Bad Botox Injections Lands Woman in Jail

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We know times are tough, but we don't know how many times we have to tell you all: do not try and save a few bucks when it comes to having potentially dangerous chemicals injected in to your face. You want Botox, that's fine, but for the love of God make sure the person putting weird things inside you is actually certified to do so. Twenty-eight-year-old Diana Marcela Cardenas-Gonzalez certainly wasn't, and her patients turned victims may now need plastic surgery to correct complications from her amateur injections.

Cardenas-Gonzalez, a Miramar resident who originally hails from Columbia, agreed to meet two patients back in September inside a Miami home around the in the 12000 block of Northwest Seventh Lane.

Cardenas-Gonzalez took a needle to the patient's face, and police aren't even actually sure whether or not the substance in the syringe was actually Botox.

In the weeks following the injections both patients developed lumps in their face, almost like cysts. Cardenas-Gonzalez tried to correct her mistake, and offered to use an infrared massager on the victim's face to soften the lumps, but that didn't work.

Eventually her victims went to the police. Cardenas-Gonzalez neither had the licenses to inject Botox or use the infrared massager. She was arrested yesterday, and now sits in the Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center.

As for her patients, their complications required attention from an actual dermatologist, and plastic surgery may be needed to fully correct the injuries.

Stories of illegal injections leading to infections, complications and even death aren't all that uncommon in South Florida, so please, if you're going to have these things needled inside of you do make sure the person doing it is licensed.

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JuliaStanley
JuliaStanley

I would never trust a person that's not certified to administrate Botox....the risk is to high. Even if this seems to be a very easy procedure, if a woman like this one performs it, it's almost impossible to have great results. The amount of Botox that needs to be used and the right place for the injections are things only a doctor can know exactly. When I had botox at Skin Vitality they made me some investigations to see is the treatment is suitable for me and only after this step I had it....I'm sure this woman had no idea about these things.

Rena Graham
Rena Graham

these are the risks that people should avoid..,performing a tasks that you are not reliable to perform lead to a more disastrous consequences. cosmetic surgery

Kelly
Kelly

Botox scares me... I am ALL ABOUT healthy living and wantedto find some solutions to help me age gracefully.  I found Essence Of Argan (www.essenceofargan.com ) about  3 monthsago and am thrilled.  100% natural, pure,organic, Argan oil which has been used for centuries to combat aging in Morocco(which i think means land of beautiful skin :)... Hands-down, this is the bestskin/hair care product on the market today. I use it everywhere and even in my bath. It is even used for my niece's diaper rash!  Anything that is safe enough for babies andloaded w/ omega 3/6/9's (which are not naturally produced by the body) andvitamin E is perfect for me!  I hope thishelps - and I urge all of you to try this product - you will thank me!

rand majestic
rand majestic

LET THIS BE A WARNING TO THE FECKLESS PUBLIC-YOU ARE BROKE-WE KNOW THIS! DON'T COMPOUND THE MISERY BY BEING FECKLESS AND TRUSTING DANGEROUS PROCEEDURES TO JUST A PRETTY FACE. THAT'LL GET YOU KILLED ! HOW STUPID DOES THE SOUTH FLORIDA MENTALITY GO THESE DAYS? PART OF WHY I DON'T WORK ANYMORE-I CAN'T STAND FECKLESS PEOPLE PUTTING MY LIFE AND REPUTATION ON THE LINE.

rand majestic
rand majestic

I HAVE SOME OLD PLASTIC SHRED I USED TO USE FOR INJECTION MOLDS TO MAKE THERMO-SET ARMY SOLDIERS-LET US THINK OF SOMETHING ARTFUL TO FIT THIS CRIME....JUST SAYING-SHE IS ABSURD AND SHOULD GET 15 YEARS FOR THE CRIME!

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