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CDC Warns of Fake Botox Shots in 9 States

19 women experienced harmful reactions, including difficulty breathing, slurred speech

(Newser) - The CDC is warning about counterfeit or botched Botox shots that have led to hospitalizations in numerous states. Nineteen women in nine states experienced harmful reactions. Nine people were hospitalized and four were treated with an antitoxin due to fears that the Botox—a purified form of the botulinum toxin—...

A Renewed Investigation of Celeb-Praised 'Vampire Facial'

New Mexico DOH says platelet-rich plasma facials have been tied to HIV cases at closed spa

(Newser) - Albuquerque's VIP Beauty Salon and Spa has been shuttered for nearly five years, but it keeps making headlines—this time, for yet another HIV case linked to its infamous "vampire facial." Per USA Today , the New Mexico Department of Health is urging past clients who may have...

New Anti-Wrinkle Drug May Be Botox Rival

FDA approves Daxxify, another botulinum toxin

(Newser) - Botox has ruled the anti-wrinkle market for two decades now, but a potential rival has just been cleared by the FDA. The agency on Thursday approved the drug Daxxify, made by Revance Therapeutics, reports the Hill . Like Botox, Daxxify is what's known as a botulinum toxin that gets injected...

Floridians Can Get Drive-Thru Botox in Building's Garage

'Just wear a mask, put your head out the car window'

(Newser) - Floridians who want to get rid of worry lines but are worried about COVID-19 now have the option of drive-thru Botox injections. Celebrity plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer, also known as "Dr. Miami," has been offering the procedure for $600 in the garage of his Miami building. "The...

Camels Busted for Botox in Pageant Scandal

At least 12 kicked out of Saudi festival

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia is holding its annual monthlong camel festival—and cheaters are not welcome. With around $60 million up for grabs in races and show competitions, unscrupulous owners have been drugging animals and even giving them Botox injections in an attempt to win camel beauty pageants, the National reports. At...

Botox Has Hidden Deadly Toxin Somewhere in America

Inside the deadly secrets, maximum security of the Botox empire

(Newser) - It sounds like something out of Mission: Impossible. The laboratory in Irvine, California, is protected by locked door after locked door, glass barriers, double-paned windows, metal-enclosed workstations, video surveillance, and 24-hour guards. And a waiver lets visitors know they risk complete paralysis just by entering. At the center of all...

Why Women Are Injecting Botox Under Their Hair

'Blowtox' does more than just prevent sweating

(Newser) - Women know what a workout can do to their 'do—and now dermatologists have a treatment for it. Called "Blowtox" by some, it's really a bunch of Botox injections in the scalp that prevent sweating and have the pleasant side-effect of keeping blow-dried or straightened hair from...

Hey, Kids: Botox Could Hurt Your Emotional Development

Researcher fears 'blank-faced' generation

(Newser) - People under 25 are increasingly seeking Botox injections, and the phenomenon could threaten their emotional development, researchers say. A theory known as the "facial feedback hypothesis" holds that recreating others' facial expressions could be central to adolescents' emotional growth, says aesthetic nurse practitioner and researcher Helen Collier. But a...

FDA: Clinics May Have Received Fake Botox

No reports of patients getting counterfeit stuff

(Newser) - The FDA is warning of a Botox threat to US customers: Clinics may have ended up with fake material instead of the authentic stuff from Allergan Inc. Officials have found counterfeit Botox in the country, though thus far, there haven't been reports of patients being injected with it. According...

In Florida, Get Limo Rides, Botox, Booze at ... Dentist

Or get a massage with your teeth cleaning

(Newser) - Who said going to the dentist had to be boring and/or terrifying? A dental office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has turned getting your teeth inspected into a luxurious event, complete with champagne, massages, and a personal concierge who will make you limo and dinner reservations, reports the Sun Sentinel . Dr....

Actresses Launch No-Surgery League

Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Rachel Weisz not going under the knife

(Newser) - Get ready for wrinkles. That's the word from 35-year-old actress Kate Winslet, who, along with pals Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz, is taking a vow against plastic surgery and Botox. They've even launched the British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League. "It goes against my morals, the way my parents...

Mom's Gift to 7-Year-Old: Coupon for Boob Job

Daughter 'squealed with delight,' boasts proud mother

(Newser) - A mom who likes to consider herself a " Human Barbie " had a special birthday surprise for her 7-year-old daughter: A coupon for a boob job. Daughter Poppy "begged me for a boob job, so I gave her the voucher so she can have it after she's...

ABC Refuses to Pay $10K for Botox Mom Hoax

Network is investigating how staffers missed the fraud

(Newser) - ABC is refusing to pay $10,000 for fake photos of " Botox mom " Sheena Upton injecting her 8-year-old daughter with the anti-wrinkle medicine, saying the mother's admission it was all a hoax kills the deal. "We had agreed to pay a $10,000 licensing fee to...

Botox Mom: I Made It Up for Cash

She spun the controversial story for money

(Newser) - If the story of the mom who gave her 8-year-old daughter Botox sounded too crazy to be true, that’s because … it’s not true. “Kerry Campbell,” who lost custody of her daughter after spinning the tale, came forward today to tell the world her name is...

Botox Girl Taken From California Mom

Authorities remove 8-year-old after series of injections for pageants

(Newser) - A California mom who admitted giving her 8-year-old daughter Botox injections has lost custody of the girl. San Francisco authorities launched an investigation last week after mom Kerry Campbell discussed the injections as part of their preparation for little girl beauty pageants on Good Morning America. "I just, like,...

Botox Can Make It Harder to Empathize
 Botox Can Make It 
 Harder to Empathize 
study says

Botox Can Make It Harder to Empathize

Without the ability to mimic expressions, it's difficult to perceive emotions

(Newser) - Research has already shown that Botox can have an effect on your own emotions, but a new study shows it may also affect how you perceive the emotions of others, USA Today reports. Part of the way we read emotions involves mimicking the facial expressions of others, the lead researcher...

Boob Jobs Are Up, Nose Jobs Are Down

Number of breast implants rises by 40% over the last decade

(Newser) - Plastic surgery has undergone quite the boom and, ahem, bust cycle over the past decade. The number of breast implants is up 40%, with about 300,000 women having them done in 2010, while the number of breast lifts rose 70% to 90,000, the New York Times reports. Meanwhile,...

Mom Gives Daughter, 8, Botox
 Mom Gives Daughter, 8, Botox 

Mom Gives Daughter, 8, Botox

'I wish I'd had the same advantages,' says beautician mother

(Newser) - An addled mom is boasting that she injects Botox into her 8-year-old daughter's face every three months so she can be a "star." She also arranges body waxes for her girl. "I wish that I'd had the same advantages when I was younger," mom Kerry Campbell...

'Cartel Queen' Gets Botox in Mexican Prison

Trying to look her best in cocaine smuggling biz

(Newser) - Mexican authorities have launched an investigation into a beauty treatment received by a suspected drug cartel queen while cooling her heels in prison. Sandra Avila Beltran—facing charges of cocaine trafficking to the US, money laundering and conspiracy—was given a Botox injection by a doctor last month in an...

Heidi Klum's Aging Secret: Gain Weight!

Cosmetic surgery is nothing compared to the power of a few pounds

(Newser) - Forget Botox: If you want to look young as you grow older, just gain a few pounds, according to Heidi Klum. "The ultimate beauty secret for a woman getting older is, Don't be too thin!" she tells Self . "When you are just muscle, you end up being...

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