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Would you get Botox or fillers done on the High Street?

Superdrug has just launched a new beauty treatment service, enabling customers aged 25 and over to get procedures like Botox and lip fillers in store.

It follows the hugely successful latest series of Love Island, on which contestants discussed having Botox, lip fillers and other procedures (Superdrug had a partnership with the show and sponsored its app).

The high-street pharmacy’s new ‘Skin Renew’ service comes in response to feedback from 10,000 customers, apparently showing a demand for anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation treatments.

 Lisa from London receives a treatment following a consultation with Superdrug nurse Rosie, as the high street retailer launches its Skin Renew Service, which will include anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation aesthetic treatments such as BOTOX and Juvederm dermal fillers

You’ll need ID to prove you’re 25 or over

Treatments start at £99 for a standard forehead of crow’s feet Botox treatment – which will be available this week at the brand’s flagship store on The Strand in London. They plan to roll out further clinics across the UK. Juvederm lip fillers start at £199, and ‘facial contouring’, adding definition to the cheeks, chin and jawline, costs upwards of £498.

The pharmacy promises that the “highest practice standards” will be followed, with qualified nurses giving customers consultations in a private room, before a medical questionnaire is used to assess whether the procedure is appropriate for the individual. They don’t say exactly what makes someone ‘appropriate’ though, just that a professional will assess the customer’s needs.

Caris Newson, head of health and wellbeing services at Superdrug, says: “We know from our research that feeling confident about how you look is linked to a person’s wellbeing, and that’s different for all of us. For some it might mean having their eyebrows threaded or getting their nails done, for others taking new vitamins or getting fitter, or it might be about smoothing out fine lines.”

Gerard Lambe, consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS spokesperson, says: “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.”

What do you think? Is the availability of injectables on the high street practical and empowering or a worrying trend that sets the standard for beauty even higher? Would you get Botox or fillers done on the High Street? Share your views at Speakers Corner 

 

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Hilers
12th Dec 2018
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Onecott
13th Nov 2018
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No , would not get have it done at all.
Onecott
25th Oct 2018
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No & certainly not on the high street, I so wish this was not available in the way that it is.
TrudyLS
31st Aug 2018
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I like myself as I am. I have no intention of putting foreign bodies into my skin just to follow a trend.
barbaratoms
31st Aug 2018
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Not a good environment in most shops
MINIZEBS
30th Aug 2018
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yes I'd have it done, especially on my forehead
Edin
24th Aug 2018
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I would try Botox on the high street I'm 62 and have young outlook
Wilf
23rd Aug 2018
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I would need a lot more work on my face than Botox! Maybe some Pollyfilla with a good bit of sanding after! Why on earth would people get this done. People have survived for 100,000 years without Botox being injected into our faces. It is all a bit strange. When I see old celebs with it in them I just want to hoot. What a waste of time and money. grow old gracefully and enjoy life.
viking
22nd Aug 2018
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Having seen a well known actress on television who had a problem with Botox some time ago, and even now still, is disfigured, to have this form of beautifying on sale in the high street, would seem to be a little reckless .
Lionel
21st Aug 2018
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That's a good one Woottonm,
KarenF26
20th Aug 2018
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Personally if you want to have this done then fine but please go somewhere better than Superdrug and research everything before you go ahead . I have had both Botox and fillers and at 55 I feel it has totally freshened my face but no way do you need these treatments at a young age . People should not be condemned for wanting to feel confident just don’t go into it without prior knowledge
Kes
20th Aug 2018
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Why anyone would do this to themselves, I do not know. I wonder if these people know exactly what Botox is and what the side effects are. This is blatantly targeted at, and marketed for young people by Superdrug, another struggling high street shop, and the gullible, easily lead twenty and thirty somethings will think it’s fashionable and a must have for their street cred. How sad.
jeanmark
21st Aug 2018
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I have to agree Kes, why anyone would want to be injected with a toxin, albeit weakened, that causes the possible fatal disease of botulism, the demand never never ceases to amaze me. Me, I just look in the mirror, see all the wrinkles and smile to think what fun I had getting them!!
Kes
21st Aug 2018
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I like your thinking Jean. There is a lot to be said for laughter lines, which is my preferred phrase, rather than wrinkles. I’m glad to recognise myself in the mirror everyday, and if it’s not me I see, it’s my mum, and I’m happy with that.
Edin
24th Aug 2018
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I didn't know it was that bad I've only seen it being done I. TV.
jeanmark
24th Aug 2018
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Edin, is a purified protein derived from the toxin bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It works by blocking nerve activity in the muscles.
upwarduk
20th Aug 2018
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I don’t like needles any way, so wouldn’t let anyone touch my face! Never even had my ears pierced.
Pollard24
17th Aug 2018
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No I don't believe in injecting poisons into the body just for veiness there are other ways to try to improve the way you look
madmax
17th Aug 2018
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If the person doing the procedure is qualified I see no problem as to where this practice takes place. I have not and will not be using this service but if people are happy to have these things done I see no problem.
Onecott
17th Aug 2018
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I would not get it done anywhere
I do understand that there are genuine reasons for having these procedures, other than that why have it done at all.?
BrenD
17th Aug 2018
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Why anyone would want to do this to themselves I really don't understand, but someone as young as 25!!!
HJR58
17th Aug 2018
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Anyone considering this should be very careful where they go. We don’t know the long term effect of all these products either. Several much younger people I know have had lip fillers in their twenties.
jason49mac
17th Aug 2018
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Why do people want to NOT be themselves
SissieSis
17th Aug 2018
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Not for me I’m afraid and wouldn’t even consider ‘the High Street’ for anything other than shopping.
JEMH
17th Aug 2018
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So glad my wife's not interested so she won't get that 'rabbit in the headlights' startled look that some of our friends have got after too much botox. Botox on the high street? Not a good idea, people should think carefully before they go in for it. If it does get offered on the high street, there should be a cooling off period between booking appointment and treatment.
MrsAitch
17th Aug 2018
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Inject toxic substances into my face? No chance!!
Lionel
16th Aug 2018
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After a lifetime of working in the open air I'm very sceptical anyone could do anything to improve this bark of mine that passes for skin.

And do I want to look like a page 3/12 girl? No, not much chance.
[deleted]
17th Aug 2018
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Lionel
17th Aug 2018
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AW, shucks! I've come over all shy. Hadn't quite thought of myself as having a rugged look, more like very well weather beaten.
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20th Aug 2018
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Lionel
21st Aug 2018
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Ah, Yodama, that was your supposition.

I'm sure a facial acid peel is not quite the same as having one's arm stuck up a cow's other orifice when she decides she needs to evacuate her bowels, And believe me here, there's a lot of it!

My hair did turn white quite early which could be down to the facial or should I say full head treatment. But my skin remains an off white colour.

Some years ago I was kneeling behind a sow with my arm deep inside her retrieving what I believed to be a dead piglet. She closed up and my arm went dead within seconds and she did everything except vomit on me but that was good fortune because I was the other end! It took two men to pull my arm out of that sow.

A few years later I was at a difficult birthing of a a calf. Up inside, as always, stripped to waist. She sh+t and it plastered me. The farmer gave a wry smile and said, Ah should have told thee lad, that there cow 'ad a pint of diesel for congestion an hour ago! Too late! Enough said.

The point about watching TV vets is one never experiences the smell or the feel of a warm slime creeping over one's body. One can't have a first hand experience of a cow breaking wind in one's face whilst trapped helpless inside her. Oxygen is then a precious commodity.

If you believe such occurrences could be a biz op, then contact me. But let's get their money up front because there just ain't that many people who'd go through that to get white hair.
ecarg
16th Aug 2018
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No not on the high street or anywhere else.
Unfortunately there must be a level of demand or it wouldn't be considered as a profitable option.
It's the next step after hair extensions false nails,tooth whitening,and I can imagine younger people deciding to include Botox in their beauty routine.
Collie
16th Aug 2018
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I was renewing my passport today, the picture was so truthful so
the answer is yes to a little botox.

I would never have agreed until now (mid sixties)

I am fortunate that I inherited my mothers features, very few lines.
Collie
16th Aug 2018
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I have been reading some of the comments re botox etc. and I am amazed at just how many people think that the procedure would be carried out by anybody other than a qualified professional (ask for proof, if not sure what to look for? educate yourself first before you go any further. Finally, anybody who carries out a medical procedure will have an appropriate Public Liability insurance.

I would suggest that if you are making comparisons ensure that you compare like with like re professional standards.

Every profession and business has a "shop front" of sorts . Our family solicitor is nextdoor to our G.P, next to Marks & Spencers etc. etc.
MrsPat
16th Aug 2018
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I am not sure this is a good idea. Its a society gone mad on how we look. I read some horror stories about botox and would not personally want it done.
Richard65
16th Aug 2018
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I can't help feel that this is a downward slope.

8-years ago we saw the high street tattoo artists spring up and while a lot of people who wanted a tattoo but couldn't afford it, a back street market soon sprung up along with the rise in all towns and cities of Hepatitis C, due to the use of dirty needles and equipment.

A lot of those high street tattoo shops now offer a laser removal service. Who's going to pay for botched up Botox job? I know, maybe the NHS should fit the bill.
MrsPat
16th Aug 2018
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Plus tattoos are now endemic. We will probably soon see the same for peoples botoxed faces.
Dezzi
16th Aug 2018
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Not to the detriment of the customer. If those providing the service are correctly and professionally trained and have medical approval to undertake these injections. It can be very dangerous and untold damage can be done. I would definitely not have such treatment in a high street environment.
Dezzi
16th Aug 2018
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Hi Hank999. I do understand about the need for saving our high streets by encouraging businesses and amenities there. I also take on board your comment about your dentist. However, I am speaking from experience with regard to some beauty parlours and also dentists. No I cannot judge all but I would be very wary and reluctant to have botox treatment in the high street stores. I would just prefer a wonderful soothing facial and back massage. These you can have quite confidently in high street stores without worrying what could go wrong. Yes, the subject of saving our high street is a good subject for discussion. Thanks for our debate re Botox. Have a great week. Deuxième.
Billythequiche
16th Aug 2018
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You must be joking! I wouldn't do it with the best cosmetic surgeon in the country.
Anything scrupulous personal hygiene ,some decent clothes and a smattering of personality/manners cannot do is vanity and a waste of money.
Bet I get shot down for that opinion, it is not arrogance or smugness, just common sense.
JudithH75ody
16th Aug 2018
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Oh dear me no, I have earned my lines and wrinkles I think they tell my story - so I shall keep them with no adjustments.....
Dezzi
16th Aug 2018
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Botox Treatment requires medical skills and most of those practising this treatment on the high street are not medically trained. I wouldn’t dream of having any facial treatments on the high street as it is extremely unsafe to do so.
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16th Aug 2018
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Marley444
16th Aug 2018
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Absolutely not. I wouldn't consider having Botox or fillers fullstop! I can't understand why a shop such as Superdrug would be promoting such a service/need to its young audience either. I do worry about the effects of these new treatments in the longterm. So many celebrities seem to have distorted faces these days. Age naturally and gracefully I say.

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