At Advanced Dental Center, dentist Rachel Talis and her team keep smiles healthy and beautiful. Dr. Talis graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and went on to complete advanced training in areas such as cosmetic dentistry, advanced restorative options, and the treatment of gum disease. She also performs Boost teeth-whitening sessions that erase stains from smoking, drinking coffee, or mistaking a fountain pen for black licorice.
Though Denise Dixon's touch is subtle, the permanent cosmetic effects she creates for her clients run the gamut from demure to dramatic. She fills in patchy eyebrows, infuses lips with a natural pink hue, and makes eyes pop with rims of charcoal eyeliner. As a licensed cosmetologist certified in permanent cosmetics, Denise wields her pigmentation tools with expertise and caters her services to each of her clients. In addition to standard makeup services, she can help reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and alopecia.
Dr. Michael Damian Becker returned to his hometown of Louisville after perfecting his skills at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, joining the navy, and completing a residency at Portsmouth Naval Medical Hospital. Today, he puts his extensive education to use at Hillview Family Dentistry, cleaning teeth, repairing cavities, and performing dental procedures such as implants and extractions. His office stays open for evening appointments to accommodate those who work or compete in candy-eating contests during the day.
At Gerlach Family Dentistry, the husband-and-wife duo of Dr. Chip and Dr. Jo Ellen Gerlach understand the anxieties associated with visiting the dentist, especially for young children. Their gentle chairside manner sets patients of all generations at ease. The Gerlachs have found that educating their patients is a better way of relieving their fears than throwing them a candy bar every time they say the word cavity. The dental team never hesitates to explain the science behind each cosmetic or restorative procedure, along with the benefits and expected outcomes.
To make visits safe and comfortable, the dentists outfit their office with up-to-date dental technology. Gendex digital x-rays peer into roots and bone while reducing the radiation emissions of traditional x-rays by up to 80%. Composite fillings repair cavities with tooth-colored resin in place of mercury-laced amalgam fillings or peanut butter.
At Everlasting Beauty Med Spa, skilled aestheticians wield Theraderm, Dermalogica, and BareMinerals products to refine pores, firm up skin, and help enhance beauty. In addition to five kinds of massage, they also perform FDA-approved VelaShape body-contouring treatments, which target cellulite with noninvasive infrared-light energy. VelaShape is said to diminish waistlines and slim thighs without the aid of a concave mirror.
Health and Image’s team of medical professionals—including a physician, a medical assistant, and a permanent-cosmetics technician—performs detailed aesthetic services that can help ease the signs of aging or shed unwanted pounds. Treatments such as Obagi Blue chemical peels, cosmetic injections, and laser skin-tightening reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by worrying about how your wrinkles look. The staff also prescribes appetite suppressants which, when combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan, can help spur weight loss.