I'm 19 years and 9 months old. Recently, I found out I'm aging. When I looked in the mirror, I can see my wrinkles! On the forehead especially. And also my eyebags! Ouch.
Im thinking of getting botox, but no way I have a pair of cekodok-like cheeks already that I don't want them to grow any bigger. By the way, can get botox injection only at the forehead area meh? mmm Somehow I am a Muslimah that we cannot get any of this injection. So I was thinking of getting vitamin C injection. Still this injection is prohibited in Islam.
Plus, it's not all glowing face and rosy cheeks; there are some very real side effects. They include localized inflammation of the vein, thinning of bones, kidney problems and allergic reactions. While some of the side effects may be temporary and not really serious, there are others which may lead to death.
Subcutaneous infusions of vitamin C should only be used for emergency situations, such as combating advanced cases of scurvy. As I do not have scurvy, so taking vitamin C subcutaneously is not necessary for me.
Injections are also an invasive procedure. It breaks the skin. The biggest danger from injections is not so much a dirty needle as it is dirty skin. Needles can push bacteria and other contaminants that normally reside safely on the surface of the skin beneath the skin causing a nasty and ugly condition called orbital cellulites.
The body can only absorb so much of any one given source, be it vitamin or mineral--the rest of the substance is then "sluffed off" &/or accumulated into harmful excess.Thus, internal cell structural damage can occur with build up over the use of a certain time frame or plan.
The Malaysian Medical Resources Says:1) The best source of vitamins, including vitamin C, are a good helping of fruits and veg. This is truly natural. Anything that comes in a pill, capsule, bottle or injection is no longer natural.
2) More is not necessarily better. It may be harmful. [Well, with injections you ca get either 1000 mg or perhaps 2000..while daily your body needs 100x LESS than that!]
3) The main effect of expensive Vitamin C injections will be an increased production of expensive urine (Vitamin C is water soluble and is excreted in the urine)
Malaysia Dermatology Association president Dr Gangaram Hemandas said that from a scientific point of view, there is no justification for its use as an intravenous infusion,adding that the best way to deliver Vitamin C to the skin was applying it as a cream. [I guess there is no use of using Vitamin C by injecting it because Vitamin C is water soluble, so you gain nothing by injecting it. Even subcutaneously. It can agitates structural skin tissue & cause ulcerated wounds.]He also said that Vitamin C supplements were for people with low levels of the vitamin.
So what do you say? :)