Skin whitening procedure with glutathione injection is dangerous - FDA warns

Skin whitening procedure with glutathione injection is dangerous - FDA warns

  • The Food and Drugs Authority has warned Ghanaians to stay away from injecting glutathione
  • The substance which reportedly causes skin lightening according to the FDA is unsafe
  • Adamant people are advised to seek professional advice before they do that

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The Food and Drugs Authority(FDA), has called on Ghanaians to stop injecting glutathione to lighten their skin.

The FDA in a press release sighted by cautioned the public against the dangers associated with the use of injectable glutathione for skin lightening.

According to the FDA, none of those substances have been approved by them as potent to lighten the skin.

Food and Drugs Authority
FDA warns against skin whitening with glutathione injection Photo credit: Food and Drugs Authority
Source: UGC
"No injectable glutathione or any injectable skin lightening agent has been approved by the FDA for such use," the statement noted.

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Although the substance is gaining a lot of traction on social media as a way to get beautiful clear skin, for skin lightening, FDA thinks otherwise.

"There is no clinical evidence on the safety and effectiveness of the products and no published guidelines for correct dosing and duration of treatment," it added.

The FDA has however advised consumers of this product to seek the help of certified medical professionals for any skin conditions and avoid buying injectable products online or from unauthorised professionals.

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