Ultherapy Side Effects and Injuries Lawyer
Non-surgical treatments in facial rejuvenation are becoming more and more popular as both men and women seek ways to turn back the hands of time without going under the knife. If the procedure is offered by a physician or qualified aesthetician, it fosters trust that the treatment is both effective and safe. Unfortunately, even medical products and devices that are FDA cleared or approved may not always render the promised results. Many patients are reporting that Ultherapy, a non-surgical treatment that is used to firm the skin and treat wrinkles, has failed them in serious ways.
Have you suffered side-effects of Ultherapy? While the goal was to attain a smoother and more youthful complexion, many patients have come forward after receiving Ultherapy with reports of facial damage and permanent side effects that undoubtedly affect their quality of life.
Side effects reportedly linked to Ultherapy damage are:
- Nerve damage
- Fat loss or fat atrophy resulting in a sunken facial appearance
- Eye problems
At Harman Law Firm, we are committed to seeking justice for these patients who have been permanently injured by defective drugs and medical devices.
Possible Misuse of FDA Clearance
Ultherapy relies on targeted ultrasound to stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen, which is an essential building block of healthy, supple and youthful skin. Ultherapy treatment is delivered with 20 short bursts, each burst is known as a line. The FDA cleared Ultherapy to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow, and to reduce lines and wrinkles on the chest. They allegedly rejected a proposal for using Ultherapy on the entire face. Ultherapy is nonetheless widely used on the entire face as well as other parts of the body. Lastly, Ultherapy is only FDA “cleared” under the FDA 510(k) process, which allows a medical device to be marketed without approval if it is equivalent to a previously approved device, foregoing the testing that many assume occurred with an “FDA-approved” device.
Sunken Facial Appearance Due to Ultherapy Fat Loss
One of the most disheartening side effects reported by patients after Ultherapy is fat atrophy throughout the face. In an effort to stimulate additional collagen production, Ultherapy caused some patients to experience a destruction in their existing fat deposits that helped them to retain a full and youthful facial contour. This fat loss resulted in an aged or “sunken” appearance, an outcome that stands in strong opposition to what they originally sought to attain.
If you have suffered fat loss, permanent scarring, nerve damage or other devastating side effects from an Ultherapy treatment, please contact the experienced legal team of Harman Law Firm. We specialize in defending clients who have been harmed by defective medical devices. We will work hard to seek the compensation you deserve for your wrongful, negative outcome.