Skin whitening injection is one of the commonly used injections for cosmetic purposes. Trends of skin Whitening injection is increasing day by day. People are more concerned about their skin tone and colour especially young males and females. Sometimes nowadays issues of marriages and continuing post-marriage relations or engagement/relationships are increasing more in people due to their skin color and tone. These kinds of issues make the people and their families disturbed and can have psychological or social issues. So, concerning that people seek advice about the treatment for this problem.
Dr Abdul Malik is doing this procedure of skin whitening injections in Multan at Medicare Hospital Multan (0345-4492128).
Mechanism of Action
Skin whitening injections are used to remove all kinds of blemishes and skin pigmentation. These are also helpful in removing fine skin lines and wrinkles. These injections improve the skin tone and colour of the overall body. These injections are more effective than skin whitening creams. These skin Whitening agents act at various levels of melanin production in the skin. These agents are known as competitive inhibitors of the tyrosinase enzyme which is the key enzyme in melanin synthesis. Melanin is the pigment that gives colour to our body and when melanin production is decreased then colour and skin tone is improved.
Composition of Skin Whitening Injection
Skin whitening injection Specifically Glutathione is an antioxidant made from different combinations that include glycine, glutamic acid and cysteine. It is prepared in a sterile setting. It is made up of all-natural amino acids that occur in nature and are beneficial to our bodies.
Method of injection
Skin Whitening injection/ glutathione is injected with vitamin C combination. It is injected in intravenous form after dilution and nowadays there is an increasing trend of Glutathione drip injection in which a combination of different injections (Glutathione, vitamin C, vitamin b12 and normal saline) is mixed together and is injected on weekly basis.
It works to clear the body of free radicals and toxins that is present in the body can develop skin problems like hyperpigmentation and melasma and sunspots. It can also help to decrease the dark circles around the eyes. And further, it helps to improve the skin tone and colour and improvement in pigmentation of the face and body.
The client or patient visits the clinic and Dr Abdul Malik takes the history in detail and concerns of the patient. Then Dr Abdul Malik assesses the skin tone and colour. Then according to the weight of the patient, Dr Abdul Malik advises the treatment plan regarding the dose of injection, test before the injections process, pros and cons, benefits and side effects of injections.
Tests before Injections Process
Few important tests are advised before the start of the injection process.
Because this injection can have an effect on kidneys and liver and can cause allergic reactions.
These tests include liver function test, renal function test, hepatitis B and C, Complete blood count (CBC). If these tests are normal then the injection process is started and these tests are repeated after 5-6 injections to see if any issue of kidney or liver is occurring then the injection is stopped, otherwise, the course is completed.
Efficiency of Injections
Skin Whitening injection glutathione is effective in 60-70 per cent of people which usually have a good result. 15-20 per cent of people have the average results and 10-15 per cent of people have poor results having genetic problems of pigmentation and colour and tone.
Dosage strength of skin Whitening injection is variable 600, 1200, 5G and even more. But always preference is low dose injection of 600 mg to avoid side effects and these injections are injected according to the weight of the patient. Below 45 kg one injection per week is enough, 45- 65 kg 2 injections per week are enough and after 4 injections per week or drip of 4 injections per week is suitable. Usually, results start appearing after 4 injections of 600 mg.
Course of Injections
Skin whitening injections depend on skin tone and colour and usually, the course of 12-20 injections is advised. According to weight, injections are injected. After completion of the course of required injections, maintenance injection can be injected on a monthly basis or a glutathione capsule can be used to maintain the results achieved.
Benefits & Side Effects
- Improved skin tone
- Improved colour of the whole body
- Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
- Improvement in pigmentation
- Increased confidence level with colour improvement
- Feel self-motivated to go back to society
- Allergic reactions
- Liver function disturbance
- Renal / kidney function disturbance
- Heart problem but rare
And these injections are not advised in pregnancy.
Price/ Cost of injections
The cost of skin whitening injections is variable depending on the dose injected.
It ranges between 6500 to 10,000 rupees per injection.
And these injections can be combined with different other procedures or treatments