Medical Spas or Med Spas have exploded across the United States in the past 20 years. However, when you face the notion of a medspa procedure gone wrong – it can be truly gut wrenching.
Rapidly advancing technology has raced forward to provide some amazing non-invasive medical and quasi-medical treatments. There are now hundreds of potential treatments ranging from beauty, pain management and relaxation, rejuvenation and more.
Further medspas often market the the following points:
- non-invasive treatments
- little to no downtime or recovery
- fraction of the cost of a treatment that has historically only been provided by a plastic surgeon
- No general anesthesia
- limited local anesthesia
- No long recovery times.
The allure of easy procedures with no downtime is almost impossible to pass up.
As such, You may look at the before and after photos offered by medspas and think that the treatment you are reviewing is magic that has been translated into science.
However, most if not all of the treatments that a medspa may offer are medical services. The machines that are utilized by a technician are medical devices. Which means, if they are used incorrectly or by someone who is untrained, they can cause serious injury and harm.
Anything that is considered a medical device can only be provided under the direction of a licensed medical doctor. Any treatment you receive at a medspa, is typically under the direction of a medical doctor.
Therefore, if you visit a facility and are treated by nurses or other technicians, they are providing the treatment to you under the guidance of a medical doctor. As such, although the treatments may be represented to you as minor or non-invasive, it does not change the fact that they are medical treatments. They are overseen by a doctor and those treatments have the potential to cause injury. As a result, your treatments may cause you injury.
Although the treatment service lists seem to ever be expanding from injectable fillers and fat dissolving, to lasers, cool plates, radiofrequencies, light spectrum treatments and vacuum treatments; the offerings seem to be endless and ever expanding. However large the list – the potential for harm does not diminish.
If a MedSpa procedure gone wrong has affected you – give us a call
Further, injury can occur where a medical device used by a spa has not been properly designed by the original manufacturer, or where the machine is not properly maintained by the spa or where the technician or provider has not been properly trained on how to administer the treatment.
Injuries Resulting from Medical Spas:
Chemical skin burns
Laser skin burns
Skin injury and infection
Harmful and life threatening infections
Cell death or site specific necrosis
Nerve damage and trauma
Loss of feeling or sensation
Muscle Atrophy and muscle death
Some of the treatments that may cause injury to you are:
- Filler Injectables (hyaluronic acid, Calcium hydroxylapatite, fat transfer, permanent fillers, Poly-L-lactic acid)
- Fat Killing Injectables, mesotherapy, or lipodissolve
- Wrinkle reducing injectables
- In clinic facial implants (lip, chin, cheeks, and others)
- Laser Resurfacing
- Cryolipolysis (Cold, laser, heat)
- Laser skin rejuvenation
- Cryo or Cold Therapy
- High Frequency electrical collagen or muscle stimulating treatment
- Medical facials
- Cavitation or ultrasound therapy
- Laser hair removal
- Light therapy
- Photo Cell or thermal treatments
- Vacuum suction treatments
- Tattoo removal treatment
- Vericose vein or spider vein treatment
Don’t suffer in silence if you think that you have suffered injury the result of negligent or otherwise improper treatment you received at a medspa or a medspa procedure gone wrong. You may be entitled to recover monetary compensation for the injuries you sustained.
Seeking treatment at a medspa, you were likely there attempting to attain a positive change in your physical appearance or an elevation of your mental health. If you suffered an injury the result of medical spa negligence that has caused you pain, suffering, mental anguish or a lasting physical deformity, you may be entitled to recover for the losses you have suffered. You certainly did not seek treatment at a medspa to go through the tribulation you may be going through now.
Our Attorneys take your life and the injuries you have suffered seriously.
At Thomson Dunkel – we know that if you or a loved one have suffered severe injury or illness due to medspa negligence – it changes your life and the life of your loved ones, your family and your children. We are attorneys, but we are people first.
If have suffered injuries, the attorneys at Thomson Dunkel stand ready to fight for your rights to get the just compensation that you deserve. One of our founding attorneys – Ashley Thomson grew up in this industry. Her mother owned an aesthetic center when she was young and so she is familiar with the different treatments that are available within the medspa or aesthetic industry. She is familiar with the medical requirements that medspas must adhere to and the duties they owe to you. We will review and analyze your claim and we will fight for you if you have been injured by medspa negligence. Further, Ashley is familiar with the emotional harms that you face because you have suffered injury from your treatment.
Ashley understands not only the disappointment you face when you do not get the results you anticipated, but when you suffer injury as well. it is exhausting to not get results and also potentially need more medical treatment to fix the first treatment. It is emotionally draining on you and can cause strain to your whole support network.
Don’t suffer alone. Give Thomson Dunkel a call to see if we can help.
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