Whitening injections, also known as glutathione injections, are a type of cosmetic treatment that is claimed to lighten the skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes, freckles, and other skin imperfections. While glutathione is a naturally occurring substance in the body, the safety and effectiveness of whitening injections as a cosmetic treatment have been the subject of debate.
Some potential side effects of whitening injections may include:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
In rare cases, whitening injections may cause more serious side effects, such as an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of these side effects.
It is important to note that the long-term safety of whitening injections has not been established, and there is a lack of scientific evidence to support their use as a cosmetic treatment. It is always best to consult a healthcare provider before considering any cosmetic treatment.