Our Thoughts on Botox and Dermal Fillers in Superdrug

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Deciding to have Botox® or Filler treatment should be a considered process for a patient and their Doctor, not a transaction! At The Treatment Rooms we share our thoughts on Superdrug offering these treatments.

Superdrug recently launched their Skin Renew service offering Botox® (Botulinum Toxin/ Anti-Wrinkle Injections) and Dermal Fillers in their London store (1-6). Following their recent sponsorship of Love Island they clearly sparked customer interest (8).

In this blog, we are going to highlight what you need to think about before undergoing Botox® or Fillers in any clinic and not just Superdrug! Here they are in 4 bitesized points for you:

  1. Understand what Botox® and Dermal Fillers are
  2. Find out who is going to perform the procedure
  3. Plan your treatment goals with your practitioner
  4. Take time out to think about the treatment before saying “yes!”

1) Understand what Botox® and Dermal Fillers are

Although Botulinum toxin injections are usually safe they need to be given at the correct dose. Therefore, administering Botox® requires a prescription- issued only by a Doctor after a thorough consultation (9). Find out more by going to our anti-wrinkle injections page (here).

There are different types of dermal fillers but the most common is a hyaluronic acid based filler which is temporary and can be reversed if there are any problems. Fillers are used to restore volume and reshape certain areas of the face and body to create a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. By injecting them in the correct place they can produce safe & expected results. In contrast- using the incorrect filler can lead to nightmare results! And at The Treatment Rooms in London we have had to correct a number of cases whereby the injector has clearly been negligent! You can read more about dermal fillers on our page (here). 

2) Find out who is going to perform the procedure

The person performing the procedure is extremely important. As beauty therapists have now been prevented from joining a major regulatory body (JCCP), it is clear the UK is starting to ensure patients are only treated by qualified medical practitioners. In The Treatment Rooms our injections are only performed by Doctors and Surgeons. This means you can be sure your Doctor understands the anatomy of your face and has a high attention to detail on what needs to be done to achieve your desired outcome.

3) Plan your treatment goals with your practitioner

Talk through what you would like to achieve with your practitioner. Preparing your treatment goals before Botox® or filler reduces the likelihood of bad results. A simple telephone conversation is not enough to plan your procedure. Everyone has a unique face and a personalised plan should be made during a face-face consultation!

4) Take time out to think about the treatment before saying “yes!”

Deciding to undergo Botox® or filler treatment should be a process- not a transaction! Taking time out to think about any treatment is extremely important- this is the case in all medical and surgical procedures. After discussing the treatment with your practitioner, you should understand the procedure, its risks, complications and the planned treatment goals. This should be before you sign any consent form!

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Possible injection sites using Botox®

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References

(1) https://www.superdrug.com/microsite/skin-renew

(2) https://news.sky.com/story/surgeons-issue-warning-as-superdrug-brings-botox-to-the-high-street-for-99-11473180

(3) https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/superdrug-botox-fillers

(4) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45195477

(5) https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/beauty-hair/a22733953/superdrug-botox-fillers-service/

(6) https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/7020467/is-botox-available-in-superdrug-how-much-does-it-cost-and-can-you-get-fillers/

(7) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6060223/Superdrug-offering-FILLERS-Botox-little-99.html

(8) https://www.itv.com/loveisland

(9) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cosmetic-treatments/botulinum-toxin-botox-injections/