What are the Benefits of Glutathione?

We know we need to protect our skin from outside sources of damage, such as UV rays. We often do not realize that free radicals inside our cells can also cause damage and signs of aging. Glutathione is a powerful natural antioxidant that improves the health and appearance of your skin. It also has a multitude of other health benefits that can help you glow from within. 

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is an antioxidant found throughout the body. Your cells make glutathione from three amino acids: glutamine, glycine, and cysteine. As an antioxidant, glutathione reduces oxidative stress on the cells, improving their health. Glutathione occurs naturally in many foods, but the body only absorbs a limited amount from your diet. Glutathione tends to decline with age, stress, or illness, and you may not get enough from your food to get the maximum antioxidant benefits. 

What is in Glutathione Injections?

At Willow Aesthetics, our Glutathione Injection combines this important antioxidant with several other ingredients to boost its health benefits. Along with glutathione, the injection contains vitamin C (ascorbic acid). The body relies on this vitamin for everything from building connective tissues to supporting healthy brain function. It also contains sodium hydroxide, which is used in very small doses to balance acidity and restore a healthier blood pH. 

What are the Benefits of Glutathione?

Glutathione is widely used throughout the body and in every organ system, from the skin to the brain. It is essential for life, and low levels can cause a range of health symptoms. While we offer our Glutathione Injection as a way to improve your skin, it can also dramatically improve your overall well-being. 

Skin Improvements

Glutathione protects skin cells from damage and improves their health, leading to brighter, smoother skin. It can decrease the production of melanin to reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Within as little as three weeks, you can start to see clearer, more even skin. You will also see a boost in collagen that makes your skin firmer and more youthful-looking. 

Antioxidant Protection

Free radicals are damaging molecules that occur inside your cells and can damage proteins and DNA. Your body uses glutathione to protect cells from this free radical damage. Free radicals contribute to signs of aging in the skin, including increased laxity, dullness, and uneven texture.  Decreasing free radicals limits their damage to cellular DNA and can prevent signs of aging. 


Glutathione can bind to many toxins, including heavy metals, and escort them out of the body. These toxins can accumulate in the body over time, affecting your health and making your skin look dull and tired. Glutathione helps your body clear toxins away. This leads to skin that looks brighter and has a vibrant, youthful glow. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Glutathione Injections?

Since glutathione is a naturally occurring antioxidant that your body makes throughout your life, it is safe for almost everyone. Good candidates for Glutathione Injections want to improve their skin from within. The significant health benefits may be added bonuses, but the antioxidant properties of glutathione may help keep your skin looking younger. 

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about glutathione? Schedule your consultation with Willow Aesthetics today by calling our office at (210) 267-8882 or filling out the form below. We are proud to be San Antonio’s Premier Aesthetic Medical Spa.