Millennial Doc Podcast by Dr. Nikoleta
The Millennial Doc™ Podcast is your place to hear the whole truth on skincare, skin trends, and myths so you can get the tools you need to take back your confidence. Join dermatologist, hair, skin & nails specialist, and plant-based beauty foods expert Dr. Nikoleta Brankov, MD as she answers common skincare questions, ranging from the science behind products, over the counter products, AM/PM routines, cosmetics Q+A, what it takes to become a dermatologist, and more. Each episode Dr. Nikoleta will debunk skincare myths, leave you feeling empowered and knowledgeable, and create the mindset shift necessary to love your skin & take good care of it. Learn what works for your skin health TODAY so you can save time and money.
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7 Steps to Consider for Your Spring Skincare Routine
by DrNikoleta | March 30, 2021 | Podcast
In this episode, we’re going to talk about the seven tips to consider when formulating your spring skincare routine! It’s never too early to start prepping your routine for the warmer months, so I hope this episode gives you the encouragement and knowledge you need to commit to a mindful skincare regimen.
ARE YOU USING THE RIGHT MOISTURIZER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE?
by DrNikoleta | March 23, 2021 | Podcast
In this episode, we’ll discuss the different types of “vehicles” that deliver moisturizing ingredients to your skin and the ingredients you need to look for in a moisturizer depending on your specific skin type.
Skincare Basics: Moisturizers – The 3 Components of a Good Moisturizer
by DrNikoleta | March 16, 2021 | Podcast
In this episode, you’re going to learn a lot about moisturizers today, including how they work, why you should use them, which ones you should include in your skincare regimen, and how your skin type factors into all of this! Moisturizers are one of the foundations of great skincare, and I’m so excited to devote an entire episode to them!
my top ten reminders for healthy skin
by DrNikoleta | March 11, 2021 | Podcast
In today’s episode, we’ll be diving into my top ten go-to reminders to help you stay consistent with your skincare routine and see results! These reminders will not only keep your skin healthy, but they’ll also reverse aging and sun damage!
Collagen – The Holy Grail of Healthy Skin
by DrNikoleta | March 4, 2021 | Podcast
In this episode, you’ll learn useful information about one of the top pillars of skincare success. Without collagen production, our skin is much less healthy and prone to damage. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are — wherever you are in your life, you need collagen to have the glowing skin you deserve!
Answering Your Questions About Retinoids
by DrNikoleta | February 26, 2021 | Podcast
In this episode, I’ll be talking about something that will help you tremendously in your skincare success journey! In this Friday episode, I answer all your pressing questions about retinoids and how you can use them appropriately for skincare success!
The Beginner’s Guide to Retinoids
by DrNikoleta | February 25, 2021 | Podcast
In today’s episode, I’ll give you the foundational information about retinoids, the main functions of retinoids, and how you can incorporate them into your evening skincare routine. While it may take several weeks to see the effects, retinoids truly work wonders on your skin in every stage of life.
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DRY SKIN AND DEHYDRATED SKIN
by DrNikoleta | February 23, 2021 | Podcast
In today’s episode, I’ll be discussing a very common misconception in skincare — the difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin. They are very different, and understanding the difference will empower you to better take care of your skin.
The 3 Pillars of Hyperpigmentation
by DrNikoleta | February 11, 2021 | Podcast
In today’s episode, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to prevent and correct hyperpigmentation, so today, I’m sharing the three pillars of skin protection and remedies you need to stop getting those discolored, dark patches on your face.
IS IT TIME TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR TONER?
by DrNikoleta | February 2, 2021 | Podcast
In today’s episode, we’re discussing several topics, including the pH of your skin, why it may be time to break up with your toner, the different types of toners, and what products you should use in your skincare regimen.
Top 5 Acne Mistakes
by DrNikoleta | January 26, 2021 | Podcast
In this episode, I’m giving you an update on my life as well as the top five acne mistakes to avoid like the plague. We’ve focused a lot on dry skin lately, so I wanted to share some tips about oily skin as well!
How Fragrances Affect Your Skin
by DrNikoleta | January 14, 2021 | Podcast
In this episode, Dr. Eddy and I are discussing the difference between fragrance-free and unscented, what to look for in avoiding fragrances, and how to take care of dry skin by avoiding irritants.
Top Tips for Dry Winter Skin
by DrNikoleta | January 12, 2021 | Podcast
In this episode, I am going to share some helpful winter skin tips. To help keep it simple, I organized them into three categories: Bathing/Cleansing Tips, Moisturization Tips, and Lifestyle/Organization Tips. I will explain how you can keep your skin looking radiant and beautiful all year round in each of these sections.
HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TYPE
by DrNikoleta | January 7, 2021 | Podcast
In this episode, I’m going to teach you about the five different skin types. Better yet, there are two simple processes you can do at home to figure out which skin type you have! I’m going to share those processes with you today and break down the best skincare routines for each skin type.
The Skin Success Framework
by DrNikoleta | January 5, 2021 | Podcast
In this episode, I share with you five steps, you can create the glowing skin of your dreams. Let’s dive a little deeper into each of these steps and talk about why they’re so important for healthy skin. There is a lot of cool science behind the way our skin works and the products we can use to take care of our skin! But for now, I want to start with a basic skin success framework.
Calibrate Your Mindset for a Great New Year
by DrNikoleta | December 31, 2020 | Podcast
In this episode, I’m sharing the mindset practice that helps me let go of the past year and create space for the new year. It’s a series of four challenges to help you reflect on the previous year and clarify what’s really important to you moving forward. I’ll even introduce you to something I call “micro-goals” that can help you accomplish big things without feeling overwhelmed!
What It Takes to Become a Board-Certified Dermatologist
by DrNikoleta | December 29, 2020 | Podcast
In today’s episode, I will walk you through the three phases required to become a board-certified dermatologist. And if you’re not interested in becoming a board-certified dermatologist, I hope this post gives you a new appreciation for how much dermatologists study and learn about the skin to get to where they are today!
What Does a Dermatologic Surgeon Do?
by DrNikoleta | December 17, 2020 | Podcast
In this episode, Dr. Eddy and I are going to be sharing clear and concise explanations of a number of dermatological treatments and procedures. At the end of the episode, you’ll have a basic understanding of everything from chemical peels to dermabrasion to Botox.
Three Skincare Trends You Can Leave Behind in 2021
by DrNikoleta | December 15, 2020 | Podcast
Today, I am going to be sharing the three 2020 skincare trends that you don’t need to bring into 2021. I am going to share the truth behind a few common products and hopefully help you save some money in the process!
The Virtues of Never Giving Up – With Dr. Edward Prodanovic
by DrNikoleta | December 10, 2020 | Podcast
I’m excited because I’m going to be having my husband join me on the show from time to time — and today is his first appearance! Today, he’ll be sharing a lot about his journey to become triple board-certified and sharing some of the lessons he learned along the way.
LIFE UPDATE & NEW SEASON FOCUS
by DrNikoleta | December 8, 2020 | Podcast
It’s been a whirlwind year since our last season. In this episode, I’ll give you an update on the personal and professional journey my life has taken in 2020, as well as provide you with a sneak peek into what you can expect from our exciting new season!
by DrNikoleta | June 22, 2020 | Podcast
Andrea Sager is my brand protection attorney, a fellow mom, and an all-around incredible human being. She has a virtual law firm specializing in copyrights and trademarks for small businesses, and she is passionate about helping people protect their intellectual property. Andrea was kind enough to join us and share how she helps people protect their businesses.
by DrNikoleta | May 18, 2020 | Podcast
Dr. Jessica Louie is a pharmacist and burnout coach, and in this interview, she talks about her journey from burnout in graduate training to helping others get out of chaos and live with less clutter and more energy.
MD MINUTE – STRATEGIES FOR WORKING FROM HOME WITH COVID-19
by DrNikoleta |March 30, 2020 | Podcast
I want you to know that this situation we’re in right now — this pandemic — is temporary. It will not last forever. In this episode, I’m sharing my top six tips and strategies you can do to make working from home easier.
Using Stumbling Blocks for Stepping Stones – with Dr. Logan Kolb, DO
by DrNikoleta | October 9, 2019 | Podcast
For this episode, my guest is a fellow dermatologist who’s also been through his fair share of stumbling blocks but has used them as stepping stones. In our interview, Dr. Logan gave so much wisdom for those who are pursuing medical school and are interested in learning more about dermatology.
Keep Your Eyes on the PRISE – with Dr. Paul J. Arciero, PhD, FACSM, FTOS
by DrNikoleta | September 9, 2019 | Podcast
Today, I have Dr. Paul J. Arciero on the Millennial Doc podcast to share with us his fantastic research on the power of protein pacing and a relaxed but varied exercise routine. This episode is FULL of fantastic knowledge and insight into health, nutrition, and fitness backed by years of thorough research.
Optimize Physiology for Highest Level of Performance – with Dr. Alice Nguyen, NMD
by DrNikoleta | August 11, 2019 | Podcast
My guest today is Dr. Alice Nguyen, NMD, and she’s the perfect person to walk us through what it means to optimize our physiology to achieve our highest level of performance! In addition to being a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Alice is also the head of the Performance Medical Department at STARK — a fitness and health facility based in Southern California.
Beyond Medicine with Dr. Rami Wehbi, DO
by DrNikoleta | July 1, 2019 | Podcast
In today’s episode, I have Dr. Rami Wehbia to share with us all things beyond medicine. He dives in deep and shares how he handled trials and tribulations in medical school and residency and how to use a difficult time as an opportunity to grow. If you are in medicine and are intrigued with entrepreneurship, then this is the episode for you!
MD Minute – How High Achievers Plan Their Day
by DrNikoleta | June 19, 2019 | Podcast
If you want to improve your productivity and structure your day to be as efficient as possible, get your pen and paper out and join me on this MD Minute as I share the top six things that high achievers use to maximize their efficiency and improve their lives. I know if you incorporate them into your life, you will see the same results!
Physician Assistant Turned Entrepreneur with Lara Francisco PA-C
by DrNikoleta | June 10, 2019 | Podcast
In today’s interview, Lara shares how she made her dream of founding Medelita a reality. Lara started her company from nothing but a dream, and she was kind enough to share her story of inspiration and passion with us today!
Choosing Happiness in Medicine with Dr. Erin Carlquist, MD
by DrNikoleta | June 3, 2019 | Podcast
For this episode, I chatted with Dr. Erin Carlquist, MD — dermatopathologist, mama of two toddlers, and inspirational founder of The Doctor’s Doc. She shared some incredible insight into how you can have a successful career and equally show up for your life outside the hospital.
MD Minute – The Secrets of a Mastermind
by DrNikoleta | May 29, 2019 | Podcast
In today’s MD minute, I’m sharing the top few reasons why I think Masterminds are an incredibly valuable tool for anyone hoping to level-up their life. I’ll also go into detail about the accountability they offer and how incredibly valuable that’s been for me and my success as an entrepreneur.
TURNING PAIN INTO PURPOSE WITH JESSICA BACHUS
by DrNikoleta | May 27, 2019 | Podcast
In today’s episode, Jessica’s Bachus story and purpose are incredibly inspiring. She is a great example of how you can take a negative circumstance and turn it into a positive one, and I hope this episode encourages you to take action and help those in your community.
MD MINUTE – WHY DERMATOLOGY (PART 2)
by DrNikoleta | May 22, 2019 | Podcast
In this episode, I’m changing things up a little! I’m sharing the top five things I love about dermatology as a specialization. I hope that by sharing my favorite things about my specialization, I can inspire you to think about what you love about yours!
OVERCOMING FEARS AND MASTERING SELF-CONFIDENCE WITH SAUSHA DAVIS
by DrNikoleta | May 20, 2019 | Podcast
Sausha Davis has so much to teach us about overcoming failures and self-doubt in today’s episode! We talked about everything from confidence to falling in love with failure to creating vision boards for the future. I know you’re going to love Sausha as much as I do!
MD Minute – Why I Choose Dermatology (Part 1)
by DrNikoleta | May 19, 2019 | Podcast
Today, I’m going to share a little bit more about my story and why I chose to specialize in dermatology. I want to be completely transparent with you about my values, mission, and why I’m in the profession that I’m in. I hope that my story inspires you to keep going at your dreams.
LOVE YOUR BODY AND STOP NEGLECTING IT WITH JULIE SMITH, DPT
by DrNikoleta | May 15, 2019 | Podcast
Today, as a full-time physical therapist, fitness coach, and mamma, Julie knows the importance of taking care of herself first thing in the morning. Dr. Julie Smith has some incredible wisdom to share about the power of self-care, and I’m excited to get into it!
by DrNikoleta | May 13, 2019 | Podcast
I learned three things from my own experience that can help anyone increase their persistence, and I would love to share those with you all today as well! These tips are simple and easy to implement in your daily life, so keep reading until the end to learn my advice for pushing through adversity.
by DrNikoleta | May 13, 2019 | Podcast
Today, I welcome the beautiful mother and ambitious Cayla Craft to my podcast. As she understands the power of a strong abundance mindset. She has the practical tips and strategies you need to build a successful business, but she also has practical advice for simple things like skincare that are essential for working mammas!
by DrNikoleta | May 13, 2019 | Podcast
In this post, I’m sharing my story with you all — specifically how adversity and struggle have paved the way to my dream career and equipped me with the tools to design a happy life.