Dr. Tami Buss Cassis
About My Practice
What can patients do to look younger?
The perioral area, crow’s-feet and lost volume in the orbital fascia give away age the most. Crow’s-feet can be treated, off label, with neurotoxins and the orbital fascia area can be restored, off label, with hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane.
Why do you describe your approach as 'hands-on'?
Although my practice size has doubled and I have several new practitioners, I still perform all of my patients’ Botox, aesthetic injectable and filler procedures myself. My patients have said that they really appreciate my “hands-on” approach. I also see each post-procedure patient for a follow-up visit, even for routine treatments such as chemical peels. Likewise, anyone who undergoes treatment with us receives our private office number and all surgical patients have my personal cell number.
How has your practice evolved since opening in 2005?
We have evolved so much in the last few years. We recently completed our third expansion and doubled our space to just under 10,000 square feet. We’ve added new technologies and several treatment rooms, including a state-of-the-art spray tan room offering healthy, organic spray tans. We are happy to be able to cater to the needs of many more patients.
How strong is your emphasis on education?
Patient education is very important to me, which is why I adorn my office with literature on what patients can expect before, during and after procedures. Our comprehensive website also serves as a tool to further enlighten patients.
Who has most influenced you thus far in your career?
I am especially grateful to my parents, Diane and Duane Buss; husband, Chuck Cassis; sister, Cindy Maddox; University of Louisville’s Department of Dermatology chairman, Dr. Jeffrey P. Callen; former dermatology coresidents, Drs. Kelli G. Webb and Diana D. Antonovich; and Drs. Mary P. Lupo, Marta I. Rendon and Ronald L. Moy, all of whom I interned with.
What's one thing people may not know about you?
I enjoy using my skills to enhance my patients' overall health, as well as their self-esteem. If I can do that for patients, I've fulfilled my responsibility as a doctor.
American Board of Dermatology
Affiliation:American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society
A Minute With
- My happiest professional moment
The day I opened Cassis Dermatology and Aesthetics Center in March of 2008
- Three words that best describe me
Determined, ethical, loyal
- What sets my practice apart
We have found the perfect blend of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology
- My dream innovation
A cure for melanoma
- My motto
Give each day 150 percent
- What i love most about my profession
The variety of disease, treatments, types of patients and procedures
- How i would spend extra time in a day
Volunteer at a women’s shelter
- My ultimate skin-care advice
Use some strength of a vitamin A every night
- The best skin in hollywood
Jennifer Lawrence—her brother Ben does IT for us
- My most unique personality trait
I am determined yet compassionate
- Aesthetic Injectables:
- Juvéderm Voluma™ XC
- Energy / Light-Based Therapies
- General Dermatology
- IPL Treatments
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Resurfacing
- Laser Vein Treatment
- Skin Cancer Surgery
- Skin Care
- Skin Peels
- Can you prevent gaunting of the face?What our experts say:
Preventing it is very difficult because it’s part of your genetic makeup. The good news is that we have a treatment for it and that would be Sculptra. It is an excellent filler for facial volume loss, specifically right below the high cheek bone area.
- Do fillers in the lips stimulate collagen production?What our experts say:
There are good clinical studies that indicate that hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane [recently approved by the FDA for use in the lips] have some ability to stimulate fibroblasts to produce collagen. So it stands to reason that it could do so in the lips.
- How can you remove wrinkles from the neck?What our experts say:
It depends on how deep the wrinkle is and the location of the wrinkle. There are all different types of wrinkles. You can do a light chemical peel or use certain lasers to treat that.
- What's the best way to treat sun damage?What our experts say:
It depends on the person’s skin type and the type of sun damage. We use everything from skin-care lines that have bleaching agents and alpha hydroxy acids, laser treatments and chemical peels. But the individual’s needs always guide the treatment. For example, someone with lot of redness on the skin would not benefit from a chemical peel. They would probably need IPL treatment.
- Where does Radiesse belong?What our experts say:
It’s FDA approved and indicated for the treatment of nasolabial folds only. Off label, I have had great success treating patients who have lost a lot volume in their hands. I also use it a lot when treating male patients who have deeper nasolabial folds and need that thicker molecule to plump things up.