SURFSIDE, Fla. - A 59-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday on accusations that she administered injections, such as Botox and Juvederm, without a medical license.
Alicia Giser faces one count of practicing medicine without a license and three counts of possession of prescription drugs with intent to sell.
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Surfside police said the investigation began after an anonymous complaint was made to the Miami-Dade Department of Health about Giser illegally performing procedures at the Lemel Medical Spa at 9471 Harding Ave.
According to an arrest report, Giser offered to treat an undercover detective's lip area with Juvederm for $750 and offered Botox injections on two facial areas for $525.
"Our undercover detectives went into the medical spa and requested to get some Botox and some Juvederm treatments. The person who was unlicensed, Alicia Giser, who represents herself as a doctor, told her she would perform the procedures. And she was about to until we entered and we stopped the treatment," Sgt. Marian Cruz told Local 10 News reporter Michael Seiden.
Police said Giser was found in possession of one pre-filled syringe of Juvederm, one bottle of Botox and one ampule of lidocaine.
Police said Giser told detectives that she is a licensed dentist in Argentina, but is not licensed to perform medical procedures in Florida.
Authorities said Giser had administered Botox and Juvederm injections to many patients before her arrest.
It's unclear whether those patients had any complications from the injections.
According to the arrest report, Giser worked at the Lemel Medical Spa for about nine months.
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