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Honest review from fashion & lifestyle blogger Alice Marsh

07 May 2019
The Importance of Sunscreen
Tip of the month from Epionce

02 May 2019
Surprising uses for Anti-Wrinkle Injections


We are delighted that our doctors, Dr Hilary Allan and Dr Mervyn Patterson, are regularly featured for their expert advice in the national press and glossy magazines. We also have regular blog posts here from the doctors discussing anything that may be affecting you, information on treatments and conditions plus any topics that have been discussed in the media. 

Dr Patterson dispels the myths behind Botox...

26 November 2013

Dr Patterson dispels five popular misconceptions surrounding the uses and results of Botox Injections.


Myth No.1 – Botox Injections will distort my expressions and freeze my face.

Botox Injections work by relaxing individual and carefully targeted muscles in the face. This will ease out negative frown and worry lines and provide a smooth and relaxed look. When administered by an experienced Doctor the result should be soft and natural. Facial expressions can be distorted and frozen when administered by an unskilled practitioner so choice of doctor is crucial.


Myth No. 2 –Botox Injections contain a dangerous toxin and will poison my body.

The toxin used in Botox Injections is a purified protein used in minute concentrations to produce a relaxant effect in a safe and controlled way. It is a prescription only medicine and is manufactured under very stringent conditions and is licensed for use in the UK. 

They were originally developed for treating a variety of medical disorders such as migraines, back pains, facial spasms and underarm sweating.

There are over three million procedures performed every year.


Myth No.3 – Botox Injections are painful and have many side effects.

Botox Injections are virtually pain-free and will only cause slight discomfort at the time of procedure. Side effects are very rare and temporary if they do occur.


Myth No. 4 – Botox Injections are permanent.

The effects of Botox Injections last an average of three to four months. This is because the injections block nerve impulses to the muscles and over time these recover by regenerating.


Myth No. 5 – Actress Lesley Ash had Botox Injections in her lips!

Lesley Ash had permanent Silicone injected into her lips to enhance them, but suffered a disastrous allergic reaction. We would never use this type of product on our clients.  

County Hotel Wedding Fayre - 10th November 2013

12 November 2013

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Colorescience - The Celebrity Make up Artist's first choice

06 November 2013

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Ulster Tatler Magazine Nov Issue profiles Dr Patterson

06 November 2013

Ulster Tatler Magazine

Dr Mervyn Patterson - Woodford Medical

Dr Mervyn Patterson features in the upcoming edition of the Ulster Tatler Magazine, with the highly popular social magazine discussing why Woodford Medical customers old and new can expect the very best experience when visiting the 'Best Aesthetic Clinic of the Year.'

"Anti Wrinkle Injections continue to be the most popular treatment for Dr Patterson at the Belfast Clinic. These injections literally remove lines and wrinkles and prevent further lines from developing, whilst giving a naturally refreshed and youthful appearance.

 Customers can expect the very best from their experience at Woodford Medical Belfast, which is why we were voted Best Aesthetic Clinic of the Year. Our customer service is second to none starting with your very first contact with our highly trained and experienced Treatment Advisors, through to professional and empathetic procedures with Dr Patterson.

“I never grow tired of meeting and advising my clients. It always gives me great pleasure to advise and treat people with a variety of requirements regarding their appearance. I leave the clinic knowing that I have made a difference to someone’s confidence and wellbeing and that gives me tremendous satisfaction!”



Colorescience as seen as on Daytime Talk Show Bethenny

28 October 2013

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Why do I get eye bags when I am tired?

21 October 2013

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The Times - Dr Mervyn Patterson

15 October 2013

Dr Mervyn Patterson discusses the importance of safe injectable procedures being performed in regulated clinics in The Times Raconteur Supplement:

Cosmetic specialist Dr Mervyn Patterson adds:

"I often treat women with complications from non-surgical treatment and believe they are much more common then people realise. If filler cuts off the blood supply to an area, the skin can start to die. Anyone can have a complication, but not everyone can recognise and treat it. That's why choosing the right practitioner really matters."

Dr Patterson says not all treatments are equal.

"Many are unproven and ridiculously over-hyped. Don't rush to have the latest wonder treatment. If it works, it will still be around, better and safer, in a year or more.

Dr Mervyn Patterson discusses safe injectable procedures in The Times"


Simply the Best...Aesthetic Clinic of the Year

29 September 2013

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Spot the Difference! Innovative New Treatment Combination...

27 August 2013

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Woodford Medical introduces The Vectus to lucky Danbury clients!

20 August 2013

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Ulster Tatler Magazine Review on Woodford Medical

13 August 2013

Ulster Tatler Magazine's Aideen McCaul reviews Woodford Medical Belfast Clinic, Dr Mervyn Patterson and the Epionce Skin Peel...



Ulster Tatler's Aideen McCaul visits Woodford Medical and tries out the revolutionary Epionce Skin Peel.


I have to admit, when it comes to beauty treatments, the height of my experience is a facial. Although I leave feeling relaxed and my skin is rejuvenated, I've always wanted something a little more lasting. So, when I was afforded the opportunity to visit the highly acclaimed Woodford Medical Clinic on Belfast's Lisburn Road to try out the revolutionary Epionce Skin Peel, I took the opportunity but with a little apprehension.

The reason for my hesitation was purely because of the name. For me, 'skin peel' conjures up a host of negative associations and I was filled with fear at the thought of my skin peeling! However, upon my arrival at Woodford, any such negative feeling was dispersed.

I met with Dr Mervyn Patterson who immediately began sussing out my skincare routine. I have always considered my daily routine flawless, I cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day, never go to bed without removing my make up and indulge in the odd facial, all of which is combined with drinking plenty of water. How wrong I was. I quickly discovered that the range I have been using for almost 15 years contains parabens. To be honest, I have heard once or twice that this additive isn't particularly beneficial for your skin, but I shrugged it off until Dr Patterson made me realise that it was time for a change. Despite the products' claims to contain only natural ingredients, parabens are present, as indeed they are in the majority of skincare products. As it turns out, parabens are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives by cosmetic companies and there is growing debate to their usefullness and indeed, whether they may in fact be harmful. Thankfully, the breakthrough Epionce product line is paraben free and has been proven effective by over 15 independent clinical studies to help reverse and prevent the effects of visible skin ageing and certain common skin diseases. This is evidence which simply cannot be ignored. Given such powerful statements, I was now extremely keen to try out the effects of this range for myself.

I was then brought into the treatment room, where I lay down and the nurse talked me through the treatment. The Epionce Skin Peel was delevoped in the US by leading dermatologist Dr Carl Thornfeldt. It is formulated for all skin types but is particuarly effective in treating ageing, sun damaged and blemished skin. This definitly sounded like the perfect treatment for me.

The nurse prepped my skin and began applying a few layers of the substance. This was left to work itself into my skin for a few minutes. I was expecting to find this painful, but much to my surprise, it felt only a little tingly. The cream was then removed and a soothing mask was applied to cool my skin. Finally, a factor 50 barrier cream was applied. The nurse advised that the Epionce Chemical Peel is perfect for having once a month and on each visit, a little more would be applied to work even further into the skin.

The perfect thing about the treatment is that there is no downtime. Using naturally derived ingredients, the powerful peel delivered maximum effect with minial disruption to my skin, and thankfully, no shedding or peeling. Although I was a little red and I left, in a matter of minutes this had disappeared completely and I was immediately impressed by the results. My skin definitly looked brighter, with a reduction in blemished and my complexion was clearer. The next day a few colleagues commented on how good my skin looked, which is something that has rarely happened before and I completely attribute to the Epionce Peel.

I have since ditched my old skincare range in favour of the paraben free Epionce Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Renewal Facial Lotion and SPF 50 Ultra Shield Lotion. This combined with the skin peel has definitely had a significant improvement on my skin. I will definitely be swapping facials in favour of a monthly skin peel.

So whether you are suffering from sun damaged skin, rosacea or simply feel your skin lacks youthfulness and clarity, the Epionce Skin Peel may just be the treatment for you. For more information on the Epionce Skin Peel Procedure or to book your consultation with one of our highly trained Aesthetic Therapists please call 0845 602 1161.

Mayfair Magazine recommends Epionce Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50

11 August 2013

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Colorescience Core Four - Make Up That Does More

01 August 2013

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Dr Patterson Advises - The Mail on Sunday - 28th July 2013

29 July 2013

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'A (SUN) SPOT OF ADVICE' - Ulster Tatler Article August 2013

28 July 2013

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'PUT YOUR RED TO BED' - The Reduction and Management of Facial Redness

25 July 2013

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Get beach body ready by getting rid of unwanted hair

09 June 2013

Gemma helps the ladies of Belfast look neat and tidy for the summer

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Top U.S. dermatologist Dr Carl Thornfeldt develops new serum

13 May 2013

Pillow Magazine gives excellent reviews for Epionce Intense Defense Serum

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Turn up the Volume

06 May 2013

Dr Mervyn Patterson restores youthful proportions to the ladies of Belfast

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Out of Date SPF Danger

02 May 2013

Dr Hilary Allan discusses the danger of using old cosmetics and creams

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Woodford Medical winner of My Face My Body clinic of the year

06 April 2013

Dr Mervyn Patterson – voted top 10 injectors in the UK launches new fillers in Belfast

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Your Bump-to-Birth Skin Saviours

05 February 2013

Dr Hilary Allan advises on protecting your face against pigmentation.

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Botox for Teeth Grinding

10 January 2013

Interview with leading UK beauty journalist, Leah Hardy, about her treatment for teeth grinding with Dr Patterson.

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BBC3 Body Beautiful Series

03 January 2013

Dr Patterson treating underarm sweating with Botox on BBC Three’s Body Beautiful Season

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