Who or What is Thermi?
Cosmetic procedures are becoming more and more common in our world as technology develops and the market grows. Whether that means a tummy tuck, laser hair removal, botox, or something else, these medical treatments are becoming more common and accessible. Unfortunately, companies like Thermi have taken advantage of the popularity of these treatments and have put profits over the safety of their treatments. As a result, women and men across the globe—people that believed in the safety of these procedures—have been severely burned and can even suffer from permanent complications. Whether its the ThermiSmooth or the ThermiTite all of Thermi's offerings have been linked to complications.
There is nothing shameful or embarrassing about choosing to have a cosmetic procedure done. Cosmetic treatments are supposed to be safe. Thermi’s are not. Patients and doctors who trust Thermi are being misled about the device that controls all Thermi treatments; a device that has repeatedly burned and injured patients. The Button Law Firm wants to make sure that nobody else is harmed by Thermi’s dangerous practices. We are actively investigating and litigating against Thermi for their repeated safety violations. If you have been burned or injured by a Thermi treatment, or otherwise had a bad experience or outcome after Thermi, we want you to know that we see you, and are here for you. Call us to get the legal help you will need to stand up for yourself, stand up against Thermi, and help make your community safer as a result.
How Thermi Preys on Patients & the Medical Community
ThermiGen, LLC, sometimes called “ThermiAesthetics” or just “Thermi,” is a U.S. company that designs, manufactures, and sells medical devices that perform procedures intended to improve the signs of aging. Thermi was founded in 2012 and has its headquarters in Irving, Texas but sells its medical devices for use in more than 36 countries. What Thermi claims it is unique because of the use of Radiofrequency (RF) Technology in its procedures. Radiofrequency energy is meant to be temperature-controlled, allowing doctors to gently create heat for targeted skin tissues with the device. Thermi claims the procedures are safe and naturally stimulates collagen within the body. Patients are told their skin will be tighter, their wrinkles will be reduced, and their skin will appear enhanced. Thermi markets that its treatments are effective in a single or limited treatments, are minimally invasive, and work for all types and tones of skin.
One single ThermiRF generator device is used to perform at least four different procedures: ThermiTight, ThermiRase, ThermiSmooth Face, and ThermiVa.
These treatments are marketed to do:
- ThermiTight: Helps you look as young as you feel by inserting a subdermal (below the skin) probe to heat the skin and tighten the skin with radiofrequency energy. ThermiTight is often used on the neck, breasts, arms, abdomen, thighs, and knees.
- ThermiRase: Reduces unwanted lines on the neck and face with immediate and long-lasting results. This look is achieved by locating a nerve, injecting anesthesia into it, and applying radiofrequency energy, which heats and disables the nerve.
- ThermiSmooth Face: Using radiofrequency energy, a hand piece is applied in a circular motion on top of the skin to heat the tissues below, combating signs of aging. ThermiSmooth Face is often used on the forehead, eyes, cheeks, mouth, and neck.
- ThermiVa: Treats vaginal laxity by using a hand piece to heat the vaginal skin with radiofrequency energy, rebuilding collagen to make the skin firmer and more elastic.
Thermi’s claims cannot be trusted. Too many people have suffered from burns and other complications after a Thermi treatment. The Thermi device was not reliably tested before being sold to the public. The warnings Thermi gives doctors and patients is inadequate. In reality, the ThermiRF device can experience large spikes in temperature that can potentially cause burns to the patient that may or may not be noticed by the physician or patient until well after the procedure is completed. Patient and physician complaints continue to be largely ignored. The medical community and government agencies like the FDA continue to be left in the dark by Thermi about these unsafe treatments. Women and men like you continue to suffer. It is about time that Thermi is held accountable.
The Button Law Firm Stands Up for Victims of this Device
If you have experienced burns, injuries, medical complications, or other difficulties after undergoing a Thermi treatment, please contact the experienced product liability team at The Button Law Firm. We are currently fighting against Thermi and are dedicated to protecting people like you from further harm as a result of Thermi’s unsafe device and treatments. We will make sure Thermi is held responsible for your injuries. Connect with us through the link on this page or call us at 214-669-4409.