Karla was born in Wisconsin but has resided in Arizona for most of her life and calls it home. Karla received her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from South College in Knoxville, TN. She is certified with the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants and is state licensed in Arizona.
Karla practices facial aesthetics with a unique perspective – she assists Dr. Bryan Gawley, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of MDSkin®, in the operating room. With her medical experience, she is skilled at assessing the face and customizing both injectables and recommending skin care products for natural results. Karla takes the approach of “why” when treating her patients. “Explaining the why behind a recommendation gives patients a better understanding of what to expect from a treatment and ultimately makes for a happy patient,” says Karla.
In her time away from MDSkin Lounge, you’ll find her outdoors hiking and snowboarding or spending time with family and her dog.