Thinking about stepping up your beauty routine?

The Times Raconteur discusses Juvederm Facial Fillers as performed by Dr Hilary Allan and Dr Mervyn Patterson at Woodford Medical.

Many of us will recognise getting to the point where we have a great skincare routine, we're exercising and eating well, but when we look in the mirror it doesn't seem to be having the same impact it once was - so we start to wonder what else might help us to look and age the way we want.

In a study of 10,000 Europeans UK women think about stepping up their beauty routine at around 33 years old, which is by far the youngest across Europe.

What exactly are dermal fillers?

A lady after JUVEDERM treatment
A lady after JUVEDERM treatment

Cosmetic treatments have come a long way, especially in the last decade. There are many dermal filler products on the market - but not all are the same. JUVEDERM is a range of non-permanent fillers containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. They provide a lifting and filling effect, rehydrate skin and gently smooth lines. Effects last from one to 18 months, with some products lasting up to 24 months.

Due to the anaesthetic Lidocaine, there is little pain and patients can expect a quick return to daily life with minimal discomfort.

Gill Morrow, 39, is a full time mum to four children -

"Last year I had my fourth and final child so I wanted to do something that was entirely for me and to improve how I feel about myself. I'm also marking my 40th birthday this year and before I had treatment, I looked my age because I constantly looked tired and worn out."

"I'm delighted with the results of JUVEDERM because I now look and feel like I used to a few years ago prior to having children. I would recommend treatment to anyone because results are subtle and for me, it's made the best of what I've got now."


For most people looking for anti-ageing treatments, it's no longer about chasing an unattainable ideal, or even about looking younger. It's about ageing well, looking refreshed, and feeling like the best version of yourself.

Where should I start if I am interested in dermal fillers?

If you are interested in a dermal filler treatment why not contact us to book a consultation with Dr Allan or Dr Patterson to gain an insight into how fillers can work for you and achieve the results you are looking for.