Do you have advice for preventing the signs of aging without spending a fortune? There are plenty of over the counter and medical grade products that are budget friendly that can be used to help with anti-aging. For example, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on a good sunscreen. You can even purchase a tinted SPF moisturizer, which for some people can replace their morning moisturizer and make up, ultimately helping save money. Being consistent with a good skincare regimen can be enough for some skin types to help avoid more expensive procedures. Everyone is different in their skincare needs, goals, and budget, which is why I believe it is so important to have these in-depth conversations and make personalized treatment plans.
What do you include in your own skin care regimen? First and foremost, I use a daily facial sunscreen regardless of if I’m going to be outside. This is so important for everyone to do because even small exposures to sunlight through driving or office windows adds up, plus it also can protect from blue light damage. Not only is this important to use to help prevent skin cancers, but for anti-aging and cosmetic reasons, too. The other two key products I use daily are Vitamin C and Retin-A. This trio is the perfect foundation for a skin care regimen.
What makes you want to head to work every day? Knowing that there is even one person that I can help or make an impact on makes me excited to go to work every day, whether it is through diagnosing skin cancer, treating a bad eczema flare, or helping someone achieve their cosmetic goals.
What do you do in (Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers), Florida for fun? One of the main reasons my husband and I decided to make the move back to his hometown in Florida is because of our love for the water and beach. We love boating, fishing, paddle boarding, picnicing on the beach, exploring new places with our baby girl and dog, watching live music, and playing pickleball. I can’t think of a better place to do these things and watch our daughter grow up than in southwest Florida, and the weather here makes it possible for us to continue to be able to enjoy the things we love all year long. While we really enjoy cooking at home, we also love to try different local restaurants and support local businesses, and there are so many amazing ones to choose from in this area.
Is there anything you would like to tackle in 2024? I started the dermatology fellowship program through the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and I am looking forward to completing it in 2024.