Former Spa Owner Pleads Guilty for Using Cosmetic Fillers Not Approved for Distribution

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, May 5, 2021

A woman who operated a Tulsa spa pleaded guilty in federal court for using medical devices, also known as cosmetic fillers, on patients that were not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Elisa Kaye Sanders, 61, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fraud relating to misbranded devices.
Sanders admitted that on March 10, 2017, she administered the medical devices Juvederm Ultra 4 and Juvederm Ultra with Lidocaine to a patient. These specific devices are not approved by the FDA for distribution in the United States and are considered adulterated under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Sanders failed to tell the patient she was using unapproved fillers. According to court documents, Sanders purchased the fillers from unauthorized sources and was previously advised by the FDA that purchasing these prescription devices from unauthorized sources was illegal.
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