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Denise Merdich Master Touch -- Bryan Edw

Who We Are

The Aestra Institute is dedicated to providing best-in-class, educational CE accredited courses to medical professionals looking to expand their skills and practices. Our mission statement is to provide intimate training seminars to gain confidence with medical aesthetics. We strive to achieve excellence in both skills and knowledge base within both didactic and clinical application. We perform at a 2:1 ratio with expert key leaders in the industry. Hands on educational seminars that offer comprehensive skill building in a small class size with exceptional key leaders with over 10 years as aesthetic international instructors.

The primary training site is located in the Tampa Bay area, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Classes are conducted at a well established plastic surgery office. It is nestled 2 miles from St. Petersburg Beach, shopping, and restaurants. The clinical hands-on portion is done in our state of the art med spa which offers a one of a kind coastal feel. We also provide private training at your facility upon request.

Our Tampa Bay facility is located 15 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Here you’ll be able to focus on your training in facilities that are state-of-the-art in an environment that is second to none for professional learning. And all in a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment. It offers 10 injection rooms and an elegant, well-equiped lecture hall. Video cameras in each room allow students to learn necessary concepts easily and comfortably.

Our Team


Denise Merdich, MSN, ARNP
 President & Founder
About Denise


Jess Janzer
 Clinical Director


Marla Schenck


Kit Lawson


Jeff Merdich


Corrine Singletary


Charissa Eakin


Vanessa Cruz

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