A state board has accused registered nurse Rebekah Demoss of injecting Botox and other cosmetic drugs into patients at a Clovis day spa, at “Botox parties” at private homes, and even at her own home in Kingsburg, all without a doctor’s supervision.
Meanwhile, another state board is accusing Dr. Robert Adams Graham of aiding and abetting Demoss in her alleged unauthorized practice of medicine.
The accusations by the California Board of Registered Nursing and Medical Board of California do not contain any complaints from individual patients about the performance of the cosmetic treatments they received. And attorneys for Demoss and Graham contest the accusations.
The trouble for Demoss and Graham springs from two undercover sting operations in 2014 that were done by Department of Consumer Affairs. According to the nursing board, investigators first went undercover to a Botox and derma filler party at a Clovis home on Oct. 7, 2014, where Demoss allegedly was observed using syringes to inject drugs into the face of a person identified only as “S.G.”
On Nov. 3, 2014, a Consumer Affairs investigator conducted an undercover operation at a Clovis day spa. Demoss allegedly was seen using a syringe to inject a patient in her forehead, on her eyelids and in the corners of her mouth. The investigator said a doctor was not in the spa to examine the consumer.
That day and the next, Consumer Affairs investigators searched Demoss’ home and the office of ZLB Renovation and seized a number of items, including a blank prescription form belonging to a doctor identified as “Dr. G.” They also found syringes, vials and boxes of Botox, Juvéderm (a facial filler), Lidocaine (a local anesthetic), Radiesse (an injectable implant) and Lastisse (for longer eyelashes), and medical records of various patients.