Woodford Medical was established in 1996 in Danbury, Essex, by Dr Hilary Allan and Dr Mervyn Patterson to fill a huge gap in the aesthetics industry in the country.

What distinguishes Woodford Medical from both the major corporate clinics and smaller independent concerns is that we aim to make our clients feel that their appearance and wishes matter to each and every one of the team and through continuity of care and getting to know us all, that they feel just how important as a client they are, both personally and professionally.

Over the years we have built up a loyal and professional team whose intention is to make your patient journey at Woodford Medical the very best it can be. This starts from the very first phone call that you make to us and continues all the way through to making you feel confident in your treatment when you leave the clinic.

Regardless of which member of our team you see or which clinic you visit you can have absolute trust that you will receive the gold standard of care at Woodford Medical.

What makes Woodford Medical the right clinic for you?

Woodford Medical founders, Dr Hilary Allan and Dr Mervyn Patterson are a trusted and ethical partnership who have worked in the cosmetic industry since demand and awareness for aesthetic treatments began to grow in the early nineties. They were instrumental in developing applications for the use of Intense Pulsed Light in the UK for the treatment of facial rejuvenation and rosacea. As industry leaders, both doctors continue to pioneer new treatments and techniques across the whole aesthetic spectrum in particular advancing the way Botox and facial fillers are used today.

  • Dr Hilary Allan and Dr Mervyn Patterson are named in the top ten medical aesthetic doctors in the UK by the Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph.
  • Listed in Hello Magazine as "Best in the business" for Botox.
  • Loved and quoted by beauty editors nationwide, Dr Hilary Allan is renowned as an expert in the field of cosmetic and medical aesthetics.
  • Held in high esteem by his colleagues and clients, Dr Mervyn Patterson specialises in the latest injectable anti-ageing treatments.


Lovely, friendly staff - all very helpful and knowledgeable of the treatments offered by the clinic. The Dr administrating the procedure was extremely professional and, after hearing what my needs were, gave a very thorough and considered opinion on what treatment(s) he thought would benefit and suit me best. I would thoroughly recommend this clinic as being at an outstanding level and plan to continue having treatment here for the foreseeable future.

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