YEARLY SKIN EXAMS
An annual skin exam is an opportunity to examine your skin, identify concerns, look at
moles to evaluate changes, and check out any rashes. You can also speak with your
Provider if you want to consider any medical or cosmetic treatments to help
with skin issues.
Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin
ACNE SKIN CARE
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.
Botox and dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments given through injections. Botox can help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Dermal fillers contain ingredients that add fullness to areas that have thinned due to aging
Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that can be applied to the face, hands, and neck. They’re used to improve the appearance or feel of the skin. During this procedure, chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated, which causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. Once this happens, the new skin underneath is often smoother, appears less wrinkled, and may have less damage.
Amy McKinlay PA-C, MPAS graduated in 2004 from the Idaho State University with a
Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. Since graduating she has worked in various
medical settings, but has always had a passion for skin. She has extensive training and
experience in the field of minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology procedures. She also
loves to educate and is currently a trainer for several aesthetic companies. While she
isn’t attending to patients in her medical clinic and flying around the country teaching,
Amy and her husband, Matt, enjoy traveling together, fly fishing, and spending family
time with their five kids.