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Miami Woman Arrested for Fake Botox Injections

A Miami facialist has been arrested by police for allegedly perfoming unlicensed facial injections of counterfeit Botox that severely injured two people.

Diana Marcela Cardenas-Gonzalez, 28, was charged on Tuesday, May 24th, of practicing medicine without a license, and practicing health care without a license causing injuries, reports NBC Miami.

On September 26, 2010, in Miami, two patients received supposed Botox treatments on their faces by Cardenas-Gonzalez, reports the police.

The police report states, ""[Cardenas-Gonzalez] injected both victims about the face using a syringe which was alleged to contain 'Botox' in exchange for U.S. currency."  

In the following month, states the report, the victims suffered cyst-like masses on their faces, and contacted Cardenas-Gonzalez, who treated them with facial massages to "soften up" the cysts.

Eventually, however, the victims required doctor intervention and may need plastic surgery to correct their induced injuries.

Consumers can learn how to safely receiving Botox treatments in Dr. Bryan Liang's article on safe Botox injections.  

Also recently in the news, a New Zealand woman was injected with cooking oil when she received counterfeit Botox injections.

By S. Imber

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