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"Teen Toxing”: Dangerous Trend Developing in UK Schools
Date:3/17/2010

Botox or other cosmetic injectables not recommended for teens.

(Vocus) March 17, 2010 -- The Physician’s Coalition for Injectable Safety warns against “Teen Toxing” or the administration of Botox or other injectable products to individuals under the age of 18 for cosmetic reasons. According to an article published in the UK Daily Mail, a 15-year-old girl was recently administered Botox injections by her mother Sarah Burge, known in the press as the “human Barbie.”

The Coalition believes that this disturbing report may be an indicator of other questionable cosmetic injection practices. “We need to avoid the abuse of this product in the US and the only way we can do that is by stricter control of distribution and administration of all neurotoxins,” says Richard D’Amico, a leader in the Coalition and former President of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Robert Weiss, MD a Coalition leader from Baltimore, MD and Past-President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) questions the need for teens to use a product used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. “I am very doubtful of the benefits of neurotoxins for individuals who are wrinkle-fee by virtue of their age. Botox does not prevent natural aging, so this seems like an unnecessary risk.” This fact goes directly against the girl’s belief that Botox “prevents wrinkles” on her young face.

The mother, Sarah Burge, is the world record holder for the most cosmetic surgeries on one person and explained in the article that she would be hypocritical to tell her daughter she could not have Botox. She is a trained aesthetic practitioner, orders the Botox from the manufacturer and administers it to her daughter herself. British Surgeons have spoken out against the Burges and injecting into a young teen, but no laws have been b
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