Meet Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner Amanda Holesko, MSN, FNP-C!

February 2023

Amanda Delivers Expert Medical Aesthetics Services to Optima Dermatology’s Mentor, OH Practice

Board-Certified nurse practitioner, Amanda Holesko, MSN, FNP-C, has joined the Optima Dermatology Mentor, OH practice, bringing more than 10 years of healthcare experience.

Amanda has been providing medical aesthetics care to patients in the Cleveland area since 2020, and is an expert injector specializing in Botox®, Dysport®, and dermal fillers, including Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Sculptra®. Additionally, she has advanced training in laser and light treatments, microneedling, PRP, CoolSculpting®, Kybella® and HydraFacial® treatments.

After earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Kent State University, Amanda went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She previously worked as a registered nurse in a level 3 trauma center before transitioning to medical aesthetics. She now also serves as a clinical instructor for nurse practitioner students at Walsh University.

Providing the High Level of Care Patients Expect and Deserve

Amanda is committing to building great relationships with her patients, an approach that is aligned with Optima Dermatology’s mission to treat every patient the way we would want our friends and family to be treated. Amanda takes a unique “panfacial” treatment approach with her patients in which she considers the entire face into consideration and what aging aspects are causing the specific area of concern. 

We recently had the opportunity to learn more about Amanda, her approach, and the path that led her to pursue a career as a board-certified nurse practitioner.

How and when did you know you wanted to be a Nurse Practitioner? Were you always interested in aesthetics, and what was your path to get where you are now?

I began my career as a nurse with a focus in intensive care. I spent time in a cardiac/stroke step-down ICU, then moved into emergency medicine. I spent several years working in the emergency department and learned to love the process of quickly assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients of all ages. While I enjoyed my time in the emergency room, I found myself wishing for more followup with the patients I was treating. I wanted to follow them along their journey from the beginning. At that time, I decided to return to school and become a nurse practitioner with the intent to build my practice and develop a regular patient clientele that I would be able to create long lasting relationships with. It was not until after graduation that I decided to go into aesthetics. I loved the idea of a field of medicine as individualized and personal as aesthetics that allowed me to utilize both my clinical expertise as well as my creative and artistic abilities. What I’ve found after spending years in the aesthetics field is that I can build long lasting relationships with patients and watch them become more confident and empowered in their everyday lives.

What is your number one tip when it comes to taking care of your skin?

Don’t skimp on your skincare. Invest in medical-grade skincare that has studies and clinical research to support what the product is claiming to do. Consult with your provider, set up an individualized skincare regimen, and stick to it. You’ll thank me later!

What do you enjoy most about treating your aesthetic patients and what is unique about your approach?

The moment I love most about treating my patients is when I hand them the mirror to see the results of the treatment when we are finished. The immediate glow and confidence boost seen on my patients’ faces is so rewarding and gives me a great feeling of accomplishment. I have a ‘panfacial’ approach which is part of what makes me unique as a provider. I do not like to address specific lines or targeted areas on the face but take the entire face into consideration and what aging processes are causing the specific concern my patient is bringing to me. I have a goal to have my patients look as natural as possible and set up individualized plans for each and every patient I see. 

For someone who is interested in, but new to medical aesthetic treatments, how do you recommend they get started?

I would recommend beginning with a full face consultation. During these consultations I like to have the patient identify three main areas of concern (ex: sun spots, forehead lines, and sagging skin) and identify treatment options that will best meet their needs. 

Where are the most common areas you treat with dermal filler?

Dermal filler can be used to treat several areas on the face. The most common areas I typically place filler would be the midface, the lips, and the chin. Pairing these three areas of treatment together gives the patient a youthful, natural, refreshed look. 

If there is one thing you want your patients to know about you, what would it be?

My goal and what keeps me happy in my profession is the relationships I build with my patients. I treat each and every patient like I would my own family and truly only have your best interest in mind. My consultations are ‘pressure-free’ and I will always listen to you and develop a plan that meets your needs. 

What do you like to do when you are not in the office?

Outside of the office, I am a wife to an amazing husband named Ryan and a mom to a sweet baby boy named Carter. We also have a dog and two cats! We love to spend as much time as we can outside riding bikes, taking walks, or going camping! When I do have time to myself, I enjoy yoga, reading, and binge watching a good Netflix series.

What to Expect From Amanda and Her Team

If you’re seeking medical aesthetic services, Amanda and her expert team at Optima Dermatology in Mentor, OH, proudly cater to the Cleveland area and have advanced training and experience to ensure the highest quality of care. 

View a complete list of our medical aesthetics services, and come in for a visit to learn more about our approach to patient care. Amanda is accepting new patients at our Mentor, OH location. Give us a call at 440-557-2005 to schedule an appointment today!