Botox will now be available as a walk-in, no appointment necessary treatment in midtown Manhattan.
Smoothmed, a retail medicine concept started by two plastic surgeons, will be opening it's doors on East 59th Street. My guess? It'll do fairly well and may be the largest Botox account in the U.S.. Of course it could go the way of SkinKlinic.
From the New York Times: The Little Botox Shop Around The Corner.
Smoothmed, scheduled to open next month, will offer only one procedure: Botox injections to smooth wrinkles around the forehead, eyes, lips or neck. Its owners said the idea is convenience, competitive pricing and standardized care.
“Botox-on-the-go is the way we like to think of it,” said Dr. Andrew I. Elkwood, an owner of Smoothmed. He and his business partner, Dr. Michael I. Rose, are plastic and reconstructive surgeons who practice in Manhattan and in Shrewsbury, N.J.
Botox Cosmetic, a diluted form of botulinum toxin, is used to temporarily paralyze the muscles underlying wrinkles. Dr. Rose said that making injections easily available would expand the market.
“It will appeal to people who took a few hours to shop at Bloomingdale’s, to secretaries on their lunch hours, to people who live and work in the neighborhood, and we will be getting visitors who think on a whim, ‘I wouldn’t normally do this at home, but we’re in New York, so let’s try it,’ ” Dr. Rose said.