Anti-wrinkle injection for children? Can it happen in Melbourne?

This has to be one of the more outrageous reports I have seen in a long time. A California woman whose daughter takes part in beauty pageants, has been injecting her 8 year old little girl with anti-wrinkle injections for the girl’s dimples. WTF!?

Pageant Mom Gives Botox to 8-Year-Old, Defends Actions (2011)

The woman claims her daughter was teased by other “little angels” in the beauty pageants… so she’s been getting her daughter injected with muscle paralyser. Mom receives international condenation for jabbing Britney to keep up with other girls on the “tough” circuit. And I must say the criticism is well deserved.

I have an eight eyar old daughter and injecting her for cosmetic reasons is not even an idea I could possibly conceive! As far as I’m concerned, this is actually child abuse, it should be illegal. I’d love to see Australia making anti-wrinkle injections use in children illegal (except for medicinal use eg. Cerebral palsy etc) . I wonder if mum has any idea how much damage she can to her daughter raising her to believe she’s just not good enough without a bit of tweaking.

Anti-wrinkle injections can be stingy and are definitely not recommended, to put it mildly (it should be prohibited) for anyone under 18 for cosmetic reasons.

Following a TV interview on “Good Morning America” child welfare authorities in the United States are investigating the mother. Trent Rhorer, executive director of the San Francisco Human Services Agency, said officials wanted to talk to Kerry Campbell and her daughter Britney. ”It’s pretty unusual for a mum to be injecting an eight-year-old and certainly is grounds for an investigation,” Mr Rhorer said on US television.

Apparently mom, who claims she’s a trained esthetician, wasn’t making a first-time confession on ‘GMA’ — earlier this year, the 34-year-old demonstrated for a British news outlet her technique for administering injections into her little girl’s face, and claimed the practice is growing on the kiddie pageant circuit.

On her injections shots, Britney told ‘GMA’ correspondent Lara Spencer, “It hurt sometimes, but I get used to it.” Britney also told ‘GMA’ she endured treatments (which often results in swelling and bruising, as seen in photos of Britney) because she thinks she “looks way better, like, beautiful, pretty… like, all those kinds of nice words.”

Interesting enough Britney reportedly told the U.K.’s Sun that “My friends think it’s cool I have all the treatments and they want to be like me. I check every night for wrinkles [and] when I see some, I want more injections…. They used to hurt, but now I don’t cry that much…I also want a boob and nose job soon.”

Campbell has also administered bikini waxes to her daughter in the hopes that she won’t grow pubic hair. She told the Sun, “”All I want is for Britney to have the best start in life, so it is easier for her to become a superstar.”

The anti-wrinkle injection products for little Britney are allegedly purchased online by Campbell, who claims to have no doubts about the treatments’ safety. The FDA approves the use of anti-wrinkle injections in U.S. patients who are age 18 and older.

I read this and the words of the little girls make hair on my body stand up. I feel so sorry for the little girl. Just imagine what kind of physiological damage she will have by the time she’s a teenager.

Are ready for a “Beauty Pegeant” in Melbourne?

The other piece of the puzzle is that I just found out that US-style children’s beauty pageant is planned for Melbourne in July this year. Different communities and social groups are opposing the contest.  Kristin Kyle, who is helping organise a US-style pageant for babies to adults in Melbourne, said injecting children with anti-wrinkle injections was bizarre. Melinda Tankard Reist, of anti-child sexualisation group Collective Shout, is running a petition to have such pageants banned in Australia.

The Melbourne pageant will feature American child beauty queen Eden Wood, 6, who has had extensive waxing and tanning and appears to wear coloured contacts in some photos. Her portfolio of ”looks” includes a Las Vegas showgirl and a cowgirl.

Ms Reist said the example of Ms Campbell and her daughter showed the ”extent to which some mothers will go to ensure their daughters succeed at these pageants”.

The prescribed drug could only be administered in Australia by a doctor or supervised division 1 registered nurse.

I strongly disagree with children pageants, baby contest and all the superficial competitions aimed at giving children a complex about their appearance or having children becoming self-absorbed teenagers/adults thinking all they need to do is ‘look pretty’ to get by.

What’s your view on this outrageous piece of news?

One Response so far.

  1. LSW says:

    Cosmetic Botox for a little girl in USA… Believe it or not!

    Reportedly, the “Botox child” Britney has been removed from her mum care over the weekend. Regardless of mum’s motives for injecting her 8 year old daughter with Botox (for wrinkles!!!! WTF???) and giving her regular waxes, it was the wrong thing to do.

    Child protection officers concluded their investigation with the removal of 8-year-old Britney from her mother’s care.

    Everyone needs to know that injecting Botox, particularly when it’s done incorrectly and not by an experienced doctor, can cause side effects, including problems breathing and swallowing, let alone the phycological damage when performed on children (again, for cosmetic and not health reasons).

    Please vote for Botox by doctor


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