Why Superdrug’s 150 Botox jabs maybe too cheap
Would you consider popping into Superdrug for a spot of Botox or laser hair-removal
Now you can, as the High Street chain rolls out its in-store Pro Skin clinics, offering anti-wrinkle injections, laser hair-removal and microdermabrasion.
Prices start at 49 for laser hair-removal and rise to 149 for Botox or fillers, with peels for 69 and Dermaroller treatments at 138.
Quick beauty fix: Superdrug has started rolling out its in-store Pro Skin clinics
In Harley Street, you’ll pay around 250 for Botox, upwards of 350 for fillers, and 325 for Dermaroller.
Superdrug’s Lisa Pellizzon says they can offer treatments at such a low price because they’ve slashed the mark-up.
At Superdrug prices start at 49 for laser hair-removal and rise to 149 for Botox or fillers
It’s also because, with the exception of Botox and fillers, treatments are carried out by beauticians, not medical personnel.
Yet I’m not convinced skimping on treatments like this is anything more than false economy.
I love Superdrug for its cut-price cotton wool and nail varnish. But if I’m going to have a foreign substance injected into my face, I don’t want someone cheap and inexperienced; I want the best.
I want a doctor who has been recommended, who has trained in dermatology, who is a member of a regulated organisation.
And if that means paying a little bit more, I think that’s money well spent.
Superdrug’s first Pro Skin clinic opened on March 1 in London’s Kensington High Street.