Mr Alex Woollard BM BSc PhD FRCS (Plast) is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who offers non-surgical cosmetic treatment at London Real Skin including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal filler treatments and laser treatments.
Mr Woollard’s interests include all aspects of aesthetic rejuvenation, both surgical and non-surgical. He also performs reconstructive surgery and has a sub-specialist focus in skin cancer, breast surgery and reconstruction, lower limb reconstruction, Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) and laser. His NHS post is with the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, and Barnet General Hospital.
Why see Mr Alex Woollard?
Mr Woollard is an NHS plastic surgery consultant with an extensive and broad practice. As a fully trained specialist he has experience of dealing with all aspects of both aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. This allows him to view things in a more holistic way and bring his understanding of skin, ageing, and rejuvenation to help you choose the best possible treatment for you.
No treatment should be in isolation. They exist within a program that allows us to try and delay some of the effects of ageing, as well as treat those which we cannot prevent. It is important to have a plan that acknowledges these things from the outset.
Mr Woollard sees patients looking for treatment with botulinum toxin, fillers, or laser. Plastic surgery has come a long way in the last few decades, and evidence of some of the bad results are often in the public eye. He has a conservative approach to rejuvenation aiming for a refreshed appearance rather than a “work-done” look. Non-surgical cosmetics are treatments that require ongoing maintenance, Anti-wrinkle injections for example lasts 3-6 months per treatment. Mr Woollard aims to build a long-term relationship with his patients which allows him to further perfect their treatment plan with each interaction.
Mr Alex Woollard offers non-surgical cosmetic dermatology treatments including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal filler treatments, and laser treatments for pigmentation, redness and red lines and facial rejuvenation.
Mr Woollard does not accept private health insurance as he offers a cosmetic dermatology service.
Mr Woollard is a member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive (BAPRAS) and British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and attends their annual conferences to ensure he is up to date with the latest techniques. He is on the Board and treasurer of the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and a trustee of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practice (JCCP) where he is trying to develop a set of Department of Health endorsed standards to improve the quality of non-surgical cosmetic provision in the UK. He is a specialist advisor for both the MHRA and NICE.
Mr Woollard is fully registered with the GMC (6051471). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and on the specialist register of plastic surgeons. He is a British trained plastic surgeon with over ten years of experience working in London teaching hospitals. His has received an extensive training in all aspects of aesthetic surgery from his mentors in both London, UK and Boston, USA.
Education and Training
Mr Woollard obtained his medical degree from Southampton University Medical School. He also read History of Medicine (BSc) at the Wellcome Institute and was awarded a PhD in nerve regeneration from University College London. He has received national and international grants including the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship. He publishes widely in both journals, has written several book chapters, and presents at national and international conferences (see below for some current examples).
Publications and Press
Examples of publications by Mr Alexander Woollard include:
– Facial nerve innervation and facial palsies.
AO Grobbelaar and ACS Woollard
In: McLoon LK & Andrade F. Craniofacial Muscles: A New Framework for Understanding the Effector Side of Craniofacial Muscle Control. New York: Springer; 2013. P265-286
– An approach to bilateral facial paralysis.
Woollard ACS, Harrison DH, Grobbelaar AO.
JPRAS 2010 Sept; 63(9): 1557-60
– Maximising length and safety in gracilis free flap dissection
King ICC, Obeid N, Woollard AC, Jones ME
JPRAS 2016 Vol. 69, Issue 10, p1452–1453
– Options for reconstruction in patients presenting with Möebius Syndrome
Woollard AC, Grobbelaar AO, Harrison DH
EURAPS 2008, Madeira, Portugal
– Axonal Regrowth After Nerve Repair or Graft in YFP Transgenic Mice
Woollard AC, Rolfe K, Lichtman JW, Grobbelaar AO
EURAPS 2014, Ischia, Italy
– Targeted muscle reinnervation for neuroma pain in the lower limb
A Thacoor, J Torres-Grau, A Woollard, N Kang
RSM (winner of Martin Kelly prize), 2017, London