Superdrug launches second in-store Botox and filler clinic in Manchester

High street health and beauty store Superdrug will be offering its Skin Renew Service, in partnership with Botox and Juvéderm dermal filler manufacturer Allergan, at a second store in Manchester Piccadilly. 

The company says the expansion of its Botox and filler treatments is “due to strong customer demand”, with plans to roll out further UK clinics in the future.  

Superdrug opened its first in-store Botox and filler clinic at The Strand branch in London in August last year, only offering treatment to those aged 25 and over.

The company also introduced additional patient safeguards at the start of this year to check the mental health of people wanting to undergo treatments. Superdrug received feedback from nearly 10,000 customers who said they would welcome a service of this kind. The injectables are administered by nurses trained “to the highest standards”, after 53% of customers surveyed said reassurance as to the practitioner’s level of training was the most important factor.

What does the Skin Renew Service include?

Skin Renew consultations can only be booked via a phone call with a dedicated customer service team trained to answer common questions and help people decide if a consultation is right for them.

A qualified nurse then undertakes consultation, which involves the patient filling out a medical questionnaire. This is assessed by an aesthetics nurse who ultimately decides if the treatment is clinically and professionally appropriate.

Dr Pixie McKenna, Superdrug’s health and wellbeing ambassador said: “The popularity of anti-wrinkle treatments has increased dramatically in recent years… unfortunately in tandem with their increase in popularity we have seen an increase in the number of people claiming to be ‘expert’ practitioners in the field.

“It is surprising how many people engage in these services, without having a full understanding of the qualifications or competence of the person carrying it out. I have seen and heard many horror stories.

“This is why I support Superdrug’s move in ensuring that their high street service is delivering the high end service the patient deserves. 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 that they are getting the service they deserve.”

Meanwhile, with more Botox horror stories hitting the headlines and consumers buying self-inject filler kits online for under £50, the Department of Health is launching a campaign to tackle botched injectables