Linda Hua Zhou, Medical Director, FAAD

Dr. Zhou is a board-certified dermatologist and surgeon who specializes in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

Education: MD Hubei University of Chinese Medicine
Residency: Boston University School of Medicine/Roger Williams Medical Center
Surgical training: Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Methodist Hospital
Fellowships: Wound Care/ Healing, Roger Williams Medical Center
Hospital Affiliations: Roger Williams Medical Center
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatology Surgery

                                                                     Su Luo, Surgical Director, FAAD, FACMS

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Education: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program

Fellowships: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center/Harvard Dermatology

Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery

Board Certifications: Dermatology, Mohs Surgery

 Dr. Su Luo, FAAD, FACMS is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon. We are happy to announce her joining Coastal Derm this year, coming from her prior position as Director of Dermatologic Surgery and teaching faculty at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA. 

Dr. Luo specializes in procedural dermatology for treatment of skin cancer including excisions, Mohs surgery as well as other procedures such as benign growth removals, rhinophyma repair and nail procedures. She has expertise in the medical management of skin cancer and pre-cancers. Dr. Luo also has experience in injectable aesthetics and is now accepting new patients for toxin and filler treatments at Coastal Derm Medispa.


Alicia Vatter, FNP-C

Alicia Salisbury is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Dermatology, and cosmetic injectables.

Education: Regis College, Weston, MA Professional Licensure and Certification: State of Rhode Island Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Professional Affiliations: Dermatology Nurses Association, The NP Alliance of Rhode Island.

Alicia first received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island. However, while working at Coastal Dermatology, alongside Dr. Zhou, she developed a passion for client care. She then returned to Regis College where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and eventually a Master of Science in Nursing.


Kristin Gaucher, Licensed Aesthetician

Kristin has been a Licensed Medical Aesthetician since 2000 and a valuable member of our talented team of specialists since 2002. Kristin's primary goal with both new and longtime clients is to educate them on proper skincare, guiding them through the selection of treatments that are best suited for their individual needs and desires.

Kristin's extensive experience, combined with ongoing training on newer and ever-advancing technologies, has broadened her skill set and knowledge of skin treatments to the great benefit of her many clients.

She is certified in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, waxing, facials, brow and lash tinting, DermaPen treatments, and a wide range of laser technology therapies. These include the removal of excess hair, tattoos, freckles and birthmarks; acne and surgical scar revisions; the elimination of vascular lesions; and treatments to repair pigmentation and sun damage, and correct uneven skin texture and tone.

When not working, Kristin enjoys Bikram Yoga, cooking, baking and knitting.


Jennifer Amaral, Licensed Aesthetician

Jenny received her aesthetician license in 2003 and became a Certified Aesthetic Medical Specialist and a proud member of the Medical Esthetics Professional Association in 2005. She is licensed in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

At the time jenny joined our team in 2009, Jenny was already an accomplished laser technician. She now has over 15 years of experience perfecting her skills.

Jenny's passion, skill and attention to cosmetic detail cover a wide range of expertise. She specializes in chemical peels and is certified for the various laser technologies we offer to treat a variety of skin conditions, including the remediation of acne and surgical scars, vascular lesions, blood vessel growths, rosacea, pigmentation and sun damage, uneven skin texture/tone, the removal of tattoos, port wine stains, birthmarks, and unwanted hair.

In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, paddle boarding, Pilates and spending time with her family.


Desiree Perez, Licensed Aesthetician

Desiree has worked as aesthetician for over 14 years, and is also a certified medical assistant. She is well experienced in a wide range of clinical and spa services, specializing in custom facial chemical peels, dermaplaning, HydraFacials, laser hair removal, micro-needling, lash and brow tinting, and waxing.

Desiree's wealth of training and skill, combined with her attention to detail, is evident in the results she achieves with all the treatments she administers. She is passionate about skin care and educating her clients. Helping and guiding them down the path of achieving their skin care goals is what she loves most about her job at Coastal Derm MediSpa.

In her personal time, Desiree cherishes her visits to New York City. She has a love for the performing arts, especially ballet.


Amanda Homen, Licensed Aesthetician

Amanda has always had a love and passion for the beauty and wellness industry for as long as she can remember. She obtained her aesthetic license in 2017 and her career took off from there. Amanda Is a self-proclaimed “beauty enthusiast” she loves learning about the new and “must have” treatments and products on the market. She truly has a passion for helping her clients meet their skin goals. When Amanda isn’t working you can find her hanging out with her fur children, exploring trail walks/hikes, and trying all the yummy restaurants Rhode Island has to offer. 

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