High street pharmacist, Superdrug, have rolled out a Botox and lip filler service so that people can drop in for a treatment when out and about shopping.
Titled the Skin Renew Service, the company decided to launch these services after almost 10,000 people submitted customer feedback stating that they wanted ‘anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation treatments’ available in-store.
But, with Superdrug known for their reasonable prices and bargains, it did make us wonder exactly what we should know about their service before partaking. For a cosmetic treatment previously confined to the likes of Harley Street and top-end clinics, could a high street brand deliver the same, safe results at such a low price?
Here’s everything you need to know…
How much is it?
Prices start from £99.
Who can have the service?
‘Our minimum age for this service is currently 25 years old to ensure that, when supported by a full clinical consultation, our customers are able to make the best decisions about engaging in aesthetic treatments,’ the company have stated.
Who will the practitioners be?
In the store’s press release, they state that all ‘highly qualified nurse practitioners’ carrying out the treatments will be ‘trained to the highest standards’.
‘By employing high pedigree practitioners who have not only been vetted, but also have an excellent track record in terms of their experience, qualifications and competence, customers can be confident they are getting the service they deserve,’ said Dr Pixie McKenna, Superdrug’s health and well being ambassador, to iNews.
Will the treatment take place on the shop floor?
Each treatment will take place in a private consulting room.
Do you need to book?
You have to book a consultation by phoning their customer service team on 0333 320 3503. After a telephone conversation with one of their trained staff, a consultation will take place with a nurse who will decide if treatment is appropriate. You will also be required to fill out a medical history form during the in-person consultation.
Will it be rolled out in every store nationwide?
Superdrug has launched the service at their flagship London store, The Strand, with a view to rolling out further clinics across the UK.