Botox Offered for Sale Illegally on eBay

Last Updated Jan 12, 2009 3:21 PM EST

Despite attempts by eBay to prevent sellers from offering illegal Botox kits, the botulin toxin can still be found on the auction site, according to RealSelf.com. The online beauty mag found this:211513823_o.jpg
A seller from Texas offers auction shoppers 100 units of Allergan's Botox Cosmetic. The seller markets their item by explaining that self-injecting Botox is easy and a money saver.
"When having this treatment at the Spa, I started to think that it wasn't that hard to do after watching the girl at the MedSpa do mine, and started talking with her about options of doing it at home. She was able to obtain quantities of the products they use at the Spa for me to use at home and share with my friends (mostly other Mom). I am just a real person who wants to share my amazing find and perhaps make a little money in the process."
Scary stuff, given that Botox is administered by injection. A quick search by BNET found all sorts of dubious medical treatments, mostly for vanity purposes, being offered on eBay. Here's one:
Treatment Extender 100% Natural Guaranteed to remove Fine Lines Works by Relaxing the small muscles that causes wrinkles Intensifying your skin ability to retain moisture & revitalize it's natural elasticity A complex of plants extract and polypeptides help with the regeneration of your collagen Great after dermal abrasion and laser too!
The ad shows a woman receiving injections of The Skin Society Treatments X Serum. That image, above, is from their ad. EBay previously made attempts to remove illegal medicine sales on the site.

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