Injectable products marketed to whiten or lighten skin complexion are making waves in the market especially the online market for those seeking to change their skin colour. They are marketed for injection into a vein or muscle or under the skin and contain ingredients that include glutathione, vitamin c, collagen and even human placenta.
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These products are potentially unsafe and ineffective and might contain unknown harmful ingredients or contaminants.
Let it be known that they are unapproved new drugs and so consumers should be cautious!
Beyond the potential harm from the product itself, improper or unsafe injection practises may transmit disease, cause infection and result in serious injury.
Other than the skin whitening, some reportedly claim hair loss, white spots on their nails, numbness and tingling of extremities, anxiety, and depression.
The overuse of glutathione can lead to kidney failure and the ingredient counteracts chemotherapy drugs; so anyone with cancer receiving chemotherapy should not use these injections.
Some people unknowingly suffer from an allergy to glutathione. Unfortunately, they do not find this out until after they have been injected with this ingredient.
Some have also reported systemic infections, as well as worsening asthma- related symptoms. The overuse of glutathione can lead to kidney failure and the ingredient counteracts chemotherapy drugs; so anyone with cancer receiving chemotherapy should not use these injections.
Ultimately, it would be wonderful if everyone could love themselves the way they naturally appear. However, unfortunately some societies have deemed certain skin colours to be preferred over others. Love the skin you are in, and if you are really looking to lighten it, then do a thorough research before purchasing that product.