Sarah Winholt, FNP-C, joins Optima Dermatology’s Milford, OH Practice 

April 2024

Winholt and Her Team Provide Expert Medical Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments

The newest addition to Optima Dermatology’s Milford, OH practice is board-certified Nurse Practitioner Sarah Winholt, FNP-C, who brings several years of expertise servicing patients in the Cincinnati and Columbus regions. 

Sarah has advanced training and extensive experience performing a range of cosmetic treatments, including neurotoxin injections – such as BOTOX® and Dysport®dermal filler, laser treatments, microneedling, and more. 

Sarah, who is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing from the University of Cincinnati, and she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitative Sciences from Ohio State University. 

Before focusing her career on medical aesthetics, Sarah worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in an urgent care clinic, where she diagnosed and treated common dermatologic conditions. She also spent several years working as a critical care Registered Nurse (RN) in a hospital. 

A Patient-Centered and Care-Focused Approach

Having always been passionate about skin care, Sarah puts every patient at the center of her care, offering a personalized and thoughtful treatment experience. 

Sarah’s approach to care reflects Optima’s mission to treat all patients the way we would want our family and friends to be treated. Sarah makes it a point to ensure her patients understand every aspect of their diagnosis and treatment and enjoys collaborating with her patients to develop a customized treatment plan. 

We recently had the opportunity to learn more about Sarah, her approach, and the path that led her to become a board-certified nurse practitioner.

How/when did you know you wanted to be a Nurse Practitioner? Were you always interested in dermatology and aesthetics and what was your path to get here? 

I always thought that I wanted to be a physical therapist. I played competitive soccer when I was younger, and I was always in and out of PT for different injuries. This gave me a lot of insight into that career. In undergrad, I started meeting nursing students and they were always so passionate about their career that it was very intriguing to me. I took a course to receive a nursing aide certification and I absolutely loved it. This is when I decided to make a career change.

I have always been passionate about skincare from a young age, so I knew that specializing in dermatology was my goal. I worked bedside as a critical care RN before graduating with my FNP. I wanted to be very experienced before I started working as a Nurse Practitioner. I have been a Nurse Practitioner for the past 5 years and I have specialized in cosmetic dermatology for the last 3 years.

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

Always protect your skin and apply SPF every day. The trick is to find a SPF that you love so you don’t mind putting it on every morning. There are so many great medical-grade SPF products out there right now. I can help you find your perfect match! 

What is your favorite aspect of being in dermatology? 

I enjoy creating customized treatment plans for my patients. It is rewarding to see the improvement of my patient’s skin and the confidence that it gives them. Additionally, I like that we are always advancing and growing as dermatology providers. The cosmetic and medical dermatology fields are rapidly changing with new technology and advancements, which makes it exciting to be continually learning the latest dermatological procedures.  

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

I enjoy helping each patient reach their aesthetic goal. There is no better feeling than giving my patients the mirror at the end of their cosmetic procedure and seeing their faces light up when they see their results.

I believe in taking a comprehensive and personalized approach to aesthetic treatments. I take the time to understand each patient’s concerns and goals, which allows me to customize the treatment plan. I take a very natural approach to reach the best possible outcomes.

Where are some unexpected areas you treat with dermal filler that produce great results? 

An unexpected area to treat with dermal filler is in the hands. Our hands are often the first sign of our age. We can replace the lost volume in our hands with several syringes of dermal filler and it gives a very beautiful and youthful result.

What do you like to do when you are not treating patients? 

I enjoy taking Pilates classes, walking on the bike trail with my dog, and traveling on the weekends. Now that spring and summer are approaching, I spend most of my free time at the lake with family and friends. I enjoy paddle boarding and boating – but really anything on the water!

What to Expect From Dermatological Care Delivered by Sarah and Her Team

Sarah and her team at Optima Dermatology & Medical Aesthetics offer exceptional services and have the advanced training and experience to ensure the highest quality of care. 

She is currently accepting new patients at our Milford, OH location. Request an appointment online or give us a call at 513-327-9244.