Lead by medical director Gregory Laurence, Germantown Aesthetics’s team of trained specialists beautifies clients’ epidermal landscapes during noninvasive and surgical treatments. Germantown Aesthetics welcomes patients into a handsome, historic building raised in 1887 that now combines space-age lasers and medical equipment with the earth-toned décor and meticulous facial-hair grooming of the late 19th century. Within soothing treatment rooms, physician assistants and registered nurses work alongside Dr. Laurence to fill out wrinkles with Botox and Juvéderm, sculpt svelte waistlines with liposuction, and erase unwanted veins from the surface of legs with advanced laser treatments.
At Dermatology Realm, Dr. Adam Baker, a board-certified physician who focuses on aesthetic skincare, enhances skin health and beauty with services such as laser treatments, cosmetic injections, and minimally invasive liposuction with ultrasonic waves. He smoothes wrinkles with Botox and Juvéderm injections, generates new collagen with an infrared laser during nonsurgical facelifts, and removes body hair and spider veins with lasers. And no matter what treatment clients need, they can schedule a free consultation with the doctor to determine how to fix their skin problems and debate the merits of cooking with cornstarch.
Dr. Alexandra Garrett knows that a healthy, attractive smile doesn’t just spearhead a first impression; it can also largely determine how people feel about themselves. As such, she and her team devote themselves to giving patients new reasons to smile, evicting plaque and decay through regular checkups and fillings or masking discoloration with veneers made from porcelain, pressed ceramic, or mini marshmallows. Sensitive to the needs of nervous patients, Dr. Garrett is also licensed to provide sedation dentistry for an anxiety-free experience, regardless of the procedure.
Dr. Timothy Messer has built his practice on smiles—literally. Since he began his private practice after leaving the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, he's been an active participant in Give Kids a Smile Day, and he seeks out ways to promote happy communities with dental outreach and charities. He picks his staff based on his business philosophy and is therefore surrounded by some of the friendliest, most experienced technicians in the area. He relies on his specialized team members to help him execute general and cosmetic dental treatments, ranging from basic prophylactics and fluoride treatments to orthodontic aligners and porcelain veneers. Eager to abolish the fear that dentists put clown makeup on their patients once they're sedated, Dr. Messer offers conscious sedation for patients with a more extreme anxiety about dentists.
Through his work in general, nuclear, and interventional cardiology, Dr. Nelson knows how important it is to take care of the heart and veins. At his office, ProActive Heart & Vascular, patients come for focused preventive cardiological care as well as varicose testing and treatments for spider veins. "I treat every person as I would want my own family to be treated," he says on his website, a tenet he practices daily by using modern medical technologies and performing one-on-one consultations.
Dr. Mike Pulido obviously knows his stuff when it comes to general and cosmetic dentistry. The fluent Spanish speaker has more than 26 years of experience, has served as the president of the Memphis Dental Legion, and is a Premier Preferred Invisalign provider, which, according to the Invisalign website means he has “achieved a significant level of experience in treating patients with the Invisalign system.” But he also refuses to take himself too seriously.
His office motto is “We cater to cowards,” and he and his staff, including his office administrator and son, William, like to dress up as various dental-related things for Halloween, including a tooth fairy and toothpaste dispenser. It’s this relaxed manner and sense of humor that helps calm patients there for everything from dental implants to Zoom! teeth-whitening sessions, which erase stains caused by smoking, drinking wine, or taking the oil epithet "Texas tea" too literally.
As a medical aesthetician, Tracy Hendry applies her knowledge of beauty and wellness to almost all of the body's major systems. When dealing with spider veins—offshoots of the circulatory system—the registered nurse and her staff erase unsightly vascular branches from legs during sclerotherapy sessions. Her weight-loss and nutrition programs help digestive systems correct course and strive to increase energy and boost metabolism with B12. Fitness regimens, meanwhile, draw from Tracy's beach-body coaching to address imbalances in the muscular system.
Still, some of Tracy's most popular services are only skin-deep. As clinical director of UnPuckerd Med-Aesthetics, she oversees beautifying procedures ranging from Obagi and Vi peels to applications of jane iredale mineral cosmetics. Her Botox and Juvéderm injections kick wrinkles to the curb, disguising their ages more effectively than enrolling birthday cakes in the witness-protection program.