Man had no medical credentials, yet did cosmetic injections

  • Tue Nov 13th, 2012 2:26pm
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By Dee Riggs The Wenatchee World

QUINCY — A Quincy-area man with no health care credentials is accused of giving a woman injections for breast and buttocks augmentation.

The woman had to undergo corrective surgery as a result of the injections, according to the state Department of Health.

That department has issued a “Notice of Intent to Issue Cease and Desist Order” to Mario Palafox-Valle in the case.

State health officials allege that Palafox-Valle practiced medicine without a license by administering injections for cosmetic enhancement. Officials say that, between June 2011 and June 2012, Palafox-Valle injected a patient with an unknown substance on three occasions to augment her breasts and buttocks.

He could not be reached for comment.

The patient was told the injections were made of Perlutan, which contains estrogen, saline, silicone, and cuerpo amarillo, which is a hormone product some people use in an effort to become pregnant.

Only appropriately licensed health care professionals are allowed to administer such injections in the state. Mario Palafox-Valle is not a licensed health care provider in Washington, state officials said.

If Palafox-Valle continues to practice without a license, the state Department of Health may go to Superior Court to ask for an injunction.

Palafox-Valle has 20 days to ask for a hearing to contest the charges.