A Brea man has been charged right after allegedly impersonating a health care physician and doing invasive beauty treatments which include Botox injections, lip and confront fillers and thread-elevate treatments on unsuspecting victims, officials declared Thursday.
Elias Renteria Segoviano, 61, is accused of targeting Spanish-speaking women on which to conduct the unlicensed procedures, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office environment.
Segoviano allegedly carried out invasive treatments and injected victims with most likely counterfeit Botox, fillers, anesthetics and other clinical medications that “placed the community at severe danger,” officers explained.
Segoviano was arrested July 19 at his company, Botox in Anaheim, at 935 S. Brookhurst St.
He allegedly applied social media to promote his providers to likely customers, like films and postings on Fb, TikTok and other platforms, officers said. Furthermore, he made use of diverse aliases, like “Dr. Elias”, “Dr. Elias Renteria,” “Dr. Elias Renteria M.D.“ and even made use of the vanity plate “ELIASMD,” officials claimed.
Segoviano is believed to have used other spots for his unlawful exercise considering that 2019, like 339 La Habra Blvd. in La Habra. Various organization names were being utilized for his unlicensed exercise, which includes “Botox in Anaheim,” “Botox in Anaheim- Overall health and Natural beauty,” “Neurotoxina Botulinica- Therapeutic massage Company,” “Threads in Anaheim, “Threads La Habra”, “Botox La Habra” and “OC Threads, Botox & Fillers.”
He has been charged with one felony rely just about every of the unauthorized follow of medicine, fake sign of a medical license and perjury.
He also faces one particular misdemeanor depend every single of misrepresenting self as a certified professional medical practitioner, representation of license not issued to him or her, misrepresentation of skills and impersonating a specialist nurse or pretending to be licensed to exercise nursing.
Segoviano faces a maximum sentence of 5 years and 4 months in point out prison if convicted on all counts.
He has pleaded not responsible and is currently being held on $1 million bail.
“Medical gurus are extremely qualified and highly controlled for a purpose,” District Legal professional Todd Spitzer claimed. “These girls trusted this person to have the coaching and the skills essential to accomplish these medical processes, and as an alternative they unknowingly place their really lives in the hands of somebody who had no plan what they were being undertaking.”
Authorities believe additional persons may perhaps have been handled by Segoviano. They urge additional victims to report any unlawful processes to Investigator T. Hoang at 714-834-6538.