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Can i use L-Glutathione skin whitening products for dark skin?

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Dr. Johny Chacko


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Posted on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: my skin is little darken can i use L-Glutathione Skin Whitening Products? which Products are best in L-Glutathione ? Is there any side effects with this ones? Which company is have best L-Glutathione Products?Also guide me in direction of use? I prefer to have my entire body in fair tone i am not intrested in wasting my time by using many number of creams? Suggest me the best one please?
Answered by Dr. Johny Chacko 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Improving skin tone

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to healthcare magic.

I understand from your query that you are interested in improving your skin tone and complexion.

I have your attached picture.

Let me explain to you briefly about how the skin colour is determined.
Your skin tone is determined at the time of your birth itself and it is decided by the concentration of melanocytes and blood circulation. Melanocytes are cells containing pigment and their concentration is determined at birth itself by your genes. Therefore any treatment or procedures can never make you fairer than what you were at the time of birth.

But most of the people will acquire more pigmentation as age increases, we call it facultative pigmentation. Lot of factors determine it, most important being sunlight, others include dust, pollution, smoking, less hydration, intrinsic ageing and free radical damage, stress etc.

Treatments should be to aimed to bring your pigmented skin back to your normal skin tone and make the skin tone even all over the body.

Glutathione is a relatively newer medicine in cosmetic dermatology which is showing quite a good result in improving the skin tone. This is a strong anti- oxidant which is naturally generated in the body and when taken in high dose, it quenches the free radicals which are responsible for pigmentation and ageing.

As of now, there are no good studies which have proven its efficacy. Most of the information we have on Glutathione is based on clinical experience.

There are companies like Coherent and Geosmatic which have Glutathione tablets which are giving good results.

As far as the side effects is concerned, since there are no established studies, it has to be taken with caution only under the supervision of a dermatologist. There are no significant side effects reported till date.

I would also recommend you the following to specifically improve the skin tone on your face-
1. Use a face wash twice a day ideally a one containing glycolic acid as it helps in exfoliation and to even out the skin tone.

2. The most important product will be a sunscreen. Half an hour before going out apply a sunscreen and reapply it every three to four hours. You may apply a compact powder over the sunscreen so that there is a XXXXXXX finish.

3. At night you may apply a lightening cream containing 2% kojic acid over the face before going to sleep.

4. You may consult a dermatologist practicing cosmetology for few sittings of chemical peels for faster improvement.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Johny Chacko 36 minutes later
Thank you very much for your Answer. But my concern is not about my face its completly about my hands and few other parts in my body. Due XXXXXXX my skin got darken even i tried scrub but no use. I would like to increase my skin tone for my entire body. i.e the reason why i asked about Glutathione. I am ready to take supplementries with Glutathione and vitamine C as these ones give some good reports. I use to take fruits juices daily even though that quantity is not working due to unorganic fruits in the market.

Is it a best way to go Glutathione with vitamine C . now a days even these products are showing good results.

As you advices me to consult dermatologist they are making business with patience by giving slow processing medicines to make money and they only thinking to get a patience weekly and they want to collect money for sittings these kind of issues are going with the dermatologist in few Areas.

So, i request to check this products

and suggest me the best one because as of now i didn't noticed any bad review and side effects with this products.

Answered by Dr. Johny Chacko 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
Improving skin tone

Detailed Answer:


I have seen the link that you attached.

The capsules which have glutathione could be taken to improve skin tone. However, it is always advisable to be under a qualified doctors' care rather than go with online sales and advertisements.

There is no easy and fast way to become fair. Infact, it is not possible to change the skin color but only possible to reduce the XXXXXXX So you will need multiple sittings of any procedure to do that. That is the reason why dermatologists call you for repeated session. I hope you understand these concepts of treatment.

It is left to each individual to ultimately choose the modality of treatment.

But based on the ingredient list in the capsules whose link you have sent me, it looks OK for you to take it in conjunction with Vitamin C.

Hope this helps you.

Take care.

Dr. Johny Chacko
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