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Linda Gulla is the founder of the Institute of Advanced Aesthetics and Health Sciences, and creator of the advanced esthetics continuing educational program. Her passion is to bring the latest technology and practicing techniques to licensed estheticians worldwide. Her goal is to raise awareness of the profound impact that an educated, trained, and highly skilled professional can have on the field of esthetics. Raising credibility and industry standards through NCEA COA helps to ensure this recognition.
Linda Gulla is a physician endorsed Master esthetician and is a published author whose material is well known and has been featured by the Aesthetics International Association in Dermascope professional publications. She is a writer whose expertise is included in the Milady Advanced Esthetics 2nd Edition which is currently used as a Master Esthetics program and licensing.
Linda is passionate about raising standards through advanced education and has shared her expertise with estheticians through community colleges and cosmetology schools throughout North Carolina. In 2018, her desire was to raise the standards in esthetics and became an approved provider with the NCEA Commission on Accreditation.
Currently, Linda is an approved provider in continuing education with the District of Columbia as well as in various states and continues to offer her educational platform with industry leaders in education including the Association of Skin Care Professionals, the National Spa Aesthetic Network, and the Aesthetics International Association.
Linda Gulla started her career with CME training in Cosmetic Medicine for Family Physicians as well as numerous advanced training achievements. This advanced training jump started her career path in the medical field where her expertise met the demand of physicians. In 2004, she collaborated with family practice physicians and developed her first medical spa in Michigan. Working alongside of physicians as a medical esthetician gave her years of experience and great insight into the clinical world of cosmetic medicine.
In 2012, Linda published her first book, Dermapathology Diseases and Disorders, which was reviewed and endorsed by Dr. Eric Schweiger, Dermatologist NYC. Since then, her writings have been read and endorsed by numerous industry leaders such as Dr. Abdala Kalil, creator of the VI chemical peel as well as renowned scientists such as Dr. Lorraine Meisner, Dr. Loren Pickart, Dr. Gail Naughton, and Dr. Barbara Green, among others. Her educational content includes global contributions by Allergan Pharmaceuticals and Mertz Aesthetics as well as international laser companies known for the latest technology in cosmetic laser science.
In 2013, Linda had an opportunity to become an adjunct instructor with the National Procedures Institute, a joint venture of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. Through the National Procedures Institute, her material in Cosmetic and Anti-Aging Medicine was ACCME accredited which was shared with family practice physicians and dermatologists. That was a huge moment in her career where she realized the need for a unilateral educational platform in cosmetic medicine, bridging all levels of practitioners.
She has shared her expertise with physician-based academies that include the Aesthetic Mentor of Massachusetts and is an educational partner with the International Academy of Aesthetics, Beverly Hills, California. Through the IAA, Linda continues to offer her educational material to medical and dental practitioners worldwide.
In 2009, Linda was offered her first malpractice case with cosmetic lasers. This opportunity instantaneously advanced her career and gave her great insight into another facet of medical aesthetics. As a Plaintiff expert, Linda has worked with malpractice attorneys in file review and paralegal services and has testified as an expert witness in jury trials. As of 2021, Linda continues to offer her expertise in cosmetic laser litigation and is a member of the Expert Institute, NYC.
After reviewing numerous cases of malpractice, Linda saw the need for further instruction within the cosmetic laser discipline and was determined to create a scholarly based laser and IPL training course for medical practitioners and estheticians. In 2021, finalized her course in laser training and safety and continues to offer a laser training program bridging multi-level practitioners in cosmetic laser science and safety. Linda continues to share her expertise and offers medical level training through physician-based academies such as the International Academy of Aesthetics, Beverly Hills, CA.
In 2021, Linda saw the need to bring credible laser training to professionals and founded the International Academy of Cosmetic Laser Surgery, which offers estheticians and medical professionals training in the latest applications in laser science and safety regulations. Her laser training material is pending approval by the Board of Laser Safety.
She continues to offer professionals the latest research in medical aesthetics through her company, Institute of Advanced Aesthetics and Health Sciences, which offers a medical aesthetic training program to estheticians and paramedical professionals. Her current platform offers online education as well as print material and correspondence learning materials.