SAN FRANCISCO — City officials are investigating a mother who was shown in a picture displayed on television giving a Botox injection to her 8-year-old daughter, a beauty contestant, even though the shots can be painful and are not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.
Trent Rhorer, executive director of the San Francisco Human Services Agency, said officials want to talk with Kerry Campbell and her daughter Britney.
“It’s pretty unusual for a mom to be injecting an 8-year-old with Botox and certainly is grounds for an investigation,’’ Rhorer told KGO-TV.
Campbell appeared with her daughter Thursday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.’’ She said she enrolls Britney in beauty pageants and got the idea to give her the antiwrinkle drug from other pageant mothers.
The San Francisco Human Services Agency, which investigates reports of child abuse, received numerous calls from people concerned about Britney’s well-being after the television appearance, Rhorer said.
California regulations allow the drug to be administered only by a doctor or a nurse acting under the supervision of a doctor.
A phone listing could not be found for Kerry Campbell in San Francisco.