IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacial is a cosmetic procedure intended to improve skin tone, color, and texture without surgery. In the State of Florida, the IPL provider performing the procedure must be licensed to practice medicine (doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant). A registered nurse may be able to perform IPL under the direct order and supervision of a physician. If the IPL provider is not a licensed physician, he or she must be under the supervision of a licensed physician. Your IPL provider should also be trained, skilled, and competent to use the specific IPL medical device used on you because not every machine functions the same way. Also, before your IPL procedure, a licensed healthcare provider should assess you, discuss the risks of the procedure, and tell you about the alternatives to the procedure.
In Florida, only licensed healthcare providers can perform the IPL cosmetic procedure because the treatment is medical in nature. IPL photofacials are performed using FDA-cleared or approved medical devices that are prescription only. In the State of Florida IPL should not be performed by cosmetologists, facial specialists, or electrologists.
Yes. In Florida, if you have been injured by a negligent Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) procedure at a med spa or clinic you can file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) injuries can be serious and permanent and are treated just like any other personal injury cases. The types of injuries caused by botched IPL treatments include scarring, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, and permanent skin discoloration. Our firm represents clients who have been seriously injured by botched IPL cosmetic procedures.
There can be different reasons for a lawsuit arising from an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) cosmetic procedure, including:
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.