Superdrug to offer injectable treatments

15 Aug 2018

Superdrug has launched the Skin Renew Service, which will provide anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation injectable treatments.

According to Superdrug, the Skin Renew service was established due to the high demand for treatments such as botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. The treatments will start at £99 and will firstly be available exclusively at Superdrug’s London Strand store with plans to expand to other locations across the UK once patient feedback has been assessed.

Injectable treatments will only be provided to patients who are over 25 years old after a full clinical consultation from an independent nurse prescriber. Superdrug claims the nurse prescriber based at the Strand store will be a specialist in aesthetic medicine and will be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and a member of the Royal College of Nursing. Superdrug is currently applying for the nurse to become registered with the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners.

Products will be provided by global pharmaceutical Allergan. A spokesperson said, “Allergan is delighted to announce the expansion of our UK business across a number of well trusted brands such as Superdrug. We are committed to working with our customers to ensure that patients looking to get medical aesthetic treatments can access the highest quality products from well trained and experienced medical professionals.”

Sharon Bennett, chair of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses and aesthetic nurse prescriber said of the news, “Putting an aesthetic clinic within a cosmetic store normalises injectable treatments and the stigma of these may be lessened, which may be good for those of us with clinics. However, this is a medical procedure and the seriousness of what the treatment entails, particularly in relation to dermal fillers, should not be forgotten nor suppressed because it is on the high street.”

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  • Don McCarron 16 Aug 2018 / 11:59 AM

    Good grief. We're going backwards.

  • Dr Louise Hallam 16 Aug 2018 / 12:04 PM

    Allergan, you have really let us down. Very disapointed in you.

  • Ms Olwen White 16 Aug 2018 / 12:41 PM

    Allergan has let all it's loyal medical professionals down. Unbelievable!

  • Miss Allison Roberts 16 Aug 2018 / 12:57 PM

    Professionalism. Safety. Health. Accessibility (after 5 and on Sunday). Public perception. Complication management. Just a few agenda items for the next Superdrug/Allergan meeting, if I may assist.

  • Miss Allison Roberts 16 Aug 2018 / 1:00 PM

    Oh, and reciprocal respect and loyalty.

  • Dr Caroline Colaco 16 Aug 2018 / 1:03 PM

    Great, thanks Allergan-happy to throw the vast majority of your customers under the bus by supporting Superdrug to undercut us. Hope this turns out to be an epic PR fail and customers leave Allergan in droves. Please email Allergan to tell them what you think of them.

  • Ms Michelle Malpica-Hertsgaard 16 Aug 2018 / 1:31 PM

    I think this is a well intended idea that has a high probability to backfire...this will become a serious burden for private practices, drive the average retail price down (as I assume a pharmacy won’t charge the same as reputable providers), and it will lessen the prestige of your product line. I hope this was thoroughly looked into by Allergan corporate offices.

  • Mr Laurence Hinge 16 Aug 2018 / 2:47 PM

    Stop me if I am wrong I was under the impression that regard to Botulinum Toxin the prescriber does the face to face and issues a prescription in the clients name and send to the pharmacy. With Superdrug it would appear they will be doing a face to face issue a prescription and then injecting with a product that has not been provided for their client as it is in the fridge with no name on or using a product with another clients name on !!l Is this a case of wholesaling which goes against the HEE recommendations and JCCP guidelines ?

  • Practice Manager 16 Aug 2018 / 3:22 PM

    OMG!!!!

    Those of us who have been dedicated, loyal Allergan customers. Will need to consider alternatives.

    Superdrug will undercut us all!!!

    Bad move Allergan!

  • Dr Louise Hallam 16 Aug 2018 / 10:09 PM

    Starts at 99 quid. Do you think Allergan will lower their prices so we can all offer it for that?

  • Mrs Lisa Monaghan Jones 17 Aug 2018 / 4:18 PM

    Disgusted , disappointed and shocked at this decision!!!! Contradicts everything you stand for as a company!!