Washington Cracks Down on Phony Botox, Laser Treatments
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.
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.
In the quest for beauty, always be cautious. Botox is a safe and effective treatment that should only be administered by a licensed doctor, and preferably one who specializes in the face (such as Dr. Silich at Shizuka New York Medical Spa). Beware of cheap Botox knockoffs. Botox is an FDA approved substance manufactured in the US by Allergan. In addition, laser facial treatments should only be performed by highly trained skin care technicians. Don’t be afraid to ask your aesthetician questions about the treatment and equipment they are using.
Source: Seattle Times
Photo Source: KOMO News