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No more Botox injections? In Russia, beauty salons complain about the shortage

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Russians may be left without botulinum therapy due to a shortage of the drug in the country

Stocks of imported drugs are declining, leaving only the Russian manufacturer / Photo: Getty Images, Collage: Today

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In cosmetology clinics and beauty salons of the Russian Federation, they may stop doing popular Botox injections.

As reported in the Russian media, Botox stocks in the country are running low, and the manufacturer, the American AbbVi, stopped trading with the aggressor back in March.

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The alternative was products from Ipsen and Merz, but they are gradually reducing the import of botulinum toxins in the Russian Federation. Clinics are in no hurry to use products from local manufacturers.

Russians will be with wrinkles?

To correct the face, beauty salons use preparations with botulinum toxins, and the import of relevant products in the Russian Federation in March fell threefold. After Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the only drugs supplied to the aggressor were French Ipsen and German Merz. However, now they are sold respectively at 30% and 3% less.

According to preliminary estimates of cosmetology clinics, Botox stocks in the Russian Federation will last for three months. If this continues, Russians will soon be injected with relatox and myotok drugs from local manufacturers, but only in the event of “serious interruptions in supplies from abroad” and rising prices for imported goods.

Although the prices of Russian goods are also constantly growing. And if the same products from Ipsen and Merz are still being sold at the same price, then local drugs have just risen in price.

What is even less in the Russian Federation?

In addition to beauty injections, Russians are experiencing a shortage of goods and services in many areas, which is a consequence of the war in Ukraine and Western sanctions. Recently it became known about a 30% decrease in the range of imported beer on the Russian market.

More local brands are sold to the population of the Russian Federation, but there are not enough companies and brands involved in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages to completely replace imports. Simply put, high-quality premium beer has left the market, and cheap liquor has been brought to stores, the price of which has also begun to rise.

Leading brewers from Belgium, the Netherlands and Great Britain have suspended deliveries of their products to Russia. Manufacturers from the Czech Republic and Germany still remain on the market. Back in March, the following companies left the Russian market:

  • Carlsberg Group;
  • Heineken;
  • Plzhensky Prazdroj (brands Velkopopovický Kozel, Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus);
  • Budejovicky Budvar (Budweiser Budvar);
  • Staropramen;
  • Bernard.

Earlier, Segodnya wrote that the remains of foreign cars are being sold to the Russian population at the highest price on the world market. Find out what will happen to Russian oil production after the introduction of a partial embargo.

Source: Segodnya

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