New Jersey Assembly panel approves bill banning Botox use by minors

    Update: KYW reports the panel has approved the bill to create the ban.

    Original report: Fresh off the heels from the headline-making San Francisco mom who was injecting her 8-year-old with Botox, New Jersey’s Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee is expected to vote today on a bill that would ban the use of Botox by minors.

    Teens and kids will have to find another way to remove their crows feet.

    The New Jersey bill was actually introduced in February before the California case came about, when Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker (D-Essex) noticed a rise in teens injecting the wrinkle-removing botulism toxin into their faces at an increasing rate, as NJ.com reports.

     

    Bil A3838 includes data from a study that found 12,110 patients under the age of 18 using Botox in 2009. The bill would still allow for underage Botox injections as a medical treatment, with guidelines set by the state Board of Medical Examiners and the commissioner of Health and Senior Services.

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