Amy Nelson deeply cares about the science and art of maintaining healthy skin. With over 20 years of experience, Amy has seen and worked with many different skin types.
Since joining our practice in February 2016, Amy has performed over 2,300 laser treatments and over 1,200 chemical peels. Dedicated and inquisitive, she is committed to listening to her patients and providing accurate recommendations to help them achieve their goals.
Her connection to skin health is also deeply personal. In 2014, she underwent treatment and reconstruction with Dr. Prischmann for skin cancer on her left lower eyelid. She often draws upon this experience when providing compassionate care to her clients.
Amy is certified as an Advanced Practice Esthetician by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology. She is also certified by Sciton® for safe use and operation of a laser and has completed additional formal laser safety training. She has also had extensive training in the safe use of superficial and medium depth chemical peels.
Amy has completed a preceptorship on HALO™ laser resurfacing with leading dermatologist Dr. Chris Robb at his office in Tennessee. She has also attended national meetings with Dr. Prischmann to stay up-to-date on esthetics and skin care. She regularly completes webinars and advanced trainings to ensure that she is continually learning.
Although Amy loves all aspects of being a skin specialist, she is particularly skilled at performing the following treatments:
- Broad-Band Light™/Photofacials
- Anti-aging and preventative skin care
- Sciton HALO™ Laser Resurfacing
- Chemical Peels, including Glytone® peels and the Perfect Derma Peel™
- Laser Hair Reduction for all skin types (including those with darker skin)
- Sciton® Blue Light for Acne
Amy loves working with people of all ages and skin types. In addition to providing services in the office, she can also customize an at-home skin care routine. She is always keeping up with the latest information on skin care and new products and can help you select a skin care routine that works with your lifestyle and concerns.
Importantly, Amy also understands the boundaries of her role in caring for patients. She cannot diagnose or treat any skin conditions or diseases, which is why she works very closely with Dr. Prischmann and several wonderful area dermatologists for all of her clients.
A Minnesota native, Amy and her husband reside in Minneapolis with their two Shih Tzus, Charlie and Betsy. She is passionate about traveling, but also enjoys cycling, Pilates reformer, going to the movies, and baking.
What is an Advanced Practice Esthetician?
Advanced Practice Esthetician is a new certification by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology. It means that the esthetician has completed all requirements and testing to perform advanced skin procedures. It is the highest level of certification for estheticians in Minnesota. In Minnesota, ONLY Advanced Practice Estheticians can perform BroadBand Light™ procedures, deeper chemical peels, microdermabrasion, extractions using a lancet, and dermaplaning.