Holly Gruwell was a Nurse Practitioner at AVA MD in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills with the world-renowned Dr. Ava Shamban MD


Skin by Lovely is pleased to welcome the recently married Holly Gruwell Buchko FNP to our clinical team as an Injection Specialist.

An experienced facial aesthetic provider, Holly has a passion for aesthetic dermatology and was fortunate enough to learn from the world-famous Dr. Ava Shamban from AvaMD in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. She joins the Skin by Lovely clinical team bringing with her a rich experience in providing natural looking aesthetic appearances.

Holly was born and raised in Texas; attending nursing school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She talks about how working in the neo-natal ICU in Austin helped her aesthetic skills as “carefully placing a life-saving injection in a 1 pound premature baby honed my skill set to hit or avoid important anatomical landmarks. Having this experience and skill set allows me to give the safest possible toxin or dermal filler treatment to my patients.”

Following this time in Austin, Holly spent three years working as a travel nurse, which brought her to the Los Angeles area, where she earned her Nurse Practitioner degree at Cal State-Long Beach.

Holly lives in the South Bay, where she enjoys time on the beach with family and friends.

Welcome, Holly!