Alert: New Houston-Area MedSpa Arrest

February 8, 2019

Another Houston-area MedSpa has had an employee arrested as part of a sting operation.  Jessica Willey with ABC13 in Houston reported the arrest on Thursday, February 7th.  ABC13’s report may be found here. We do not have additional information at this time, so at this point nothing more is known other than the allegations being reported.  According the the story, Ricky Delatorre of RD Aesthetica, a MedSpa located in Houston, was arrested for performing non-surgical medical cosmetic procedures (NSMCPs), including the administration of injectables, without a license or proper supervision.  Mr. Delatorre is identified on RD’s website as a medical assistant and the “facility’s injector.”  The ABC13 story also reports that records reflect Mr. Delatorre as the owner of the clinic.

RD’s website alleges that it uses telemedicine to assess its patients prior to treatment, and all NSMCPs are performed under the strict supervision and delegation of Sanila Rana, MD.  However, the ABC13 report notes that an undercover officer who went to RD for a consultation was not seen by Dr. Rana in person or via telemedicine.

Currently, the facts surrounding these allegations are limited, and we are attempting to learn more of the details.  As we have discussed in our previous posts, including the Botox Arrest article related to the Houston-area MedSpa enforcement, it is vitally important for a MedSpa to ensure it has proper ownership, proper initial exam by a doctor or qualified mid-level provider, as well as supervision and delegation in place before performing any medical procedure.

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