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5 Questions With Miami's Skin Savant

Luis R. Rigual | February 1, 2021 | People Style & Beauty Style & Beauty Feature Style & Beauty Migration

Medical esthetician Amy Peterson helps Miami put its best face forward with a new cutting-edge clinic in South Beach.

Amy Peterson’s skincare treatments are some of the most innovative in the city. PHOTO BY PAMELA JONES/COURTESY OF SKINCARE BY AMY PETERSON
Amy Peterson’s skincare treatments are some of the most innovative in the city. PHOTO BY PAMELA JONES/COURTESY OF SKINCARE BY AMY PETERSON

Known as the “skin scientist” for her early adoption of cutting-edge aesthetic practices, Amy Peterson has been at the forefront of dermatology treatments since she first opened her practice in Seattle in 2007. Now she’s sharing all that knowledge with Miami Beach, her home since 2013, with a state-of-the-art medspa that embraces the new, now and next of skincare through a variety of innovative practices and procedures.

The list of treatments at your new medspa is quite impressive. Which is the most innovative? I do things a little differently than most. I customize all of the treatments I give, often stacking multiple treatments in one session, and the results are always impressive. The Fontana 4D is an excellent new ultrasound technology as it treats the face in four dimensions, even working inside the mouth to increase collagen from all sides.

Do you have any exclusive procedures? Yes! R2 has a brand-new, next-generation treatment called Glacial Rx arriving any day now, and I will be the first to have it. It gives you the results of a laser with a luxurious facial experience. It’s a cold, cryo technology, which I think is best for the skin.

The Aquagold treatment sounds quite decadent. What does it involve? It is decadent! Aquagold delivers nutrients, fillers and a microdose of neurotoxins at a very superficial layer using real gold needles. It’s an amazing thing to do for yourself before or after a big event or photo shoot.

Tell us about your own skincare rituals. For special occasions, I always dermaplane my skin the day of and apply lactic acid. It’s an instant refresher and exfoliation. I also switch up my skincare products every six months. Our skin gets used to products, and they sometimes don’t work as well after the half-year mark.

What is the ultimate secret to great skin? The first is to be proactive. You’ll get the best results if you come in before an issue arises. The second secret to real beauty is to be happy. That’s why we always try to add a little joy to our customers’ day. 1560 Lenox Ave., Ste. 201, Miami Beach, 786.502.1818,