Dermal fillers are generally injected into the skin with a needle and are regulated by the FDA as medical devices. Dermal fillers can plump lips, soften facial creases and wrinkles, minimize the appearance of acne scarring and even change the shape of a person’s face without invasive plastic surgery. Fillers are a great method of solving many cosmetic concerns quickly and without any downtime. Different types of dermal filler are available to remedy various cosmetic problems, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid gel, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Popular brands of dermal fillers include, Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Volbella and Vollure.
With the availability of these modern day cosmetics solutions there is no longer a need for a licensed plastic surgeon to address many cosmetic concerns. Med spas, clinics, and “cosmetic institutes” seem to be popping up everywhere, providing cosmetic procedure services which include dermal fillers.
Because cosmetic procedures are a lucrative business which does not rely on insurance coverage and the patients pay cash for the services, many non-medical business entrepreneurs open up med spas for a profit. A problem may occur when a non-medical professional is in charge of a med spa.
Dermal fillers are not risk-free and can be dangerous if injected by an injector that either not experienced, rushed, or pressured to sell more units of filler than actually needed by the patient. Injuries from dermal fillers include infections, discoloration or change in pigmentation of the skin, scarring, blurred vision, partial vision loss, blindness, allergic reactions, and necrosis of the skin.
Our attorney represents clients and obtains compensation for persons who have suffered as the result of negligent injections of dermal fillers and other botched cosmetic procedures. If you have been injured at a med spa and would like to speak to an attorney about your case, call us at 1-855-554-6534.