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botox and cadavers

Photo Courtesy of Facebook/CosmeticCouture

Is that an oxymoron or what!  Aren’t they already dead, so why would they need Botox?

What would you do if you found out that your beautician or skin care therapist learned how to administer Botox by practicing on a cadaver?

Well in Britain cadavers were donated to Newcastle University for medical students for research.  However, these cadavers ended up being used by beautician students in a two-day cosmetic surgery workshop so students could perfect their technique in administering Botox.

You can find everything on YouTube today and a student who attended this two-day workshop videotaped it and it went viral.  The video has now been removed.  Above is a picture from that workshop.

I don’t know about you, but if I left my body for medical research, I would hope it got there to help find a cure or be a benefit to someone.  Beauty school is not that venue.

Thankfully (or should I say hopefully) in the U.S., it is outside the scope of estheticians to administer or mix Botox (unless you are a nurse).  This workshop is wrong on so many levels.

To read more on this topic, click on the following link:

Murphy, M. (2016). Daily Star, “Botox beauty students practice on DEAD bodies”. Retrieved January 6, 2016, from: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/485482/botox-injection-dead-bodies-newcastle-university-cosmetic-surgery