Rex A. Yannis, M.D.
Supervising Physician, 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.
Rochelle joined the Center for Facial Rejuvenation team in August 2019 and has been with SouthEast Eye Specialists (parent company) since 2013, first as Assistant Director of Operations and most recently as Patient Services Manager in Chattanooga. Rochelle has an impressive background that includes leading teams, financial and process acumen and a focus on positive patient experiences.
She brings with her over 35 years of experience and oversees the smooth operations of the practice to ensure quality client experiences and organization among the practice and team.
“I love that so many of our clients are like family…each visit is a time to catch up, laugh and yes, sometimes cry.”
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 11 years’ experience in Medical Aesthetics, with advanced BOTOX®® and dermal filler training, and over 30 years’ experience in Critical Care Nursing.
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!”
Christie Dean, L.A.
Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Specialist
Christie joined the Center for Facial Rejuvenation team in 2016 and brings over 5 years of aesthetic experience. Her background in management and television adds to her understanding that looking your best brings confidence to both the professional and personal lives of her clients. Christie’s expertise in chemical peels, lasers, microneedling and individually tailored facials make her a highly sought after resource for both our staff and her clients. She believes in using evidence-based protocols with medical grade skin care products to treat a wide range of skin conditions that include acne, melasma, age spots, rosacea, as well as addressing fine lines and wrinkles. Christie sees the beauty in every client and cherishes the opportunity to help them achieve their optimal results.
“Knowledge is power! I absolutely love educating my clients, from product protocol to treatment plans. It makes my heart happy when I can see a change in my clients confidence in themselves once we start treatments!”
Tammy Dismuke, L.A.
Licensed Aesthetician & Client Concierge
Tammy’s background is all about artistry! She is a professional singer, makeup artist and licensed aesthetician, graduating at the top of her aesthetics class in 2008. She served on the Aesthetics Advisory Board at Chattanooga State from 2018-2020. Tammy joined Center for Facial Rejuvenation in 2017 with several years’ experience as a Senior Education Consultant at Sephora. She brings a wealth of aesthetics experience and is an expert in CoolSculpting® and Cooltone® therapy; where careful patient selection and precision will make the most of your body’s transformation. From medical grade skin care analysis and application, chemical peels, individualized consultations and facials, Tammy is passionate in helping her clients feel beautiful and confident in their own skin.
“I love to see you glow!”
Having worked at both Southeast Eye Specialists (parent company) and Center for Facial Rejuvenation since 2009, Becky is an expert in the field of medical cosmetic procedures. As an Aesthetic Concierge, she assists Dr. Yannis’ clients through the process of ophthalmic and cosmetic plastic surgery and procedures. Becky excels in one-on-one patient interaction helping each one feel comfortable every step of the way. In addition, she is well versed in medical grade skincare and product knowledge.
“Something truly magical happens during our client’s surgical journey. I am humbled to be able to walk them through this process.”
Clinical Assistant & Social Media Specialist
Amanda has been working with Center for Facial Rejuvenation for the past 4 years as a Client Service and Social Media Specialist. She recently received her Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University and is enjoying expanding her role at CFR by assisting our Nurse Practitioner with procedures and appointments, as Clinical Assistant. Amanda brings years of customer service experience and a special warmth and caring to our practice. She loves watching our clients evolve, seeing their self esteem and confidence grow, with each treatment and experience.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou
Client Service Specialist and Team Mentor
Lisa has been with Center for Facial Rejuvenation 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 knowledgeable and partners with each and every client to ensure a five star customer experience from beginning to end.
“I want our clients to experience superior customer service from their very first phone call and every visit thereafter.”
Client Service & Social Media Specialist
Amy is the newest member of the Center for Facial Rejuvenation team and she brings so much energy, enthusiasm and excellence in customer service to her job as client service specialist. Amy earned her degree in Business Administration with a concentration in management and a minor in merchandising from The University of Tennessee. Her background and experience in retail management along with a variety of volunteer positions in fundraising, marketing and merchandising is an asset to our CFR team.
“I am passionate about customer service, it’s what sets us apart! My goal is to elevate every client experience, beginning with a warm, genuine welcome to a feeling of being valued and cared for as a member of the CFR family when they leave their appointment.”
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.