Cops:Woman Arrested For Fake Botox Injections

Miramar woman gave faulty face injections without license: cops

A Miramar woman is behind bars after police say she performed unlicensed facial injections in a Miami home, severely injuring two people.

Diana Marcela Cardenas-Gonzalez, 28, was arrested Tuesday on charges of practicing medicine without a license and practicing health care without a license causing injuries.

The incident happened on Sept. 26 when the two patients went to a home in the 12000 block of Northwest 7th Lane in Miami to receive Botox treatments on their faces by Cardenas-Gonzalez, according to a police report.

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

But over the next month, both victims began to suffer from cyst-like masses on their faces, and contacted Cardenas-Gonzalez, who had them meet her for facial massages, the report said.

Cardenas-Gonzalez used an infrared massager, claiming it would "soften up" the product in their faces, the report said. 

The injections required medical attention from a licensed dermatologist and may need plastic surgery to correct, according to the report.

Police found Cardenas-Gonzalez had no license to perform medical procedures in the state of Florida, and she was arrested.

Cardenas-Gonzalez, a native of Colombia, was being detained in a Miami-Dade detention center on an immigration hold. It was not immediately known whether she has an attorney.

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