« New arena for Islanders? | Main | Porn in libraries »

05/12/2011

Child receives botox injections from mother

An eight-year-old girl from San Francisco is getting Botox treatments from her mother to prevent lines on her face.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Post your comments (below) and they could end up on Eyewitness News.  Tune in tonight for complete coverage on this story.

Comments

Susan Hawk

Regarding Child Botox issue: Aside from people commenting on the obvious mental stability of the mothers who subject their children to such psychological and physical extremities to fit into Western Society and Americanized Glamour. I believe it is more important to look at one of the real roots of the problem, this is a western cultural value so ingrained in their thinking, to them it is normal. The reality of it is that when these type of horrendous stories are shared, it is not at all surprising to me. Simply put, I'm a full blooded Native American and fortunate enough to have been raised with Lakota cultural values and ceremonies. I have my head on right and know from right and wrong. My Grandfather Steve A. always said to us "Don't try to understand the white people, because you'll never understand them. It's just the way it is."

Amanda Knapp

I cannot believe Child services or any type of police or government source has not come down on this woman for what she is doing to her child. This is wrong on so many levels. How do you know the child couldn't get a serious illness or infection or even die now or in the future from this? Botox is NOT meant for children. & On top of that we are suppose to be helping to build our child's self esteem and teach that its whats on the inside that matters. What is wrong with this woman she needs some serious help and Child services Should really be stepping in. Or the child's FATHER, GRANDMOTHER, Any one that really cares about her should do something about this. If they cared they would not sit back and watch this happen.

Mr. Kenyatta Simpson

I saw this on TV today and I think that Child Beauty Pagents should be banned. I don't know why you would give a child whose not even 10 years old an adult procedure like Botox. Furthermore, the mother should be very ashamed of herself and think about what could happen with this child in the future because come her teens years she will probably tell her to get cosmetic plastic surgery by the time she's 12. We are in a society that being beautiful is a must and in the end it just ends up ugly, and uglier now that we are making children get an adult procedure.

Irelands Finest

This so called mother is a mental case and needs medical help. Child Services should be called in and proper action should be taken against this woman. I agree with every comment posted here, this woman is unstable.

Suzanne Hornbeck

I am disgusted with the mother for subjecting her daughter to this because she wants her to look better for a beauty pageant. She should be ashamed for thinking her daughter isn't pretty enough in the first place. I hope some one puts a stop to this before it goes any further and possibly affects her daughter's health.

joyce of long island

This really going off the chain,the child has not reach puberty yet and her facial features has not fully developed yet.I wonder if the mother understands the serious consequences that she can bring upon her daughter.I wonder who taught her how and where to give the injections in the proper area.This is giving this child a false sense of beauty.Is there a law that says at what age botox should not be given and does it requires a prescription to give and buy this medications.I wonder if she is trained in doing the injections properly,safely and aseptically.The mothers mind is deeply clouded and she is not thinking about the safety of her child and if you ask the child if she likes getting injections in her face without the mother being there what will be her true response.

Frank Siciliano

Obviously, the TOX part of botox seems to have escaped this woman. I would call this nauseating self-image twisting the product of a mentally unstable personality, but it would be a slander against the mentally unstable. To subject a growing child to what is in essence a toxic substance for aesthetic purposes takes the term "wrong" and raises it to a whole new level. She has no idea what effect it will have in the long run, nor does she seem to care.

mike

Even though i absolutely abhor what happened to this child, but please do not say EVERY child is beautiful(i am talking about modeling competition type). STOP being politically correct.

Joe

20% of all botox is fake so the child is most likely not in danger but if its real, 1 billionth of an oz can kill her baby. Botox will shut down major organs. Note the child will have self esteem problem for the rest of her life because she will never be beautiful in her own mind. Their are no perfect people. Just a perfect photo shop job!

everton

Is botox to be administered by a doctor or can anyone do it. If only by a doctor then she should be reprimanded

amalia lewis

HER MOTHER IS A CRAZY LADY THIS LADY MUST BE OUT OF HER MIND TO DO SUCH A THING TO HER OWN DAUGHTER . . . . SHE SHOULD BE BUT TOO JAIL .

Jeff

Disgusting is putting it lightly. An 8yr old child is cute anyway. the mother should be promoting physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.. Isn't this stuff a controlled substance?

KAREN MITCHELL

IF THEY LIVED IN NYC SHE WOULD BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY FROM THE MOTHER SO WHY IS IT SO DIFFERENT THERE? THIS IS CLEARLY A CASE OF MENTAL DISORDER ON THE MOTHERS PART CAUSE WHO IN THIER RIGHT MIND WILL GIVE A CHILD BOTOX!!

KAREN MITCHELL

IF THEY LIVED IN NYC SHE WOULD BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY FROM THE MOTHER SO WHY IS IT SO DIFFERENT THERE? THIS IS CLEARLY A CASE OF MENTAL DISORDER ON THE MOTHERS PART CAUSE WHO IN THIER RIGHT MIND WILL GIVE A CHILD BOTOX!!

Thatisnasty

Ew. Our generation is turning out to be something TERRIBLE. Thongs, now botox? WOW

Lydia

Everyone wonders about Lady Gaga and her wild get ups...Hello people...Lady Gaga is normal and kind and would never entertain this insane treatment of a child...everyone is unique and special accd to Gaga...Has this woman entered the Twilight Zone of Parenthood???
Seriously, horrific beyond words...

Cathie

In a world where we are trying to teach our children that everyone is special and should be building up their self esteem we have women actually doing this to their children -it is horrible. In school systems all around the whole we are trying to teach children tolerance and anti-bullying and here we have a mom that is basicially giving others an opportunity to tease and bully her child because "when your own mom doesn't think you are pretty enough or good enough" what is that saying to the world. That woman should be ashamed of herself and ACS should be notified because giving Botox to a child should be seen as a form of Child Abuse.

Carolyn C.

This mother is being ridiculous!! She has no idea that Botox is derived from Botulism? It's like injecting poison into her daughter's face. Years from now it might impose a problem, being she was so young getting this. This mother needs a psychiatrist!

Cheryl Williams

Eeeeek! Sadly, this does not surprise me.
This is what happens when the impressionable public
believes the nonsence of media hype. Very sad that it's ultimately
the children that suffer

R.J.

Seriously you want to give a child botox! Child services come on down, one more crazy person doing something horrific to their child. Its one thing to give yourself botox (if your stupid) but its another thing to inject poision into your daughter because they think itll help get rid of wrinkles in pagents! That woman is crazy and needs some help!

Nancy

I agree with just about every comment posted on here. The girl will endure scars and who knows what other side affects such as; infections or worse. There should definitely be someone intervention here before this gets worse. She might even kill her.

Joann

Hopefully with enough attention CPS will step in here. This is utterly absurd. Her mom definitely has issues and should seek psychiatric help!

Kathleen

Shocked and horrified! I think this mother has serious self-esteem issues of her own, and should not be placing them onto her young and trusting daughter. It is absolutely outrageous and her daughter is having to endure this continual pain and the possibility of infection and scarring. She isn't a M.D. either!! This can cause damage to her daughter over time. There needs to be an intervention here to stop her from any further injecting her child!

pat

The mother should be arrested for child abuse

Carmen

I think she and all other mothers doing this to their children should be investigate. (1) There is no MD behind her last name. (2) If the other mothers throw their children off a bridge to see if they can fly would she also do it. How stupit can you possible be. This a your child," botox" , your child. Dont you get it. You are hurting your child with a needle. Let her be what she is a young girl. My God you must be the dummiest mother in the world. If you were looking for attention you got it but it is not with the public but with DIFUS and the courts. They should discuss how long of a term they should give you. For (1) indangering the welfare of a child. (2) Practicing medical procedures without a license. And you should not be te only one that should be punished, the doctor that gave you the botox and needles to this ridiculous procedure to your child. Along with all other idiot mothers that are doing this to their children. Shame on you. A child is a gift from God not a piece of meat that you abuse.

Carol White

This mother should be locked up. Nobody knows the long term effect of botox. In addition, what wrinkles could an eight year old child have that must be erased through invasive measures? How about a night cream?

JANE VITELLI

Why hasn't child protective services been contacted? As far as I know the mother hasn't been trained to inject medications. The motbher does not say where she gets the Botox from. Whoever is supplying the mother with Botox should lose their license. The mother is making her daughter endure unnecessary pain. If I was still employed by the public schools and this girl was one of my students, I as a mandated reporter would have reported this mother. Shame on her.

joann

I cant believe this whats the matter with the mother whats this world come to

Elizabeth Rodriguez

the mom is nuts to be putting her daughter thew botox treatmen at a early age!!!.. Just for a pajent. the mother be put in jail for it!!! no young child should go thew that at all for a pajent or any other reason. A child is beautiful as a flower

Donna

OMG! Are you kidding? An eight year old? What kind of message is this mother sending? I am outraged! Fisrt of all I think pagent Moms are are so very wierd, like they are tring to live through thier daughters, this mother should be ashamed of herself. If she were concerned about anything ... maybe this little girl should drop a few pounds, or get her teeth fixed. And hey the Mom looks like she should loose a few pounds too. UNBELIVEABLE! What is this world comming to? This story made me sick as many of these pagent stories do. GET A GRIP!!!!

Keith R. Enste

Are we so artificial, superficial, naïve and vain? Talk about ridiculous: this borders on child abuse. Obviously, this woman is attempting to live vicariously through her daughter she has a serious problem. This should not be done on someone so young. What about the long term implications of such treatments: I’m shocked that a licensed practitioner would subject someone so young to such a procedure. This mother needs to have her head examined. I hope that child services in her area investigate her! As I said: to me this is abuse!

PQ

That woman does not deserve to have been blessed with a child! That woman needs help desperately! The child also needs therapy at this point. There should be a law to protect children such as this little girl from a nut such as her mom!

Julia Sanders

Why do we hound a mother wanting a better education for her child but do nothing when a mother injects poison into her child for a beauty pagant, Come on folks, we have finally lost the real reason God gave us a child in the first place. To love regardless of how they look and not to inject poison into their system, Has this mother thought of the long term effect on this child. I would say no, Think she needs to be charged with endangering a child.

Jan

The mom is not fit to be a mother. CPS should be knocking on the door of this woman. Absolutely disgraceful.

Karen Goeller, CSCS

Absolutely disgusting!!! Give the kid plenty of water and feed her healthy/nutritious foods (appropriate portion sizes) and she'll be naturally BEAUTIFUL!!! What will this parent do and what will this kid look like by the time she is 20 years old? Botox shots and other elective procedures (beauty related) should be illegal for anyone under 18!!!!

Jayson

I think that this is clearly child abuse! Notice that the mother never says where she got the Botox. It will make the little girl have some severe self esteem issues. And what about the rest of her life? Will she have to use botox until she dies?

Sherri

This is child abuse, a young impressionable girl needs to find self worth through intellectual experience and friendship. Her mother needs professional help.

diane knoblock

I think this mother should be arrested.

Gail Sykes

This is outrageous. I think this woman is out of her mind. I think this is a form of child abuse and should not be allowed. What possible aging lines could an 8 year old have that requires botox? NONE. I think charges should be brought against this woman. If the child was old enough to make up her own mind that would be one thing but this poor little girl is only repeating what she has been told by her mother.

M. Ambrozia

I was horrified when I saw this story. I think the child should be taken from the mother while a full investigation of this abuse takes place. The mother is endangering the welfare of her child.

karen gaffner

And this is not defined as child abuse? Not only is it physical abuse but emotional abuse as well. what is wrong with a society where anyone finds this acceptable parenting!

Bert Jackson

Holy hell, that was a horrible reason. Do you get tattoo advice from pageant mothers too?

Mel

I feel the mother should be thrown in Jail. Let a child be a child. This is horrible.

Maryann

If it wasn't ABC, I would have thought it was a joke! Why inject botox into an 8-year old baby girl? That mother should have her head examined.

Kemi

This mother is a disgrace. Her actions are disgusting. Disgusting! Child services needs to get involved and get this little girl out of such an environment. how can anyone poison they're child like that?

MICHELLE

I THINK THE MOTHER IS CRAZY. HER CHILD IS TOO YOUNG TO MESS UP HER FACE. DID THE MOTHER HERSELF GET BOTOX? GOD MADE YOU THE WAY HE WANTED YOU TO BE. LEAVE THAT CHILD'S FACE ALONE. SHE'S GONNA GET WRINKLES REGARDLESS

The comments to this entry are closed.