Bans on Botox for Teens?

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Areas Near Houston & Sugar Land, TX

Jun 22, 2009

Botox is prominently in the news after a San Francisco mother announced to Good Morning America, that she injected her 8-year-old daughter with the substance to help her compete in child beauty pageants.  After Children’s Protective Services took custody of the child, the mother recanted and alleged she was paid to make up the news story.  While we all breathe a sigh of relief that a parent is not personally injecting her child with Botox, it does raise the issue of when it is appropriate to begin using Botox Cosmetic.  One state legislature is attempting to take the decision out of the parent’s hands by debating a bill that would make it illegal for children to have Botox injections without a doctor’s corroboration that the treatment is medically necessary.  In Houston, Dr. Michael Eisemann of the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, is a triple board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as on faculty at the University of Texas Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine. Therefore, Dr. Eisemann is very well qualified to answer any questions about the appropriateness and indications for the use of Botox.  Botox is generally used to temporarily treat crows feet and creases in the forehead between the eyes.  Botox is also indicated for other conditions.  To learn if Botox is right for you or your teen, contact the experts at The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center.