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Tami Buss Cassis

Dermatologist
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9301 Dayflower Street - Suite 100, Norton Commons, Prospect, KY, 40059
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Philosophy

Whether she’s injecting a filler, performing a full-body skin cancer screening or lecturing at the University of Louisville’s Department of Dermatology, Dr. Tami Buss Cassis never loses sight of why she wanted to become a dermatologist. “There is no greater satisfaction than diagnosing and successfully treating a patient with a dermatologic need—whether it’s cosmetic, medical or surgical.”  

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.

About Me

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.

Education

Degree:
University of Louisville, School of Medicine, tk, tk
Residency:
Division of Dermatology, University of Louisville, School of Medicine , Louisville, KY

Credentials

Board Certification:

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

  1. My happiest professional moment

    The day I opened Cassis Dermatology and Aesthetics Center in March of 2008

  2. Three words that best describe me

    Determined, ethical, loyal

  3. What sets my practice apart

    We have found the perfect blend of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology

  4. My dream innovation

    A cure for melanoma

  5. My motto

    Give each day 150 percent

  6. What i love most about my profession

    The variety of disease, treatments, types of patients and procedures

  7. How i would spend extra time in a day

    Volunteer at a women’s shelter

  8. My ultimate skin-care advice

    Use some strength of a vitamin A every night

  9. The best skin in hollywood

    Jennifer Lawrence—her brother Ben does IT for us

  10. My most unique personality trait

    I am determined yet compassionate

Services

  • Aesthetic Injectables:
  • Botox®
  • Dysport®
  • Xeomin®
  • Fillers:
  • Restylane®
  • Juvéderm®
  • Radiesse®
  • Sculptra®
  • Juvéderm Voluma™ XC
  • Energy / Light-Based Therapies
  • General Dermatology
  • CoolSculpting®
  • IPL Treatments
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Vein Treatment
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Peels

FAQs

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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Testimonials

Aging gracefully

Tricia - 51
"From my very first visit with Dr. Cassis, I could tell that she was passionate about her work, and I felt very comfortable with her. Her enthusiasm for her profession was evident. She told me she wanted to help me age gracefully, and she explained each procedure option in detail—including aesthetic benefits, what I could expect, and how each respective treatment would improve my looks. Ultimately, however, she always left the final decisions to me. I liked how we progressed from procedure to procedure over time, never all at once, which has helped me subtly update my appearance. In fact, I’ve had two ladies, both of whom are quite a bit younger than me, recently ask what I’m doing to look so young. It made me feel really good. Dr. Cassis has given me a new lease on life."

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