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01 January 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2018
NEW YEAR - NEW YOU?

07 December 2017
A Merry Christmas from the team at Woodford Medical

09 November 2017
New Treatment Launch - Dermaplaning
To tackle peach fluff facial hair as well as providing gentle exfoliation

Family Wedding Bells for Linda

24 August 2017

Dr Allan tells us how she made her client Linda look and feel her very best for her son's wedding.

Linda was a vivacious friendly lady who has frequented the clinic for about 15 years. Life had thrown a variety of difficulties at her which she had always risen above with hard work and cheerfulness. On this occasion there was a spring in her step and a beam on her face. 'My son is getting married' she said 'and I want to look my best ' further questioning revealed that her ex-husbands new wife would be there. Suddenly this became a challenge.

Up until this point I had only used Botox to soften and relax her features but I had always been keen to address the lack of volume in her face and in particular her hollow cheeks. This was the perfect occasion. A life of hard work and physical activity meant that Linda was decidedly slim and trim. She had a figure that many of us would envy but this lack of extra padding had taken its toll in particular on her face.

With advancing age and the damaging effects of the sun not only does the skin become saggy, lined and sprinkled with brown pigment spots and tiny veins but the fat pads that support the structures of the face disappear. To top that the bones over which skin and muscle are draped shrink. The effect is that of a deflating balloon.

Volume and padding lead to a healthier and more youthful appearance and one which we all covert.

My job was to recreate the Linda from years gone by not to create a new unrecognisable person.

With the advent of volumising fillers several years ago and in particular Voluma a new chapter in aesthetic work commenced.

As an Aesthetic physician I was now able to sculpt her face renewing and restoring and ultimately producing a softer, lifted and freshened appearance.

Next we addressed the issue of the sun damage. My aesthetic therapist Kerys used Intense Pulsed Light to gently fade away pigment spots and fine veins and stimulate new cell turnover to create a truly rejuvenated complexion.

Several sessions later Linda was over the moon with her new face. She had always hated her hollow cheeks, but had learnt to accept them as part of her. Improving this feature gave her the new found confidence that she needed to face all those family members and friends that can often be so supportive but so critical.    

                                                    

Before   After
cheek volumisation  cheek volumisation

 

 

 
 

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4 days ago
Dr Hilary Allan and Dr Mervyn Patterson offer their top tips “Before you Book” advice to Health and Wellbeing Magazine. This tells you what to look for in a clinic and practitioner before booking an aesthetic treatment: “Find an expert who is prepared to spend a long time discussing your options. If you feel rushed or unsure then defer treatments until you feel more confident. Take baby steps- start with the minimal and always seek the subtle outcomes that family and friends don’t notice. Look for established clinics that provides lots of different options and that are headed by a named medical team on the website. Remember that cheap doesn’t always mean quality. Paying a bit more may be worth it in the end and, above all, be safer.”

1 week ago
Did you see the lovely post in Health and Wellbeing magazine about the benefits of Micro-Needling? “A great method to improve skin texture and fade skin imperfections, this favourite of A-listers such as Kourtney Kardashian uses hundreds of little needles to create small punctures into the skin, a bit like aerating a lawn! The tiny micro-traumas allow a cocktail of nourishing anti-ageing ingredients to penetrate deep into the dermal layer, while triggering a healing response to boost collagen production. It’s a good way to fade acne scars and sun damage and give you fresher, younger looking skin. As with most of these techniques, a course of several treatments gets the best results.” “DermaFrac is a three-in-one anti-ageing and re-surfacing treatment combining microdermabrasion, growth factor skin infusions and micro-needling for plumper, smoother skin.” (At Woodford Medical we also offer Collagen Pin for those looking for a deeper level of Micro-Needling), phone us on 0845 602 1161 to speak to one of our treatment advisors for more information.

2 weeks ago
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We would like to wish our staff and clients a very happy new year and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018!

1 month ago
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS Saturday 23rd December: 9am -12pm Christmas Eve: Closed Christmas Day: Closed Boxing Day: Closed Wednesday 27th December: 10am - 5pm Thursday 28th December: 10am - 5pm Friday 29th December: 930am - 430pm Saturday 30th December: 9am-12pm New Years Eve: Closed New Years Day: Closed Tuesday 2nd January: Normal hours resume

1 month ago
We will be closed today from 12:30pm for our staff Christmas lunch! We will be open as normal tomorrow between 9am-2pm.