Chemical Peels are popular cosmetic procedures offered by many med spas and cosmetology offices to rejuvenate the skin. They come in many different forms and varieties. There are generally three levels of depth that a chemical peel can target. The strength of the peel depends on the type of chemical compound used. Superficial peels that target the top layer of the skin include Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs), and combinations of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol in an ethanol base. Medium to medium-deep peels use Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) to get deeper into the skin layer.
In Florida, both superficial and medium-depth peels may be performed by a licensed cosmetologist, facial specialist, esthetician, or medical aesthetician. Deep peels, which require the use of very powerful chemicals such as phenol to get to the deepest layers of the skin should be administered by a licensed physician.
Yes. In Florida, if you have been injured by a negligent Chemical Peel procedure at a med spa or clinic you can file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. Chemical peels, no matter the depth level, may cause serious and permanent injuries if not properly administered by a knowledgeable and licensed professional. Chemical peel lawsuits are treated just like any other personal injury cases. The types of injuries caused by botched chemical peels include infection, scarring, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, and permanent skin discoloration.
Legal responsibility for a botched cosmetic procedure can fall on multiple parties including a supervising physician in charge of overseeing the procedure, the provider performing the procedure, and the med spa where the cosmetic procedure took place. Every Cosmetic Procedure Injury case is unique and should be discussed with an attorney experienced in Botched Cosmetic Procedures and Plastic Surgery Malpractice cases.
LOU LAW is a Florida Cosmetic Procedure Injury law firm. We are proud to represent women and men in cases involving Botched Cosmetic Procedures and Plastic Surgery Malpractice. Our Florida Cosmetic Procedure Injury Attorney has obtained many successful recoveries for clients from all over the state including Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, Boca Raton, Sarasota, and Naples, Florida.