Another fast way to lighten skin with no downtime involved is the intravenous glutathione. Some celebrities even avail of double doses of glutathione with Vitamin C once a week for five straight weeks and maintain with one dose a week then every two weeks when they have reached their desired color. Prices range from P2,500 to P5,500 for a single dose of glutathione with Vitamin C vial. Establishments I have tried are Belo Clinics, Aesthetic Science and Cathy Valencia.
IV Gluta whitens from within before reaching the surface. To speed things up, try body scrubs with bleach or topical solutions from skin whitening clinics which are not safe for pregnant women. Only body scrub minus the bleach and oral glutathione supplements are considered safe for expectant mothers.
Sunblocks with at least SPF 30 must be applied on exposed areas.
Extracts from an article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer by Kinny Salas, published 23 July 2009 (original)