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aestrainstitute.com

522 Pinellas Bayway S, Unit 211, Tierra Verde, FL 33715

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ABOUT

Our mission is to provide intimate, hands-on, training seminars that improve your confidence in medical aesthetics. We strive to achieve excellence in skills and knowledge in both didactic and clinical application. We perform at a 2:1 ratio with key leaders who are experts in the aesthetic industry.

 

We intentionally keep our class size small; allowing each student to maximize their hands-on training. Our seminars offer students the opportunity to develop precision aesthetic skills while training under and working with expert leaders in the industry.

 

Our trainers are not just experienced, they are experts in the field of aesthetics, with national and international acclaim.

 

Denise Merdich, NP / CEO Aestra Institute, LLC

 

Twenty-four years ago, as a single mother raising 3 children, Denise embarked on an educational journey in nursing that would ultimately change her life. In 1994, she earned her BSN; she worked in the operating room, cardio-thoracic medicine and plastic surgery. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Southern Florida with a Masters in Nursing and today is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner of Aesthetics. After years of practice, her skills and passion propelled her into aesthetics, where she has become a virtuoso of aesthetic medicine.

 

In 2009, as a national trainer for aesthetic giants Merz and Allergan, Denise played an integral role in bringing Belotero and Xeomin, two of Merz’ powerhouse aesthetic products to the aesthetic market. Over the past 15 years, Denise has trained thousands of multi-specialty practitioners in advanced techniques in all FDA approved neurotoxins, dermal fillers, PRP and PDO Threads. Denise was sought out by New Life Regenerative Medicine due to her extensive aesthetic teaching experience to become their lead nationwide trainer to expand the exciting state-of-the-industry ‘allograft umbilical market.’ Her passion for teaching and her technical skills has earned her international recognition. She has trained extensively in the Dominican Republic as well as China. She is a leader in new injection techniques and frequently called on as an expert guest speaker for special events with a focus on cosmetic rejuvenation.

 

In an effort to maintain the highest level of aesthetic knowledge and best practices, Denise pursues continuing education and stays informed of the latest aesthetic medical developments. She knows the key to building relationships with her patients is through clear communication. She serves a large, loyal patient base in Tampa, FL and in the surrounding areas. She is dedicated to client education and the highest level of customer service, by providing the most advanced and effective non-invasive, anti-aging aesthetic treatments available which enables her to treat 10,000+ satisfied customers every year. Along with Denise’s lifetime commitment to health and wellness, her expertise and professionalism paired with her artistic aesthetic vision and approach has earned her a solid reputation within the industry. She has created a successful million dollar practice that offers a warm, inviting environment with a focus on enhancing her clients’ natural beauty with non-surgical injectable techniques within 2 plastic Practices at Skin NV (https://www.skinnv.com) and Robert Rehnke Plastic Surgery (http://rehnkemd.com) in Tampa bay.

 

In 2016, Denise founded AESTRA Institute LLC (https://www.aestrainstitute.com); a teaching institute dedicated to providing best-in-class educational CE accredited courses to medical professionals looking to expand their aesthetic skills and practices. With nearly two decades of experience in the field of Aesthetic Nursing and her dedication to preventing and correcting the signs of aging without surgery, Denise is poised to pass on her expertise to countless practitioners by bringing her unique combination of experience, knowledge and skills sets to her students.
Denise has been published in the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgery Journal, as well as the Journal of Surgical Dermatology. She has been recognized by local media, including ABC news and local TBT Magazine. In 2018 Aesthetic Show – Las Vegas, Denise won finalist award in the “Best Non-Surgical Rejuvenation” category. This prestigious award was presented by Dr. Andrew Ordon of the ‘Doctors Show.’ She is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; the Tampa Bay Advanced Nurse Practice Council; and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

 

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SERVICES

Courses offered for Beginners to Advanced injectables. Courses include Advanced Dermal Fillers, Umbilical stem cell for face and hair restoration, Body lift w/ sculptra, Kybella head to toe, Sexual Dysfunction male and female, thread lifting for PDO, PCL, PLA threads.

 

Denise Merdich, NP / CEO Aestra Institute, LLC

 

Position: Medical Aesthetic Specialist

 

• Full time injector for all medical aesthetics wrinkle fillers, PRP, toxins, PRP, & laser.
• Generate revenue an average of ~15 K per day.

 

CEO Aestra Institute, LLC

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EDUCATION

The Aestra Institute offers private training within your practice. Our qualified instructors will travel to your place of business at a time and date that is convenient for you and your staff. You will receive comprehensive hands on instruction with our CME/CE accredited courses.

 

We recognize that the times you have available for training are often outside of normal business hours. We’re happy to work with you and offer our training at the times that best fit your schedule. Even Sundays! Just let us know!

 

Aestra Institute’s classes are conducted in beautiful southern Florida in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area!

 

Denise Merdich, NP / CEO Aestra Institute, LLC

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

 

• University of South Florida, College of Nursing, Tampa, Fl
M.S.N./ A.R.N.P.- Nurse Practitioner - 2002
• University of Florida, College of Nursing , Gainesville , FL 2000
M.S.N./ ARNP studies then transferred to USF
• Malone College, College of Nursing, Canton, OH. B.S.N. - 1998
• Walsh University, College of Nursing, Canton, OH. A.D.N. - 1994

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MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Denise Merdich, NP / CEO Aestra Institute, LLC

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/ ACCREDIATIONS

2002-2013 Active member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
1994-2013 Active member of Florida Nurses Association
1994-2013 Active member of Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Nurses Council
1997-2012 Certified BLS, ACLS, and PALS
2000-2007 Active member of Association of Operating Room Nurses
1997-1998 President of Nurse Practice Council Committee: Columbia Medical Center

HONOR SOCIETY

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – Active.

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AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Denise has been published in the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgery Journal, as well as the Journal of Surgical Dermatology. She has been recognized by local media, including ABC news and local TBT Magazine. In 2018 Aesthetic Show – Las Vegas, Denise won finalist award in the “Best Non-Surgical Rejuvenation” category. This prestigious award was presented by Dr. Andrew Ordon of the ‘Doctors Show.’

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PRODUCTS

Medical Aesthetics Injectables and Laser Services

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