Thank you to the group for posting your considerations in regards to Botox - it served as a great reference for providers in the area. I had treatments previously, but have since moved and needed a new provider. After much consideration, I too decided to make an appointment with Dr. Fiona McCarthy. She exceeded my expectations and so, I felt that it was important to also share my positive experience. From a business perspective, I appreciate her prompt communication and scheduling. From a clinical perspective - in a word: EXCELLENT. Most importantly, she is quite knowledgeable as well as skilled. The Botox treatment was worked so well - less wrinkled, worn out look and still natural.
Furthermore, whilst visiting with her and feeling quite comfortable with her beside manner, I decided to also bring up my discontent with ongoing cystic acne. For years I have issues regulating the breakouts, despite visits to multiple dermatologists and aestheticians, along with hundreds spent on products, facials, and peels, and every attempt at positive nutrition, exercise, and stress changes. As I explained my situation Dr. McCarthy expressed a clear understanding of the issue and struggle - which encouraged me to trust her recommendations. We discussed a skincare regimen specifically for me which included prescription Obagi to start and then eventually products that can be purchased at a pharmacy or Boots. She even took the time to write out the skincare plan for me, which has made following the instructions a simple task. After two weeks on the regimen I started to notice a difference. 4 weeks in and my face is the clearest it has been in years! Honest. The day a coworker commented on a massive improvement in my complexion, I just about jumped for joy! Dr. McCarthy's knowledge of the condition as well as skincare products has made such a difference in my life!
The cherry on top: As a healthcare provider myself, I am truly inspired by her lovely, warm personality and bedside manner - combined with her knowledge and skill - she is again: EXCELLENT! I highly recommend.
And to be clear, there is no financial incentive for this post. I am sharing in gratitude and in the hopes that any others with unwanted wrinkles or discouraging dermatologic conditions can find resolve with Dr. McCarthy. Best wishes!