Personally, I’ve made it to 41 without plastic surgery, peels or any of that sh*t, I don’t see why anyone would want to have needles of poison into your face to paralyze the wrinkles away. It never fails that somehow, something bad happens when folks trust their health and well-being to the (for-profit) medical vanity industry, like exploding, leaking breast implants and this. (AP):

A couple who underwent Botox injections last week were hospitalized with botulism poisoning, and health officials were attempting to determine whether the injections were to blame.

The man and woman, both in their 50s, were in critical condition Sunday at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and were breathing through ventilators, said Dr. Charles Schallop, a neurologist treating them. Hospital officials did not immediately return a call Monday to update their condition.

In New Jersey, Department of Health spokeswoman Gretchen Michael said health officials are monitoring two other patients there who might have botulism. Officials are working with the Florida Department of Health, although no link between the cases has been confirmed, Michael said.

Botulism is a rare and potentially fatal paralytic illness that affects muscles, eyes, limbs and respiratory tract. Botox is a derivative of the botulism toxin that is used as a muscle relaxant and an anti-wrinkle drug.”

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding