Dr Mervyn Patterson, medical director of Woodford Medical, has been working in the field of aesthetic medicine for over twenty years and is one of the foremost, pioneering aesthetic medical practitioners in Europe. Dr Mervyn Patterson has been named in the top ten medical aesthetic doctors in the UK by the Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph. More recently he was listed in Hello Magazine as “Best in the Business” for Botox. He is in high demand as an expert speaker regarding aesthetic procedures at conferences across the UK.
Held in high esteem by colleagues and clients for his ‘less is more’ approach, Dr Patterson specialises in the latest injectable anti-ageing treatments.
I found myself at Woodford Medical’s London clinic for a natural but flattering injectable cheek lift. The clinic offers all the heritage and beauty you’d expect of Upper Wimpole Street. Set in a glorious Georgian townhouse, Dr P’s office is glossy, flooded with natural light, and his manner is warm, intelligent and capable.
Dr Patterson favours a cannula for gentle and natural-looking volumisation. A canula is safer and avoids the need for multiple injection points, which are less accurate for positioning filler, more painful, and more likely to leave bruising.
There was no need for anaesthetic cream as only a single minute incision was made on either cheek. Dr P expertly inserted said canula, the filler entering almost imperceptibly; each cheek taking around 5 minutes to totally transform. Kerry, his assistant was a dab hand at distracting me, and a stress ball always helps. But, despite the fact I’m a confirmed needle-phobe, it was actually about as uncomfortable as a manicure.
Dr Patterson immediately put me at ease, he was improbably tolerant of my totally unnecessary jumpiness. I’d choose him again for this reason alone. But then I saw the results. Oh the results!
They were sublime. Dr Patterson understood exactly what I wanted, taking five years off me in about 10 minutes. Dr P also gave me advice on my rosacea, advising me to avoid high potency vitamin serums, acids and retinoids. He advised I try Epionce’s Renewal Facial Cream, which I’ve since been using religiously, with phenomenal results.
We used 3 syringes of Juvederm Voluma, which would cost £1250
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