Elliot M. Hirsch, MD, Inc.

Elliot Hirsch, MD, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose Sherman Oaks practice features a full-service medical spa on-site. In practice for the past 13 years, he specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contouring and surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures.     Dr. Hirsch has coauthored more than 40 manuscripts and book chapters, received several grants for original research projects and holds patents for wound-care devices. He is the chair of plastic surgery for Provi-dence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center. He hosts a weekly podcast, Below the Surface, where he speaks with patients, celebrities and experts on topics within the field of medicine and current events.

How has your practice adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic?

“We have always offered telemedicine consults for patients coming from all over the country. We currently offer FaceTime consultations for skin care concerns and creating treatment plans for when our medspa reopens. We have put many other safety procedures in place to keep our staff and patients safe and healthy—above and beyond the safety protocols we have always followed.”

What have been your proudest moments during the recent crisis?

“We knew as soon as the stay-at-home order was established that so many of our fellow doctors and friends in the Valley would be immediately unable to work and would be laying off or furloughing hundreds of employees. We are proud that we still have all eight of our employees working for us—fully employed with all benefits safely intact.”

Is there a common concern that you hear frequently?

“When people come to our medspa for laser skin care treatments or aesthetician services, they often expect immediate results for a skin concern—wanting wrinkles to disappear and skin to look smoother overnight. While you won’t see the results after your first session, it just keeps getting better after each treatment. Our staff members educate patients about the length of treatments for desired results and about the best product or service for their area of concern.”

What products do your patients like most?

“We created Orá Rx, a medical-grade skin care line to help hydrate, soothe, protect and rebalance the skin. It is available in our office, on our website, on Amazon and on orarxskin.com. Our unique HA Calming Balm and HA Soothing Serum work together to boost some of our favorite procedures, like microneedling with PRP or laser treatments. Patients use it on dry, irritated skin after surgeries, and we have even heard of patients using it as an aftershave and as a baby diaper rash cream!”