Our Founder + Skincare Expert

Megan Ahmed MSN, NP-C


Megan Ahmed is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified through the Academy of Nurse Practitioners and licensed in the state of Arizona. As an Ohio native she received her undergraduate degrees in Exercise Science from Baldwin-Wallace College and in Nursing from Ursuline College, graduating with honors.

She began her career as an RN at Cleveland Clinic’s medical intensive care unit (MICU) in Cleveland, Ohio. There she obtained her critical-care registered nurse certification (CCRN) and desire to further her education. She relocated to sunny Phoenix, Arizona and expanded her love for acute care working in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU). Several years later she obtained her graduate degree through the University of Cincinnati, earning her Master of Science in Nursing.

Megan has a passion for general dermatology, specifically, educating her patients on sun safety and the prevention of skin cancer.


Get to Know Megan

Founder, nurse practitioner, and mother of two Megan Ahmed brings more than 6 years experience in medical + cosmetic dermatology. Megan founded Desert Sage in 2020, aiming to create an inclusive clinic environment where healthy skin could be achieved at any age. Having worked in general dermatology for many years Megan wanted a change – but not from skincare. She sought a change from the short appointment times, and the assembly line feel that ultimately resulted in patient frustration and dissatisfaction. As a board certified nurse practitioner Megan focuses on promoting skin health by creating personalized plans to help patients feel and know their self worth and improve their self esteem. 

Desert Sage was created based on the foundation of new beginnings – and that healthy skin practices can be achieved regardless of one’s past. As a board-certified Nurse Practitioner, I enjoy helping patients look and feel their best! I work with my patients to create a personalized plan that may incorporate both medical and aesthetic techniques to improve the health of their skin, and overall confidence.

"My ultimate goal is to have my patients look forward to seeing their fresh-from-the-shower- skin."

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Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment

HOLY GRAIL moisturizer. Great for mature skin and even acne prone skin. Lightweight yet hydrating. Helps to repair the skin barrier while providing natural moisturizing factors and Hyaluronic acid


Alto Advanced Defense and Repair Serum

Most comprehensive antioxidant protection. Fights intrinsic and extrinsic signs of aging. Contains Vitamins C&E + 17 additional antioxidants. Think of this as wearing an external and internal shield – your armor!


AlphaRet Overnight Cream

EVERYONE should be using a retinoid in my book unless you’re pregnant or nursing. It took years and countless Rx’s to find a retinoid I was able to tolerate and use consistently. This overnight cream combines lactic acid + a retinoid which in turn boosts hydration on the skin when its’ applied. As an added bonus it contains 18% Glycolic acid which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve overall texture and tone.