Surgeons issue warning as Superdrug brings Botox to the high street

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Surgeons issue warning as Superdrug brings Botox to the high street

Sky reported today; The cosmetics chain is to offer Botox and filler treatments in its London Strand store before rolling the service out nationwide.

Superdrug is bringing Botox and fillers to the high street as doctors warn consumers may see the treatment as casual as waxing.

The cosmetics chain is starting its Skin Renew service in its store in the Strand, London, before rolling it out nationwide.

Customers will have to be at least 25 years old and will only be able to have treatments after a phone booking and consultation with a qualified nurse.

However, a surgeon has warned of the risks involved and says it’s vital customers don’t see the procedures as comparable to getting a wax.

Consultant surgeon and British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons spokesman Gerard Lambe said: “While Superdrug may be hiring medically trained nurses, it is crucial members of the public do not treat having Botox and dermal fillers as casual beauty treatments, like brow threading or waxing.

“Administering an injection of any kind is a very serious procedure and requires an experienced and qualified health professional.

“All kinds of risks can arise, from infection to incorrectly applied needle placement over delicate facial muscles – which can lead to paralysis.”

Superdrug says the treatments are being offered following feedback from 10,000 customers who said they wanted anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation on the high street.

Caris Newson, head of health and wellbeing services at Superdrug, said: “We’re launching this service in response to customer demand for anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation treatments.

“We’re listening to what people are telling us they would like which is the reassurance that if they choose to have aesthetic treatments then it will be administered by highly qualified nurse practitioners in a private consultation room.

“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.”

Mr Lambe, who runs the Reflect Clinic in Manchester, said: “Lip fillers are a real issue too and I often get women at my clinic needing corrective treatment following dangerously injected fillers.

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