Glutathione Injections: Powerful Antioxidant For Skin Whitening

As time passes, our skin starts showing signs of aging gradually. It loses its glow and turns out saggy, wrinkled, and pigmented. Due to various factors, some people face premature aging as well for which they start looking for ways to treat. Due to the advancement in technology, there are various anti-aging and one of them is glutathione injection.

What is glutathione?

Glutathione is a prominent antioxidant made up of 3 amino acids- glycine, glutamic acid, and cysteine. It is capable of fighting free radicals that damage our body cells. It also leads to various important chemical reactions in the body, including detoxifying chemicals like drugs, pollutants, etc.

Aging lowers the level of glutathione in the body which not only leads to visible changes in the body but also severe health issues like cancer, type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, etc.

Benefits of glutathione for skin

Glutathione works miraculously for the skin. It is very essential to have it at the proper level. Some of its benefits are mentioned below-

1. Strong antioxidant

Free radicals damage the skin cells that cause various skin issues like dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. These also suck hydration out from the body which results in dry and saggy skin. Being an amazing antioxidant, glutathione neutralizes free radicals caused by pollution and UV rays.

2. Provides elasticity

Glutathione spikes collagen production and elastin reserves in the body. This also helps the skin hold moisture that eventually leads to increased elasticity and skin rejuvenation. It smoothens the skin and diminishes the signs of skin aging.

3. Detoxification

A healthy liver is also crucial for healthy skin. Toxins in any form consumed by us are purified by our liver. Hence, keeping it healthy is necessary for all the possible reasons. Glutathione has been proven to work in this detoxification and thereby, reduces blemishes and other skin imperfections.

4. Treats pigmentation

It has been proved in various research that glutathione reduces the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for giving color to our skin. Hence, it leads to skin whitening, even skin tone, and reduced dark spots.

5. Targets inflammatory actions

Inflammation is something that can be the outcome of any skin issue, whether it’s hyperpigmentation or acne. Free radicals can also be caused by inflammation.

Glutathione possesses anti-inflammatory properties and hence, it facilitates healthy cell function and shields the skin from harmful factors.

6. Boosts immunity

A healthy immune system is also crucial for healthy skin. When it gets weakened, it can lead to skin concerns like acne, eczema, inflammation, etc. Glutathione boosts immunity that directly leads to healthier skin.

7. Whitens skin

Glutathione evens out the skin tone and reduces dark spots, acne scars, and blemishes. It leads to an overall brighter skin tone that gradually and eventually leads to skin whitening.

8. Rejuvenates skin

Apart from the aforementioned benefits, glutathione also helps in bringing a youthful look. It smoothens the skin texture and brings evenness throughout our face. To gain the maximum benefits out of it, this can be clubbed with other services.

How many glutathione injections are necessary to see results?

Generally, a dose of 600-1200 mg twice a week is recommended by the doctors. Since it lasts only for a limited time, this process needs to be repeated for skin whitening, as the practitioner suggests. As much as you go for these injections, the more youthful look you tend to get.

Generally, 8-10 permanent skin whitening injections are required for effective results but there must be a certain gap between the two consecutive sessions. Every person has a unique skin tone and hence, the number of brightening injections also differs for everyone.

How to use glutathione injection for skin whitening?

Taking laser skin lightening requires no rocket science, it is as simple as going for a normal injection. On examining the skin, the dermatologist mixes various chemicals depending on crucial factors like skin color and type.

This brightening injection is applied in the body through a vein and this is it. The frequency of application is determined by the dermatologist, which is usually two to three times a week initially and reduced to once a week later on. The results will be visible somewhere between six to eight weeks post-treatment.

Benefits and side-effects of glutathione injection

If advancement in technology has brought benefits to people, it certainly has brought side effects along with it. Let’s take a sneak peek into both these aspects.


1. These brightening injections reduce melanin production, pigmentation, and even skin tone.

2. Glutathione injection fights against free radicals and also protects our body from harmful UV rays and pollutants.

3. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles, makes the skin glow, and smoothens it.

4. Permanent skin whitening injections also target skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, acne, pimples, and dark spots.

5. This also increases immunity and deals with insulin resistance in the case of older people.


There are a few risks associated with this treatment the severity of which depends on the dosage. This will certainly be taken care of by the practitioner. These side-effects are-

1. Weight gain

2. Nausea

3. Diarrhea

4. Asthma/breathing problem

5. Whitening or loss of hair

6. Some sort of eye disorder

7. Pain in chest/breasts

8. Skin rashes

9. Hives

10. Concerns like toxic epidermal necrolysis and steven johnson syndrome

11. Numbness

Is any aftercare required?

Since it is just a simple injection, not much aftercare is required. Applying an ice pack on the injected areas for around 10-20 minutes after the injection would soothe you big time.

You need not rest just after this treatment. Instead, you can follow your normal routine just after the treatment. If you feel pain in any of your body parts, consult your doctor and take the prescribed medicines for the same.

Glutathione injection price in India

There are certain factors like number of injections required/ length of treatment, quality, and maintenance that affect the price of these brightening injections. Generally, this price ranges from INR 13,000 to INR 40,000 per injection in India. Here in Sakhiya, it is INR 4000 – INR 8000 per dose.

In a nutshell, glutathione can be claimed as an immensely strong antioxidant that poses a huge impact on the health of our skin. It promotes a youthful look and a strong immune system by fighting free radicals.

At Sakhiya Skin Clinic (India’s No. 1 Skin Clinic Chain), we have professional and trained dermatologists who give personal attention to every patient. They examine everybody and their requirements closely and verify their reports very well.

We have our clinics at Dubai, Vapi, Valsad, Vadodara, Surat (Vesu, Nana Varachha, Lal Darwaza, Dabholi, Citylight, Bhatar, and Adajan), Rajkot, Raipur, Pune, Navsari, Mumbai (Andheri), Mota Varachha, Bardoli, Ankleshwar, Anand, and Ahmedabad (South Bopal, Thaltej, Satellite, Nikol, and Chandkheda).

If you are thinking of getting laser skin lightening done, book an appointment with us right now at your nearest location.