes us healthy and stress free. No harmful effects on the body and is recommended by eminent dermatologist and doctors for people with liver problems.

Are the whitening effects of the Glutathione permanent? Will my skin tone go back to its original color once I stop using it?

In taking care and maintaining something in our body, you must have a healthy habit and discipline to stay with the ideal effects that we want. Therefore, we must take 1 capsule a day for our maintenance and we should not expose ourselves from the harmful rays of sun.

And in regards to the exposure of sunlight, will it affect the whitening process?

Even though the sunlight was said that it provides vitamin D, everyone is aware of the depletion of the ozone layer, and anything that is over wouldn’t have a better result in the body. In fact too much exposure will increases the melanin pigments in the skin, thus, might delay the whitening process. It’s not really bad to be exposed to sunlight as long as we have protection such as sun block.

I wanted to see the results fast and also I want to LOSE weight while I am taking the whitening capsules, is it ok to take diet / slimming pills or other products?

As it was stated above Glutathione is a whitening capsule that is considered to be a supplement. Therefore it is fine to take it with other vitamins, supplements and other medications except for anti-psychotic drug and chemotherapeutic drug.

If I am very dark and I just want to improve my skin tone, will Glutathione make me white?

NO! Glutathione will improve skin tone texture remove imperfections at the right dose.

Is L-Glutathione safe for young adults (teenagers)?

Yes, certainly for (L-glutathione) is considered as a supplement and anti oxidant. Therefore it is 100% safe to be taken by young teens who also want to have a fairer skin.

Is it true from what I’ve heard that whitening of the hair is a side effect in taking these whitening capsules (L-glutathione)?

It is not true another component called Tyrostat has been known to change hair color. This side effect is not the result of taking L-glutathione .

Is it much better to take Glutathione with an empty stomach or should I eat my meal first before taking it?

Research has proved that it’s much better to take the glutathione capsules on

an empty stomach. Because an empty stomach can fully absorb the pills contents compared when you have eaten your meal already because there are already substances present in your stomach that might hinder the process of absorption.

Is it FDA or BFAD approved?

L-Glutathione is considered a food/dietary supplement. Therefore, it is not necessarily need to be FDA / BFAD approved. Only manufactured drugs, foods, medical devices and cosmetics required undergo these departments quality control. Also, there are no provisions in the law for FDA to “approve” dietary supplements for safety or effectiveness before they reach the consumer, though some brands or manufacturers get approval for their consumer’s assurance.

QUESTIONS ABOUT PAIN:

Dr Sandy (our specialist) has a diploma from the South African College of Medicine in Anaesthetics.

This allows her to ensure that the non surgical treatments done at drsandymedicalspa are relatively painless using anaesthesia.

WHAT ARE ANAESTHETIC AGENTS?

For the skin to function efficiently, numerous cells and tissues work together diligently. Besides regulating various bodily systems (e.g. releasing sweat during intense workouts), skin is extremely important for protecting the body from harm by sensing any potentially dangerous stimuli. This is made possible as the skin is densely scattered with sensory receptors. A very important receptor known as nociceptor, which is responsible for the sensation of pain. These receptors are able to detect painful sensations from heat, chemical, mechanical, and silent (inflammatiory) triggers.

For example, an injection will activate both mechanical and silent nociceptors. For those seeking minimally invasive procedures, this can make treatment uncomfortable.

Fortunately Dr Sandy is skilled in using Anaesthetic agents are then formulated to numb the proposed treatment areas adequately, so that patients can enjoy a comfortable and pain-free treatment session.

This is made possible as the skin is densely scattered with sensory receptors. A very important receptor known as nociceptor, which is responsible for the sensation of pain. These receptors are able to detect painful sensations from heat, chemical, mechanical, and silent (inflammatiory) triggers.

For example, an injection will activate both mechanical and silent nociceptors. For those seeking minimally invasive procedures, this can make treatment uncomfortable.

Fortunately Dr Sandy is skilled in using Anaesthetic agents are then formulated to numb the proposed treatment areas adequately, so that patients can enjoy a comfortable and pain-free treatment session.

WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF?

  • Local anaesthetic, which numbs localised areas while still maintaining consciousness.

POPULAR ANAESTHETIC BRANDS

Local anaesthetic agents are further divided into 2 chemical classes: esters and amides. While ester-based anaesthetics (e.g. procaine) deliver fast numbing actions, amide-based anesthetics (e.g. lidocaine, prilocaine etc.) have a slower onset of action and can be more stable. Some of the most popular brands are Emla, Pliaglis, and Coolsense.

  • Emla™ Cream 5%: This cream contains both prilocaine and lidocaine in a ratio of 1:1. The cream is applied in order to numb the skin.
  • Pliaglis® Cream 7%: This cream contains both ester- and amide-based anaesthetic agents, tetracaine and lidocaine, in a ratio of 1:1. The cream is applied to the skin directly and is then peeled away.
  • Coolsense Pain Numbing Applicator:This anaesthetic device is kept frozen until ready to use, and is then applied to numb the skin. This device simply numbs the proposed treatment areas using very cold sensation delivered by a metal pin.

HOW DO THEY WORK?

The majority of local anaesthetics share a similar mode of action. Once administered, the anaesthetic agent prevents the generation and release of impulses in the nerve membranes. As a result, the intended treatment area is not as sensitive to pain and the medical procedure can be conducted without distracting discomfort.