By Dr Imogen - White Swan Aesthetics Director Covent garden conjures up images of an eclectic bubble, buzzing with street performers, quirky bars and interesting architecture. What you might not know, is that it is also home to the super glam who treat themselves to Botox, dermal fillers and teeth whitening in the secret underground world of Covent Gardens’ medical cosmetic industry. White Swan is lucky enough to be part of this quickly growing Covent Garden culture and have a lovely clinic inside Hebe hair and beauty on the Strand, Covent Garden. In general, because of the area demographic, our Covent Garden Botox clients tend to be slightly younger. Interestingly, in a recent commentary by the JAMA Dermatology they promote the use of ‘Baby Botox’ in younger clients to make the skin smoother and prevent deep lines, furrows and folds developing that are then much harder to treat later in life. White Swan also treats a large number of clients in Covent Garden who are on a flying visit to the UK because the Hebe clinic is conveniently located right next to the Savoy hotel. Covent Garden is, of course, a tourist hotspot and so we try to be very accommodating with Botox, dermal filler and teeth whitening appointments to fit in around visitors’ hectic schedules. We offer Botox and dermal filler appointments on Sunday’s and we can even offer express teeth whitening for just £25 more to ensure it will be done in time for the return home. With so many clinics offering facial aesthetics in the Covent Garden area, it can be tough deciding who to trust. The most important factors to consider are the following 3 key things:

  1. Make sure both your consultation and treatment are carried out by a qualified practitioner like a Doctor or Dentist. Sometimes, clinics will offer a consultation with a doctor but then the procedure itself is carried out by someone much less qualified. The more knowledge about anatomy a clinician has, the safer you will be and the better the result. With White Swan Aesthetics, only doctors and dentists carry out the procedures and our safety record is excellent. Dr Imogen , director of White Swan, often works in the Covent Garden clinic herself on a Sunday.
  1. Ensure you are getting top quality products. Like with anything, there is a huge variation in the type and quality of products available – particularly for dermal fillers. White Swan mostly uses Juvederm or Aliaxin filler products because they provide beautiful, predictable results and have very few reactions associated with them as they are so pure.
  1. Look carefully at the doctor’s client reviews and ‘before’ and ‘after’ snaps. Pictures speak a thousand words.
So if you fancy immersing yourself in the rich and intriguing culture of Covent Garden then maybe you will be also tempted to dip your toes into the world of medical aesthetics. Do not hesitate to book a consultation for Botox, fillers or teeth whitening with one of White Swan’s qualified dentists or doctors at Hebe Covent Garden.