PTC cops charge woman with illegal Botox and hormone treatments
Not just anybody can legally give you a shot of Botox to smooth out your wrinkles, as a woman allegedly doing that in Peachtree City found out Friday.
Kristie M. Johnson was arrested April 27 and accused of practicing medicine without a license out of her business, Omni Medical, according to Public Information Officer Captain Rosanna Dove of the Peachtree City Police Department.
Here’s how it went down:
“On April 27, 2012, the Peachtree City Police Department, in coordination with the Douglasville Police Department, arrested Kristie M. Johnson, of Sandbar Cove, Winston, Ga., for six counts of practicing medicine without a license.
“The investigation began on Feb. 9, 2012, when the Peachtree City Police Department, agents from the Composite Medical Board of Medical Examiners, and an agent from the Georgia Drug and Narcotics Division received information that Johnson was allegedly conducting illegal medical practices at Omni Medical, which is located at 2860 West Highway 54 Suite 200, Peachtree City, Ga.
“After an investigation into the allegations, Johnson, the owner/operator of Omni Medical, was arrested in Douglasville, Ga.
“It is alleged that she was providing treatments for Botox, hormone therapy, and other medical procedures without any medical license to do so.
“If anyone has received medical treatment from this facility in the past you are urged to contact Sgt. Gary Meier at 770-487-8866 Ext. 1349.”
Botox is a brand name for a diluted form of Botulinum toxin that is injected in people under a medical doctor’s care for cosmetic reasons, mainly to smooth out wrinkles.
It also is used medically to treat muscle spasms, chronic migraine headaches, cerebral palsy-like diseases and other conditions.
It has been used clinically since the 1980s.
The toxin is the cause of botulism and in its pure state is one of the two most poisonous substances known to science, according to the Merck Index.