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 Dermal 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.


I have nothing but positive feedback about the company. I am always treated impeccably and I feel perfectly at home when I am there. The environment is always up to standard. I am listened to and my needs taken care of with the correct treatment each time. I would always recommend this company enthusiastically.

Very satisfied with the service and care. The results have been exceeding my expectations. I am a returning customer because I like the friendly staff and I feel that I am listened to.

Woodford is an excellent clinic. The staff never push treatments, the client is left to choose their treatments without pressure. The outcome of the treatments are always very good in my experience.

Very friendly, professional service. Treated with dignity and respect in a nice, clean, safe environment. Good care taken with every treatment.

I’ve been a journalist for 25 years and am lucky enough to be able to try lots of different beauty products and see different dermatologists for free, but I choose to pay to see the team at Woodford Medical because they are quite simply the best in the business.

I have been fortunate enough to have been visiting Woodford now for around 15 years. During that time, the team as a whole have always been warm, welcoming and sincere. I have not hesitated in recommending my friends and family to the clinic especially if you want to slow down the ageing process whilst most importantly holding onto your natural looks. I am about to embrace my 50th birthday and with thanks to Woodford, I have never felt so confident! Thank you so much Woodford!

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