Fake BOTOX Still Deadly
April 18, 2006
Several women have died as a result of "bogus BOTOX" injections, prompting the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) to issue a warning against any cosmetic treatments performed by non-physicians.
Lower Price, But Higher Cost
People go to non-physicians because of the lower price. One such non-physician, a California hairstylist, may face manslaughter charges for injecting clients with a counterfeit chemical. At least one of the women she injected has died.
BOTOX Also Unsafe
Injections of real BOTOX can also lead to health problems, up to and including facial paralysis, deformity, and death, if it is administered improperly.