A doctor in Las Vegas has been arrested for injecting into the faces of his unsuspecting patients a derivative of the deadly botulism toxin.
He has admitted injecting the patients, who came for Botox treatments, with paralyzing shots of botulinum toxin type A instead of the Botox for which they had paid. Sounds like a pretty open-and-shut case, eh?
Except for one thing: Botox is botulinum toxin type A.
It’s just the trademarked version, the brand name version. It is the same exact substance.
So what this case comes down to is, they paid for the paralytic facial neurotoxin version of Louis Vuitton and instead got the paralytic facial neurotoxin Louis Vutton. How embarrassing, to have a knockoff face!
I cynically predict it will not go to court when the patients realize their names will be part of the public record. Charges dropped in exchange for free treatments, you’ll see. Hey, counterfeit youth is addictive, as John Wyndham knew.