Women accused of giving illegal butt injections

A man says he fears he suffered nerve damage from the injections, which are not FDA approved
April 4, 2014 5:45:39 PM PDT
Police make arrests after claims of questionable cosmetic procedures, and only Eyewitness News was there when officers swarmed in. This is not the first time these women have been arrested under similar circumstances. This latest investigation comes after one man received butt injections, and felt something went terribly wrong.

Police say charges are pending against two women. They found out about these claims when an alleged customer came forward with concerns.

Maria Teran and her daughter Camille Urgiles were both arrested at a west Houston medical spa on Friday. While Teran denied doing anything illegal as she was faced with our camera, police say both women were allegedly involved in giving an illegal and dangerous butt injection at Kalon medical spa in west Houston last week. Both women have been charged on similar allegations before.

One patient worries he may need extensive plastic surgery after receiving an injection. Receipts show he paid $3,100 by credit card for what he was told is an injection of a Russian-made filler called Argiform. He has since found out it's not FDA approved.

Attorneys for the women gave Eyewitness News a statement, saying they were working to "operate a law-abiding beauty spa under the supervision of a qualified medical director. Any claim of illegal conduct occurring at the spa at this time is patently false and any person making such a claim is clearly motivated solely by their own desire to gain financially by spewing falsehoods."

Police tell us they expect these suspects to be charged with practicing medicine without a license and delivery of dangerous drugs.

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