Vitamin C Injection for Cosmetic

Malaysian Health Technology Assessment (MaHTAS)
Record ID 32016000499
Authors' objectives: To assess the safety, efficacy/effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of vitamin C injection for cosmetic purposes such as anti-ageing, anti-wrinkles and whitening agent.
Authors' recommendations: There was no significant clinical evidence to prove that vitamin C injection either used singly or in combination with glutathione and collagen can improve skin elasticity (anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle) and whiten the skin. Although there was a laboratory study that showed the potential effect of vitamin C to improve skin elasticity, the study was low level of evidence. In additions, the safety of vitamin C injection for cosmetic purposes such as anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle and whitening agents was inconclusive due to lack of clinical data retrieved. No cost effectiveness study was retrieved from the scientific databases.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Malaysia
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Cosmetic Techniques
Organisation Name: Malaysian Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: Malaysian Health Technology Assessment Section, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Federal Government Administrative Centre, Level 4, Block E1, Parcel E, 62590 Putrajaya Malaysia Tel: +603 8883 1229
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