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 CFR 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.
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 8 years’ experience in Medical Aesthetics, and over 29 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!”
Lacy Gill, LPN is a highly trained cosmetic nurse injector with 12 years nursing experience and 3 years in medical aesthetics. Lacy has received extensive training and certifications in the use of dermal fillers and neurotoxins. She uses her artistic eye to create a more youthful, symmetrical, and beautiful appearance to help each client reach their desired result. She continues to train in new injectable techniques and comfort measures to set apart the CFR experience. Lacy resides in Georgia with her husband and son. She enjoys the outdoors and coaches her son’s baseball team in her spare time.
Melody Richt CPCP, LA
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. 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.
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.
Tammy Dismuke, L.A.
Licensed Aesthetician & Client Concierge
Tammy’s background is all about people; from management to make up application and skincare regimens. Tammy specializes in helping people look and feel their best. She graduated at the top of her Aesthetics class at Chattanooga State in 2008 and has several years’ experience as a Senior Education Consultant. Tammy is also a member of the Aesthetics Advisory Board at Chattanooga State. Tammy joined Center for Facial Rejuvenation Center in 2017 and is passionate about educating clients on all the products and services CFR provides. She loves helping people feel beautiful and confident no matter where they’re at in their journey.
Christie Dean, L.A.
Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Specialist
Christie Dean has an extensive background in management and television and is a licensed Aesthetician who graduated at the top of her class. Christie sees the beauty in every client and cherishes the opportunity to help them achieve their results. She has extensive training in IPL lasers, Chemical Peels, Vanquish, Microneedling and Acne Facials. She has a wide range of knowledge and understanding of skincare products to target acne and melasma and has a true passion for the aesthetic industry.
Client Service Specialist
Meredith joined CFR in August 2019. Meredith graduated from Ole Miss with a degree in Journalism and recently completed her MBA at Tusculum. In addition to her people skills and attention to detail, Meredith also brings Marketing skill and expertise and will be leading CFR’s social media efforts. Her most recent experience is with a Marketing firm located in downtown Chattanooga. Meredith and her fiancé Matthew are planning a November wedding.
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.