Rex A. Yannis, M.D.
Medical Director, Ophthalmic Plastic & Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Yannis has over 25 years’ experience in Ophthalmic Plastic & Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in orbital, lacrimal and eyelid surgery, eyebrow and forehead surgery as well as other facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Yannis also has extensive experience with lasers and light based technology, dermal fillers, medical and Cosmetic BOTOX® injections, and Autologous Fat Transfer. Dr. Yannis will be seeing patients in our Chattanooga and Athens office.
Dr. Yannis completed his B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1983 where he was on the Dean’s Honor Role. He went on to complete his Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas at Galveston in 1988 where he was Chief Resident for the Department of Ophthalmology. In 1989, Dr. Yannis completed his training with a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas in Houston.
Dr. Yannis is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Yannis served as Associate Clinical Professor for over ten years teaching Oculoplastic and Facial Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Irvine while in private practice. Dr. Yannis has been in private practice in California since 1990 prior to joining us.
Cindy A. Wilson, NP
Center Director, Nurse Practitioner Specialized in Medical Aesthetics
Cindy is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Medical Aesthetics and was chosen as Chattanooga’s only ACE certified speaker and trainer for Allergan, the maker of BOTOX® and Juvéderm®. Cindy has extensive education and experience in facial anatomy and rejuvenation, having trained in the use of BOTOX®, Filler, chemical peels and more in Beverly Hills California with the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery to Miami, Florida with the Aesthetic Extender Symposium, among others.
An experienced nurse practitioner in minimally invasive facial enhancements, Cindy implements an artistic eye and advanced injection techniques to achieve beautiful, natural looking results with no downtime. Additionally, Cindy is trained in Laser treatments, medical grade skincare and analysis. The “Wow! Lift” was trademarked by Cindy through CFR as an in-office, non-surgical lift with the use of fillers and neurotoxins.
Passionate about improving the lives of others, Cindy frequently volunteers her time in the community, speaking/teaching about the power of self-esteem and leaving a legacy. In 2015, Cindy created and executed the My Fair Lady project at Center for Facial Rejuvenation, which is designed for women overcoming domestic abuse, homelessness and other adversities. “I love empowering others whether through practical steps to improve their life or cosmetic enhancements. I am in the business of building self-esteem and I love what I do!”
Kathy York, NP
Nurse Practitioner Specialized in Medical Aesthetics
Kathy York is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner at Center for Facial Rejuvenation specializing in Medical Aesthetics, including cosmetic BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and medical grade skincare. She brings over 6 years’ experience in Medical Aesthetics, and over 20 years’ experience in Critical Care Nursing with advanced BOTOX® and dermal filler training with the Esthetic Skin Institute.
Kathy received her Masters’ degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in 2013, receiving recognition from her professors with the Florence Oliver Anderson Award for “Outstanding Achievement”.
“For so long, society has perpetuated the idea that youth is the only answer, and that a woman’s worth is directly tied to her age. But advances in nutrition, healthcare and medicine mean people live longer, healthier lives. While we can’t stop the aging process, I love to have conversations with women about aging gracefully and with dignity. Research has shown a direct correlation between body image and psychological well-being, and it is my belief that women can be more confident and look more beautiful as we age!”
Melody Richt, L.M.A.
Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Specialist
Melody Richt joined the Center for Facial Rejuvenation in January 2009. Melody is a nationally licensed and board certified Micropigmentation Artist as well as a licensed Aesthetician. Melody received extensive formal training from The Southern Institute of Permanent Cosmetics. She holds a fellowship with the American Academy of Micropigmentation and is a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals (SPCP). She brings with her over 30 years of artistry experience.
In the Center for Facial Rejuvenation, Melody will offer permanent cosmetics, para-medical restoration, skin discoloration camouflage, make-up and skin care consultation, chemical facial treatments, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal treatments, and fractional resurfacing with Fraxel re:store Laser System and Thermage.
Having worked at both Southeast Eye Specialists (SEES-parent company) and Center for Facial Rejuvenation (CFR) since 2009, Becky Gerholdt is an expert in the fields of medical and cosmetic procedures. As an Aesthetic Concierge, Becky assists Dr. Yannis’ clients through the process of ophthalmic and cosmetic plastic surgery. In addition, Becky is well versed in skincare and product knowledge and is frequently sought out for Janie Iredale makeup application and selection. Her attention to detail and caring spirit make her an asset to her team and to her clients.
Client Service Specialist and Team Mentor
Lisa has been with CFR since opening its doors in 2009. Having earned a degree in Communications/Business from Wright State University in Dayton OH and working in customer service for years, Lisa understands the client and their needs and is passionate about exceeding their expectations. Lisa’s positive attitude and genuine concern for others has earned her not only the respect and admiration of her colleagues, but also the title of Team Mentor. Lisa is very knowledgable and partners with each and every client to ensure a five star customer experience from beginning to end.
Leah Mullins, L.A.
Licensed Aesthetician & Makeup Artist and Client Service Specialist
Leah graduated from Virginia College in 2008 and enjoys being in an industry that helps clients feel their best.Leah is experienced in make up for photo shoots, weddings, bridal shows, and special events. As a Licensed Aesthetician Leah has grown her skills and expertise through training and hands-on experience and assists the clients in all of their skin care needs, including decisions about pharmaceutical grade skin care. As a skilled make up artist, Leah provides complimentary “touch-ups” after every service and also educates clients how to enhance their natural features with cosmetics. As a client service representative Leah is passionate about giving clients the best service possible from the minute they walk in the door or call on the phone. Leah’s sweet demeanor and kind heart exemplify the CFR mission.
Sharayah Caouette started with CFR in December 2014 and has her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and several years of customer relations and management experience. Sharayah assists with the smooth operations of the practice to ensure quality client experiences and organization amongst the CFR team. Sharayah has an instrumental role and brings multi-tasking and detail orientation to a whole new level.
Lacy Gill, LPN
Lacy Gill comes to CFR with her LPN and more than 10 years in the nursing field. Her passion for skincare and motivation to help others feel beautiful on the inside and out is just one way that makes Lacy the perfect fit for our team.
Jennifer Fraser, L.A.
Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Specialist
Jennifer Fraser is a Licensed Aesthetician and received her degree in 2008 at The Beauty Institute of Memphis, TN and has 8 years of experience in the dermatology field. Jennifer has surgically assisted Board Certified surgeons as well as developed and expanded a growing medical practice in Mississippi and Tennessee. Jennifer has extensive training and knowledge with CO2 laser treatments, chemical peels, Ultherapy, CoolSculpting, IPL Lasers, full body waxing, and facials. Jennifer has a wide range of knowledge and understanding of skincare products and has a passion for the aesthetics industry.
Christie Higgins, L.A.
Licensed Aesthetician & Client Service Specialist
Christie Higgins has an extensive background in management and television and is a licensed Aesthetician who graduated at the top of her class. Christie see’s the beauty in every client and cherishes the opportunity to work with them from the moment they walk through the door to the moment they check out. She loves seeing the natural looking results and transformations that take place daily from our services and will take the time to welcome you to our practice.
Schedule a consultation today to determine your best choices. During a consultation, patients meet with their aesthetician and staff to discuss all options in more detail. Patients may ask questions about desired outcome as well as view before and after photos of similar procedures.