About Us

Leading cosmetic medicine and aesthetic clinic based in London, Hampshire and Dorset.

We know that it only takes a few 10 seconds to make an impression, so if you want yours to count, River Aesthetics should be on your speed dial. As a renowned name in London’s ‘little black book’ of aesthetic experts, especially for collagen stimulation. The River Team are sought after for their incredible skill in achieving exquisite, natural results by lifting and sculpting the face and neck using threads and injectables. Dr Victoria Manning & Dr Charlotte Woodward are Advanced Aesthetic Doctors, global trainers, international speakers and former General Practitioners specialising in Non-Surgical Rejuvenation and wellness.

River Aesthetics is internationally renowned and individually focussed.

Rivers’ accolades in the industry include being featured in Tatler’s Finest, the Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Also featured in 2018 as a Tatler Super Clinic outside London. They have also featured in Conde Nast’s Brides Cosmetic Beauty Guide 2018. They won Highly commended in 2017 Aesthetic Awards for Best New Clinic in the UK and Ireland and finalists in. 2019 Safety in Beauty Awards for Aesthetic Doctor of The Year and Best Patient Journey. Also featured as the go to clinic for Silhouette Soft in this years’ Tweakment Guide.

As a result of such high profile exposure, River Aesthetics is in demand with a wide-ranging clientele including high profile Politicians, Olympic athletes, to TV personalities and A-List actors.

The River Team support a bespoke phased treatment approach whereby they ‘let the patient be ready for treatment’ allowing an adequate cooldown time between consultation to procedure. With their wealth of experience combined with a true passion for aesthetic medicine, you really could not be in safer and more knowledgable hands. River Aesthetics has built up a huge patient following, not just in the UK but also worldwide.

“We trust our intuition when we meet and treat our patients. If we feel a treatment is not necessary or appropriate we will turn patients away or offer them a treatment we feel is suitable for them. We believe in ethical practice and therefore treat everyone equally (irrespective of their status).”

Dr Victoria Manning and Dr Charlotte Woodward’s approach is about helping you to be the best version of yourself. They achieve beautiful, natural-looking results using the latest treatment innovations, delivered by highly qualified experts you can trust. Their ethos is to provide a highly personalised approach, with bespoke aesthetic procedures and treatments tailored to the life stages of each person they care for.

Clinical Excellence

Our clinical excellence was recognised with the Top Clinic accolade at the 2017 Aesthetics Awards. We are highly skilled and experienced skin doctors with clinical expertise spanning both general practice and aesthetics. Our passion for scientific innovations and fast-moving trends drew us towards medical aesthetics, where we combine clinical skills with artistic flair.


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From the moment you step through our doors, you will receive the highest quality care and a tailored approach to meet your precise skincare needs.

All patients begin their River Aesthetics journey with a full, no-obligation medical consultation, to help identify areas of concern and develop a tailored plan to meet your individual skincare needs.

We will always offer sound professional advice based on your individual requirements and will only offer treatments which we consider are both effective and safe. We will never suggest a treatment which we would not consider for ourselves.

You will receive clearly explained recommendations and full information which you can consider at your leisure before agreeing to any aesthetic treatments, and you’ll never be placed under any pressure to do so.

Our appointment intervals are booked so that you will not feel rushed, and wherever possible we will offer appointment times which fit with your busy lifestyle.  Depending on what kind of treatment you have, you will receive a post treatment follow up consultation 2-4 weeks later with the same practitioner.

Our Core Values

In such a competitive market, River Aesthetics goes above and beyond to make sure that our clinic stands head and shoulders above the rest. We operate as an elite centre that offers life-affirming treatments, all of which are carried out by our team of qualified doctors. Due to the fantastic results that our patients experience, we have earned a stellar reputation within the industry.

To become so revered and to continuously thrive in our field, we have adopted core values that have helped shape our brand. We are so much more than an aesthetics clinic; we also look to educate younger generations about skincare. To do this, we need every single one of our employees to be on the same page, and when you come to River Aesthetics, you should expect the following:

Excellence – Every single treatment and procedure we carry out uses the highest quality products in the market, with each one rigorously tested.

Commitment – All of our patients receive a bespoke service tailored to their specific needs. Even when the treatment is over, we will stay in touch to ensure that you receive appropriate aftercare.

Integrity – We operate in an honest and transparent manner. With this in mind, you can trust us to provide you with honest advice, and we will not try to convince you to have a procedure we don’t think you need.

Passion – This is not just a job for us; we at River Aesthetics are dedicated to providing patients with treatments that will not only enhance their natural beauty but boost their confidence as well.

Human – We may run a clinic, but there is nothing clinical about our ambiance as we oversee a friendly and welcoming outfit. Our doctors are always open to listening to your queries regarding any of our treatments.

Meet The Team

Dr Victoria Manning


Dr Victoria Manning is a skilled and experienced medical aesthetics doctor with clinical expertise across both general practice and aesthetics and is a global aesthetics industry trainer for Sinclair Pharma’s Silhouette Soft thread lifts, as well as a media contributor, writer and speaker.

Dr Charlotte Woodward


Dr Charlotte Woodward is an accomplished, highly experienced medical aesthetics doctor, and has practised in the aesthetics sector since its infancy, and one of the first doctors in the UK to perform a breast thread lift and and a lead trainer for Sinclair Pharma’s Ellanse brand, a trainer in PDO threads and vaginal rejuvenation.

Gemma Halliday


Hi, I’m Gemma Halliday and I’m 25. I’ve been working at River Aesthetics for 2 and half years. I am the Lead Aesthetician at the clinic. This year I have spoken at FACE and CCR conferences. River Aesthetics has made me fall in love with my career choice. Aesthetics to me is confidence and growth in self esteem. I am so passionate about finding a treatment plan which the patient is just as excited about.

Out of work you will find me outdoors or in the water and most probably brunching with friends on Sunday.

Lisa McKinnon

Operations Manager

Lisa brings a wealth of experience in operational management and business development gained in the Private and NHS Dental sector whilst working for a number of the UK’s largest corporate dental care providers.

Jasmine Kneale

Patient Coordinator

My name is Jasmine Kneale and I am 26 years old. I joined the River Aesthetics Team in July as a Patient Coordinator.

Having always had a passion for the beauty industry and thriving for a career in the health industry River Aesthetics has given me the perfect blend and balance for both!

Prior to River Aesthetics I completed my Beauty Industry NVQ levels 1 & 2 where I started my career as a aesthetician which led to working for a luxury make-up brand. What I love most about this industry is the science behind each treatment is always improving and I still find myself fascinated by what we can accomplish. Also, I love the rewarding side of my job role seeing patients’ confidence grow as they go through their journeys with us.
It is such pleasure to be part of our patients’ journey and assist them throughout this. I look forward to many more years being part of River Aesthetics.

Jessica Sedgwick

Aesthetic Practitioner

Hi, I’m Jessica Sedgwick, I’m 23 and I am the newest member of the River Aesthetics team. I work as an Aesthetic Practitioner.

Originally from West Sussex, I am just settling into Bournemouth life. I started in beauty therapy and have been in the industry for 4 years. I worked in salons and spas before but now working in Aesthetics is the ultimate dream job and just over a month in I’m loving it already!

There’s so much to explore and learn and to be able to give back the knowledge we know and gain along the way to our patients is really exciting. I’ve loved meeting everyone so far, providing hydrafacials and CoolSculpting and I’m excited to see what’s next and what the future holds for me at River Aesthetics.

Out of work I enjoy travelling, going to the beach and spending time with my lovely boyfriend.

The River Aesthetics Philosophy

Philosophy means the ‘love of wisdom’ and, for us, this means using our decades of medical and aesthetic knowledge and expertise to help you achieve the outcome you’ve always wanted. In our view, success means not only addressing problems and delivering positive results or answers to your concerns, but helping you to maintain them for as long as possible.

Your safety, the quality outcome of your treatment and your happiness are our number one priority. River Aesthetics is accredited by Save Face – an impartial organisation committed to ensuring that aesthetic practitioners are properly trained and qualified. This is the only scheme to visit every accredited practitioner and premises to ensure that patients are in safe and, and the safe products are used in a safe environment.

Get In Touch

If you need more information, or would like to book an appointment, then please contact us on 01202024060

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