Linda Behla, RN and Founder of Hayes Valley Medical and EstheticsLinda Behla, RN
Co-Founder and Director of Esthetic Nursing

Linda Behla has been a healthcare professional and skincare expert with extensive training for over 10 years. She is an expert in creating custom facial rejuvenation using combination therapy to produce natural and conservative results.

Linda’s practice includes medically supervised skincare regimes in addition to facial shaping with neuromodulatiors, (Botox and Dysport), as well as, volumizing and stimulatory fillers, (Juvéderm® VOLUMA XC, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus, Perlane, Resytlane, and Scupltra).

Most recently, Linda completed Dr. Mauricio de Maio’s Voluma Masters Technique Course. She was one of only 30 facial injectors to be trained by Dr. de Maio. She most recently worked at a medical spa and clinic that ranks in the top 1% of facial injectors in the country.

Linda is also certified in Laser Hair Removal, IPL/Photofacial, Nd yag laser treatments, as well as, Fraxel, CO2 and Erbium lasers for skin resurfacing. She is also an expert in Ulthera, the state of the art treatment for skin tightening.

Thena Holmen, RN Esthetic Nurse SpecialistThena Holmen, RN
Esthetic Nurse Specialist

Thena Holmen, RN has specialized in advanced aesthetic treatments and skincare for over twenty-five years.

Her expertise in the anatomy of aging and the youthful face, where light reflects rather than absorbs help her to achieve the natural refreshed look for your age.

Devotion to artistry, excellence and individualism compliment her experience and passion for information to achieve a natural, breathtaking result.

She keeps informed on the latest aesthetic treatments and techniques. She has published nationally and internationally including Tattler of London.

Her impressive professional career include:
• critical care nurse,
• emergency room nurse,
• Dr. Jack Owsley – renowned plastic surgeon,
• Dr. Timothy Marten – internationally renowned plastic surgeon and educator, and
• SkinSpirit Skincare Clinic & Spa.

Thena resides in Corte Madera and enjoys gourmet cooking and entertaining, fashion, and the arts.

Andrew Patrinellis, MDAndrew Patrinellis, MD

Andrew Patrinellis, MD is a board certified physician and graduate of Stanford University and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He has practiced internal medicine since 1997 and in 2002 he expanded his practice to include medical esthetics.


Holly Byerly Esthetician and VMV Hypoallergenics Brand EducatorHolly Byerly
Esthetician and VMV Hypoallergenics Brand Educator

Since 1999, Holly Byerly has been helping people to look their best as a licensed esthetician and manicurist. As a Senior Instructor + Esthetician at VMV Hypoallergenics, Holly leads the development of the brand’s new spa protocols and treatments. She also manages spa services at VMV Hypoallergenics’ flagship boutique in New York City and most recently, within Hayes Valley Medical and Esthetics in San Francisco.

Holly began her career in Seattle, WA where she quickly realized that the skin care industry was her passion and she soon gained a reputation as an ace in the industry. Known for her professional expertise, affable personality and ability to anticipate guests’ needs, Holly became sought after by well know musicians and sports players during their visits to the Pacific Northwest.

In the summer of 2011, after having worked on the business side of the spa industry in hotel spa management, Holly shifted her focus back to working directly with her clientele. VMV Hypoallergenics provided her with a product line that she could fully invest herself in while giving her the opportunity to use her suite of expertise directly with fans and industry professionals.

With her gentle touch and extensive knowledge of her trade, Holly defines professional skin care. Her deft abilities have made Holly a go-to expert among the media, a further testament to her efficacy as well as her passion and pride.



Client testimonials

I’ve been going to Linda Behla for the past few years for injectables, skin care regimens and most recently for a series of IPL treatments. I cannot boast enough about her confidence, expertise and personable approach to making sure I, the patient, was absolutely satisfied. Linda knew exactly which intensity to use on all procedures in order to balance my ease with the desired results! I could tell she really cares about her patients wishes. Together we were determined to give me more youthful and skin!! Thank you, Linda! I have also been blogging about my experience with the IPL (a.k.a., PhotoFacials) because of my phenomenal experiences with Linda. I’m sure anyone she treats will get the best possible treatment as I did. — Robin L.

Linda Behla is the most skilled nurse I’ve ever known. I’ve visited quite a few skincare salons and have had a myriad of experiences. Most end up using an incorrect amount of product for minimal results. Linda studies your face and has a keen eye for aesthetic, subtle rejuvenation. She is professional, warm and listens patiently to your concerns, offering solutions by price point as well as figuring out creative ways to make your dollar stretch. She is by far THE best! — Lisa W.

For more endorsements and recommendations about Linda, please visit our testimonials page.

San Francisco and Larkspur, Marin’s Hayes Valley Medical & Esthetics is a boutique medical clinic and spa located in the historic landmark Rube Goldberg building on the ground level. Owned by Dr. Andrew Patrinellis, a board certified internal medicine physician, the new Hayes Valley clinic is an expansion of Dr. Patrinellis’s successful first clinic specializing in cosmetic dermatology, Medical Esthetics of Napa Valley, launched in 2002. Dr Patrinellis is a graduate of Stanford University and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and has been practicing since 1997.

His partner, Linda Behla, a registered nurse, has been in a healthcare professional for over 20 years and is a skin care expert with extensive training in Esthetic Skin Rejuvenation and over a decade of proven clinical expertise.

The Hayes Valley practice offers an array of high-quality services under medical supervision to address your concerns. Whether a patient wants to soften the lines on the forehead or around the eyes, tighten the neck, replace volume to the skin lifting and reshaping the face to look more youthful, get rid of unwanted hair or sunspots, we are confident we have the right procedure or product for you.

Hayes Valley Medical & Esthetics is committed to providing safe and effective treatments utilizing combination therapies and medical-grade skin care products to achieve optimal, natural-looking results. Come visit and let us provide a free consultation and personalized skin care plan that is right for you. Our locations have ample street parking and we additionally offer free meter coverage.