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Monday
Oct122009

Fake Botox

Federal officials in Washington State indicted three beauty salon proprieters this week for administering phony Botox and for trying to bribe an officer to overlook an unauthorized laser device.

Fake Botox Victim

In the first instance, Xin “Faith” He of Natural Beauty in Bellvue, WA told clients she was injecting Botox and the hyaluronic acid dermal filler Restylane when in fact she was injecting counterfeit substances. Her actions led to at least two reported negative reactions since 2004 that required a dermatologist’s or plastic surgeon’s care. One victim (pictured above), who wished to remain anonymous, remarked, “My face looked like Frankenstein’s.”

In the second case, the two owners of Crystal Nails in Burien are charged with offering an official an $800 bribe to overlook a dangerous and unapproved radiation-emitting laser treatment they had imported.

Reader Comments (1)

Wow. It's really interesting that some people would actually choose a beauty or nail salon to have their medical services performed. Is it really a shock when something goes wrong?? We had a patient who had come to us after having sclerotherapy done at a place that only did facials. The place was called "Face and Frills." These facialists were injecting some unknown solution into the veins. The palient tried calling and went by to get some from of a "medical record" of what the solution was that was injected and the owner would not tell her. At the time, I was astounded that this woman would go to such a place to get her veins done, but now after being in business for a few years, nothing surprises me. I wish there was a way to instill common sense and education in some of these patients because there will always be seedy businesses cropping up ready and willing to perform illegal services on them.

10.24 | Unregistered Commenterwendyh

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