skin tightening

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

Before we recommend any product that promotes skin lightening or treatments for discolouration, we require you to take our ONLINE SKIN CONSULTATION first. You can find this at the front page of our website. Please email us with your name and contact number to request for the password to access this.

Each skin lightening program is customized according to your skin history, condition and lifestyle. Our technique uses skin lightening products, supplements, as well as facials and skin treatments at the spa. We do not promote the use of products with aggressive chemicals that promote skin peeling. We are against skin peeling. When you peel off the top layer of your skin, it makes the skin more sensitive to sunlight and you could end up with more pigmentation in the long run.

Our technique works from the inside out -- we use safe and scientifically proven skincare products and supplements that inhibit the production of melanin. Our exfoliants are extra gentle, using mostly fruit enzymes.

Our advanced skin treatment programs may be designed from one to three months, depending on our assessment of your skin requirements. Take the ONLINE SKIN CONSULTATION now to discover the solutions to your concerns.

These are some of the treatment programs that we offer:
          Lightening of overall skin tone
          Lightening of dark underarms
          Lightening and moisturising of dark and dry knees, elbows and knuckles.
          Lightening of dark private areas
          Treatment of dark under-eye circles
          Lightening of sun-tanned facial skin
          Treatment of rough and uneven skin tone due to constant waxing
          Lightening of specific dark spot areas due to constant sun exposure (back of neck, forehead, arms)
          Protection of skin from UV rays and prevention of discolouration

          Reduction of Facial Hair Growth

 

 

 

 

GLUTATHIONE  is one of the most talked about beauty supplements now in Asia. Men and women who want to make their skin fairer and younger looking want to try Glutathione. What is Glutathione? How and does it really work? Is it safe to take?

Glutathione is made from 3 non-essential amino acids (cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid). This amino acid is found in the cell of nearly all living organisms on earth, and its primary job is waste disposal. Glutathione is a potent antioxidant. It binds to toxins in the liver, the body's primary cleansing organ, and allows them to be flushed efficiently. Those people who have heart disease, or have a high LDL (bad cholesterol) cholesterol level should raise their glutathione levels.

Every person’s life depends on Glutathione. Without it, your cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation, your body would have little resistance to bacteria, viruses and cancer, and your liver would eventually shrivel up from the accumulation of toxins. Your liver has the highest amount of Glutathione in your body. Glutathione is a detoxifier therefore it is only natural that it supports the liver’s function. There are ongoing studies now on the use of Glutathione for preventing liver cancer. In promoting the functions of the body at the cellular level, it also has the effect of lightening the skin and promoting smoothness, having anti-aging properties.

In Japan, Glutathione has been used as a pharmaceutical product in the form of oral drugs and injections for therapies related to liver function and skin disorders. Large doses of Glutathione given orally or intravenously showed no significant toxicity.

 

                                                                                     FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

 

How does it lighten one’s skin tone?
Glutathione detoxifies the liver and inhibits the production of eumelanin (dark melanin), in effect lightening one's skin tone. Here's the summary of one recent clinical study that proves the efficacy of Glutathione for Skin Whitening:

Clinical Study on Glutathione as a Depigmenting Agent:
C.D. Villarama and H.I. Maibach, School of Medicine, UCLA, San Francisco, CA, USA and College of Medicine of UP Manila, Philippines:
"GSH (Glutathione) is an ubiquitous compound found in our bodies. Aside from its many ascribed biologic functions,it has also been implicated in skin lightening. We review in vitro and vivo studies that show evidence of its involvement in the melanogenic pathway and shed light on its anti-melanogenic effect. Proposed mechanisms of action include:
a) direct inactivation of the enzyme tyrosinase by binding with the copper-containing active site of the enzyme
b) mediating the switch mechanism from eumelanin to phaeomelanin production
c) quenching of free radicals and peroxides that contribute to tyrosinase activation and melanin formation
d) and modulation of depigmenting abilities of melanocytotoxic agents.
These concepts supported by the various experimental evidence presented form basis for future research in the use of glutathione in the treatment of pigmentary disorders."

Why should Glutathione be formulated with Vitamin C and NAC?
As mentioned above, glutathione is a tri-peptide thiol consisting of three amino acids; while the Glutathione (free form) replacement also consists of those three amino acids in single bond. When taken orally, l-cysteine loses 85% of its sulfur group (which becomes the active component of glutathione) during the digestion process. This means that less than half of the supplemental glutathione is absorbed through the digestive system.

 
NAC (N-Acetyl L-Cysteine) is an acetylated form of the amino acid L-Cysteine. It is in itself a powerful antioxidant and has been used to treat cystic fibrosis and acetaminophen overdose. Recent studies have consistently proven that NAC is the most powerful and most effective glutathione booster available today. NAC works by increasing the glutathione levels in the body. What makes NAC standout among the so-called glutathione boosters is that it is a stable compound with an ability to retain most of its sulfur and sulfuhydryl contents losing only 15% during the process of digestion.


Some have even suggested that taking NAC is better than taking glutathione itself. However, this is only true in instances where an individual has depleted stores of glutathione in the body and needs supplementation to elevate it to healthy levels. NAC may boost the glutathione levels in the body, but it can only boost it to a certain extent which may still not be enough to maximize the true free radical inhibiting potential of glutathione. Glutathione formulated with the optimum dose of NAC makes the most of oral glutathione supplementation. The NAC processed into each of the glutathione capsule not only boosts the glutathione levels in the body but it also makes up for the glutathione components lost during the digestion process.

How about Glutathione formulated with Alpha Lipoic Acid?
Recently, there are some glutathione formulations with alpha lipoic acid (ALA) which appeared in the market. ALA was supposed to be a glutathione booster. However, ALA is yet another form of an unstable amino acid that also loses as much of its sulfur and sulfuhydryl components as the glutathione which leads to another unmistakable fact. Alpha-lipoic acid is practically useless as a glutathione booster.

How can one distinguish the fake Glutathione from the genuine?
1. Taste -- Glutathione reduced is a tri-peptide thiol composed the amino acids l-cysteine, glutamic acid

    and glycine while KB Gluta plus NAC is a FREE FORM (single bond) which is also composed of three

    amino acids. According to certified oral glutathione manufacturers, genuine l-glutathione has a

    very tangy sour taste.
2. Smell -- Glutathione (free form) + NAC is a biologically active sulfur and therefore, will have a slight

    sulfuric smell (frequently compared to rotten eggs). Sulfur is the reason glutathione is so good at

    binding toxins. In order to minimize the sulfur smell, each bottle of Kyusoku Bihaku with NAC (one brand

    of Glutathione that's genuine and effective) contains a dessicant. Furthermore, NAC is yet another

    amino acid with l-cysteine, which is also the active component of glutathione. This even adds to

    the slightly unpleasant smell emanating from Glutathione capsules.

What are the other benefits that can be gained from taking Glutathione?
Apart from being a skin whitener, Glutathione also serves as an antioxidant, immune system booster, detoxifier and helps the body rid itself of heavy metals. It is good for people who have medical conditions or diseases such as:
         ASD (Autism) Cancer
         Parkinson Disease
         COPD
         Chronic Fatigue
         HIV
         Cardiovascular Disease
         Liver Disease
         Diabetes
         Alzheimer's Disease
         Acetaminophen Toxicity

Does everyone need a Glutathione supplement in general?
Yes. We need all the help we can get today for our often demanding, fast-paced lifestyles. Even if you are relatively healthy, and eat a sensible, balanced whole-food diet and have a low-stress lifestyle, you still can benefit from an individualized preventive nutritional program to build up nutrient reserves, balance, and detoxify your body.
Supplementation makes good preventive sense and can give us additional support and protection ensuring that all the essential daily requirements are satisfied so not to become deficient or depleted causing one to breakdown and become ill.

How long do I need to take this before I see results?
On average, it will take between 1-4 months before beginning to recognize the health and other benefits of this supplement. However, it really depends on your biological individuality and how efficiently and effectively your body absorbs and assimilates these nutritional substances and, of course, your physical and emotional awareness.
Generally, the duration and severity of your signs, symptoms, or illness determines the length of time it takes to notice sustained improvements.

Are there any side effects from taking whitening supplements?
According to dermatologists worldwide who have used glutathione for their patients, the only side effect of oral glutathione intake is the lightening of skin tone. People with darker skin tones report that taking oral glutathione capsules along with vitamin C for three to six months or more lightens the color of their skin.
However, not all glutathione brands are safe. There are some brands claiming to be quality glutathione but in reality are inferior and worse, are fakes. Plus, a bad mixture of glutathione with unsuitable components may cause whitening of the hair, pimple and acne break outs and other unpleasant side-effects.

Are there any drug interactions?
You must not take glutathione if you are taking Haloperidol (anti-psychotic drug) and Cisplatin (chemotherapeutic drug). We suggest you consult your doctors if you are taking any medicines. NAC is also found to have an inhibiting effect on magnesium.

Can I stop taking this after I have achieved the skin tone that I want?
Yes. However we suggest you to used at least 100mg of glutathione daily for maintenance for your skin and health.

Will my skin tone go back to its darker color when I stop taking Glutathione?
NO. The whitening effect is permanent but you must also take care of your skin by avoiding too much exposure to sunlight. Exposure to sunlight will trigger oxidation creating skin free radicals which in turn will turn the skin darker by producing more eumelanin.

What happens to one’s body when his/her Glutathione levels are low?
Glutathione deficiency contributes to oxidative stress, which plays a key role in AGEING and the worsening of many diseases including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, HIV, AIDS, cancer, heart attack, and diabetes.

If you have other questions, email us at askme@emaspa.com