Board-certified Dermatologist + Skin, Hair, And Nails Expert

+ Skin, Hair,
& Nails Expert

Hi. Beautiful

I am Dr. Nikoleta!

A Board-Certified Dermatologist, podcast host, best-selling author, nationally recognized skin, hair, and nails expert, passionate momma in medicine, and wife to my best friend (who also happens to be a dermatologist)!

I light up helping women step into their most confident, healthy, and supported versions of themselves.



Over the last decade, I’ve devoted my life to helping incredible women struggling with their skin remove the question marks, create a plan of action toward more radiant and healthy skin, and fall in love with the skin they’re in!

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m obsessed with all things dermatology, but for me, dermatology is so much more than science. I’m honored to support and empower so many amazing women throughout their skincare journey.

As a child of two immigrant parents from former Yugoslavia, I watched my family work hard to create opportunity through their unrelenting work ethic or as I like to call it, “The Immigrant Hustle.” I was hungry to take advantage of the opportunity they worked so hard to provide and forge my own path. I found that path when I fell in love with medicine.

I knew to be the healthy doctor I was so passionate about becoming, I had to do the internal work too.

Like most things worth doing, the journey to become a physician wasn’t always easy.

With such a grueling course load, studying, studying, and re‑studying for the MCAT, and putting everything I had into my future career on paper, it looked like I was doing all the “right things,” but internally I was losing sight of myself and why I wanted to become a doctor in the first place. I knew to be the healthy doctor I was so passionate about becoming, I had to do the internal work too.

So I jumped headfirst into personal development, health, and wellness so I could not only become a successful doctor, but also a well rounded person. The breakthrough was unbelievable! I felt like a fire was lit under me, and I was finally ready to pursue my path towards dermatology, while honoring my authentic self.

To make an impact, I knew I needed to practice what I preach and unlock my own confidence in my skin and myself.

Once I decided to take a step back and truly focus on the mind, body, and skin connection in myself, I saw all the pieces fall into place.

Within the last decade I committed myself to my dream of becoming a dermatologist. I graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, completed an internal medicine internship and 3-year dermatology residency, actively engaged in dermatology research, was published in many peer-reviewed articles, started working with real patients and clients, and officially passed my American Board of Dermatology Board-Certification exam.

Today, I am the Creator and Founder of the Healthy Skin Blueprint, a Board-Certified Dermatologist, skincare thought-leader, podcast host, best-selling author, and nationally recognized skin, hair, and nails expert.

There’s nothing more purposeful than helping women integrate their inner and outer beauty to feel like the most confident, empowered, and brilliant version of themselves.

I’ve helped thousands of women break free from their past skin struggles, learn how to care for their skin with confidence, and truly start loving the skin they’re in.




  • Dr. Nikoleta Brankov, MD, FAAD CEO, Founder, & Creator of The Healthy Skin Blueprint
  • CEO, Founder, & Creator of The Healthy Skin Blueprint
  • 5-Star Rated Podcast Host
  • Best-selling Author
  • Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Board-Certified Dermatopathologist
  • Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Momma, Wife, Sister, Friend, & Your #1 Skin Supporter


Here are a few of the names I answer to…


“Dr. Nikoleta has absolutely changed how I think about caring for my skin. Her strategies to help you solve your trouble spots are so clear and effective, and rooted in years of experience as an MD. Not only does she make it really easy to find the products that work best for your skin, but she’ll show you how to create a routine that doesn’t feel like a chore (and really works!)”

Dr Nikoleta is a phenomenal individual and physician . Through my pursuit toward a career in dermatology she has served as both mentor and friend encouraging me every step of the way. She is the epitome of selfless and strives to make the world around her a better place. I’m so glad she decided to share her story with the world so that others who find themselves in similar situations will be inspired.

“I recently asked Dr. Nikoleta for some skin care tips and her response was incredibly helpful! She took such care in sharing her knowledge and recommendations – which were insightful and very detailed. She is caring and professional and I would trust her completely to give me the best skin care advice!” 

Dr. Nikoleta is a great role model for ambitious women! She is relatable, encouraging, and uses her platform to share her inspiring message to keep you motivated to reach your goals! She offers practical advice anyone can use to be their best self. Highly recommend this podcast !

“I’ve been struggling with severely dry skin on my cheeks and chin for over a year. I tried tons of products, but it just kept getting worse! Dr. Nikoleta’s teachings have been a game changer. Her podcast helped me understand the science behind my dry skin so that I could make comprehensive changes to how I approach my skin care. After a couple of months of heeding her advice and product recommendations, I’m seeing consistent improvement in my skin issues for the first time!”

So excited that the Doc has chosen to share her in-depth knowledge with us through This Podcast. She is dedicated to educating us and excited to learn from this amazingly brilliant person!!

“Dr. Nikoleta is not only a thought leader in the world of skincare routine, skin health and beauty foods,  but is incredibly skilled at communicating clearly to help her clients and students look their best and finally love the skin they’re in!

As someone who has to show up on camera and feel confident daily, I’m grateful for her simple skin blueprint to remove the guesswork!

Who else can say their dermatologist has a top ranked podcast and is regularly featured in publications like Forbes!?!”

Dr. Nikoleta is an inspiration and one of a kind for healthcare millennials. I know she will inspire you to take action and live a confident life in your health, relationship, and passion pursuits. I’m so proud of her and loved hearing her back story about never giving up on her dreams. Listen in and be inspired.”

“Inspiring and Simple!
I absolutely love how Dr. Nikoleta explains the importance of taking care of your skin and health and then breaking it down into simple ways to apply it to your everyday routine and life. I love how she makes it relatable and practical. So excited to learn and listen more! She is truly an inspiring medical professional, and I look forward to following her journey and teachings.”

“Loved listening to her background and about her ambition to become a Doctor ! I can’t wait to hear more about healthy skin, healthy life style tips, and having an entrepreneurial mindset!

“Dr. Nikoleta has helped me so much with creating a simple effective skin care routine tailored just for me! I had tried everything in the past and she was able to make clear recommendations that worked!! Her expertise and dedication to helping women feel beautiful in their skin again is so needed!! Thank you for helping me heal my skin!”

As an aspiring dermatology medical professional, this podcast has been a blessing. Dr. Nikoleta explains so many different topics and gives encouraging advice along the way. I have learned so much about the dermatology profession and reminded again of why I love this field so much! Thanks Dr. Nikoleta!

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