“At What Price Beauty” Check out Today’s Deals
This is the title of an article from the New York Times on April 14, 2011, in which I was quoted. I guess that shows how far behind I am in my blogging. Anyway, the article interviews a number of high-end providers such as Oscar Blandi Salon and Jennifer Jablow, DDS, a highly respected dentist. I was asked about placing an offer in Gilt City for discounts on Botox, facial fillers (Juvederm and Restylane) and laser hair removal. I chose Gilt City since I am a regular consumer and I see that they represent quality manufacturers and businesses. My promotion ran in December so people can get a quick fix to look younger for the holidays.
I found the vast majority of patients to be really nice people and high-end consumers who were looking to try Botox or fillers for the first time, people looking for a new doctor to perform these treatments on them, and a few just looking for a bargain.
The next question was, would I do this again? I don’t want to repeat this offer for a long time since I don’t want to undercut my loyal patients who have been coming to me for years and paying higher prices and “cheapen my brand.” This sentiment was echoed by a patient on who I had performed surgery last year who owns a boutique public relations firm. She said she was impressed that I was forward thinking in running the offer on Gilt City but that I should “never do that again.”