Gregory Laurence, MD, FAAFP, BC ABFP, ABLSDr. Gregory Laurence is the Founder and Medical Director of Germantown Aesthetics. Having received his M.D. degree from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School in 1992, Dr. Laurence fulfilled his residency at Saint Francis Family Practice at the University of Tennessee and completed a fellowship in Advanced Women’s Health, also at the University of Tennessee. Since 1995, Dr. Laurence has served as a diplomat of the American Academy of Family Practice and the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. In 2010, he received certification from the American Board of Laser Surgery. Because of his commitment to his field and patients, Dr. Laurence has expanded the traditional use of technology and pioneered several innovative cosmetic and aesthetic techniques. In fact, Dr. Laurence performed the first minimally invasive, transumbilical breast augmentation in the Mid-South.
Joe Hernandez, D.O.A gifted surgeon with more than 7 years of surgical experience, Dr. Hernandez has given the patients at Germantown Aesthetics the benefit of his skills since 2008. Dr. Hernandez received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed advanced training in Liposuction Surgery and Body Contouring from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in 2012. Since then, he has performed numerous body sculpting procedures that have become a testament to his ability to assess a patient’s need and deploy his surgical experience. He is one of a small group of cosmetic surgeons who is equally skilled in minimally invasive surgical techniques as well as nonsurgical facial and body procedures. His goal is to help patients achieve minimal downtime and long-term natural results.
Katherine "Katie" Gresham, PA-C, Chief of StaffKatie Gresham, a Certified Physician Assistant, joined Germantown Aesthetics in 2006 and quickly became a patient favorite. Katie’s experience and highly skilled technique as an injector have earned her the Master Injector honorarium from the makers of the dermal filler Artefill®. Katie is also considered an expert injector by Allergan, the creators of Botox® and Juvéderm®. As one of the nation’s most respected injectors, she has been sought as a trainer by otherclinicians seeking to perform non-surgical aesthetic enhancements. She also plays a major role in the operating room at GA, assisting Dr. Laurence and Dr. Hernandez in a variety of procedures. Additionally, Katie is widely recognized as a top provider of vein treatments and has advanced training in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Katie earned her Master of Medical Science in 2005 from the Physician Assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Florida Association of Physician Assistants, Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants and is also a Lifetime Member of the Katherine Anderson Society for the Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.
Alisha May, RN, Nurse InjectorAfter graduating as president of her class from Methodist School of Nursing in 1998, Alisha began her career as a labor and delivery nurse at Methodist Germantown Hospital. During her employment at Methodist, Alisha created and implemented a class for expecting parents to prepare them for their upcoming childbirth experience. She practiced at Methodist Germantown for 15 years before becoming a valued member of our team at Germantown Aesthetics. Alisha joined Germantown Aesthetics in 2011 as the IV sedation nurse and is fully trained in Conscious Sedation. She also participates in patient care at The Vein Institute and Complete Medical Care of Germantown Aesthetics, both of which are practices of Dr. Gregory Laurence. She is also an expert injector specializing in Botox®, Artefill®, and Juvéderm®. What Alisha loves most about Germantown Aesthetics is the holistic approach used to restore patients’ health and youth. “I spent the first part of my career helping women transition into motherhood and the majority of the patients I see now are women in search of the healthy body they had prior to childbirth.”
Vicki Sydboten, Clinical AssistantVicki comes to Germantown Aesthetics with over 13 years of providing nursing support in both clinical and surgical settings. She has worked the past 8 years in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, specializing in Wound Care under the direction of one of the area’s most recognized experts in wound healing. Vicki also has 3 years experience as an onsite OSHA officer. Vicki earned her Associates of Science Degree in Medical Assisting from Daymar College in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1995. She has a vital role in all aspects of pre-operative, operative and post-operative care. Her caring demeanor has most patients asking for her during their follow up care.
Charlotte Warren, Supervising Medical AestheticianCharlotte joined our team at Germantown Aesthetics in 2006 and has over 17 years of experience as a medical aesthetician. Charlotte graduated from the Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology and furthered her education in the world of medical aesthetics by training under one of the most renowned physicians in the country. She has also apprenticed under multiple prominent aestheticians in the Memphis area. Charlotte is an expert in skin care and is passionate about helping patients literally feel more comfortable in their own skin. Charlotte is also a certified laser technician and is well skilled with multiple lasers and procedures. She is always looking for opportunities to develop new skills and techniques and uses her expertise to ensure Germantown Aesthetics offers the best products and procedures.
Dermal Fillers and Injectables
Voluma™Juvéderm Voluma ™ XC (also known as Voluma) is the new Juvéderm® hyaluronic acid specialty product that has received FDA approval for the treatment of age-related facial volume loss. It uses VYCROSS™ technology, which doubles its resiliency allowing it to last up to 24 months. It is a robust volumizer that allows us to sculpt the mid-face in a way that was not previously possible. Voluma is used to: Enhance contour of cheekbonesProvide a subtle liftRestore volumeAugment the shape of the chinSculpt the jawline
Juvederm®Juvéderm ® is a smooth hyaluronic acid gel dermal filler that is used to add volume to areas of the face and decrease the appearance of wrinkles. Juvéderm is a popular choice of dermal filler for the following purposes and areas: Smile lines (nasolabial folds)Marionnette lines (wrinkles around the corners of the mouth)Vertical lines around the mouth (caused by smoking and sun damage)Shaping and augmenting lipsAdding volume to cheeks
Artefill®Artefill ® is a long-lasting dermal filler that works differently from most dermal fillers on the market. Rather than being absorbed by the body over time, Artefill corrects wrinkles and provides volume by supporting the collagen matrix in the skin. It is commonly used to treat “smile lines” (nasolabial folds) around the mouth. We have also had great success using it around the eyes to diminish the appearance of dark under eye circles.
Radiesse®Radiesse ® is dermal filler that quickly restores facial volume and helps your body produce collagen. Common areas of treatment are: Smile lines (Nasolabial folds)Marionette LinesChinCheeks (malar area)Jowl area
Dermal Fillers and InjectablesDermal fillers are used to fill lines and restore lost volume, enhancing your facial contours and lips for natural-looking results. They are injected into the deeper layers of skin at the site of sunken areas, creases, or scars to smooth and fill out the area for a firmer, more youthful appearance. The most popular dermal fillers are Juvéderm®, Artefill®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, Silikon 1000®, Restylane® and Belotero®, all of which have been shown to be safe and effective for their indicated use. We now offer Voluma™, a new filler from the makers of Botox® and Juvéderm®!
BotoxBotox® is one of the most popular injectables, and it has a wide variety of uses. We are able to create a smooth, relaxed appearance for up to four months using Botox®. Memphis women AND men have seen wonderful, consistent results with this product. Botox® relaxes the muscles it is injected into, therefore decreasing wrinkles.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement TherapyDr. Laurence and his team have received advanced training in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and have helped many of our patients achieve optimal levels of hormones, with benefits that include lower rates of depression, cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Other observed benefits include improved sleep, energy, cognition, weight loss and libido.
MicroneedlingMicroneedling, also known as derma-rolling or collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a cosmetic procedure which is minimally invasive with no downtime. Microneedling helps the skin to produce collagen, which produces firmer, healthier, younger-looking skin.
Laser ServicesLaser Hair Removal – Because each person is unique, we have multiple lasers in our office to ensure your procedure is customized to your hair texture, color, and thickness. Laser Skin Rejuvenation – Skin resurfacing treatments most commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Laser Tattoo Removal – Laser therapy helps diminish the appearance of tattoos with no downtime by breaking up tattoo ink in order for your body to absorb it.
Nonsurgical FaceliftGermantown Aesthetics offers a facelift that is unlike any other! Using a variety of minimally invasive techniques, we are able to produce natural, long-lasting results comparable to the traditional facelift only better and with less downtime! Like all of our procedures, our nonsurgical facelift is individualized for each patient. The majority of nonsurgical facelift patients will benefit most from full volume restoration using long-term dermal fillers, such as Artefill® combined with Fractional CO2 skin resurfacing. Some patients may choose to include Botox® to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent further wrinkle formation.
Laser Vein RemovalEndovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a minimally invasive state-of-the-art technique for the treatment of varicose veins. EVLA has been shown to be as effective as vein stripping, which is a much more invasive procedure with a longer recovery period. A thin laser fiber is inserted through a small catheter that is placed in the vein using ultrasound guidance. The laser fiber delivers heat to the vein wall, causing it to collapse and seal shut. The vein will gradually be absorbed by the body and blood will naturally be re-routed through the remaining healthy veins.
SclerotherapySclerotherapy is a quick and comfortable non-surgical procedure that treats unsightly varicose, blue reticular and spider veins. This method involves injecting the vein with a specialized agent called a sclerosant, which causes the vein to collapse. Then it is naturally absorbed into the body. Discomfort is minimal and temporary.
BlepharoplastyA blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from around the eyes to “lift” either the upper or lower eyelid, or sometimes both. When there is sagging, loose, or thin skin around the eyes it creates the appearance of drooping upper lids or “bags” under the eyes that make people look worn out and tired.
LiposuctionLiposuction is an elective cosmetic procedure used to surgically sculpt specific areas of your body, providing immediate improvement in the problem areas of your body which may have proven to be resistant to diet and exercise.
CombiTuck™CombiTuck™ is an innovative technique of performing the traditional “tummy tuck” or abdominoplasty in combination with circumferential liposuction. The improved procedure is more comprehensive than a tummy tuck with longer lasting results and a shorter recovery period. This procedure is ideal for those who have stubborn abdominal fat and loose, excessive skin. Results of the CombiTuck™ procedure are immediate with a quick healing time and high degree of safety.
Breast AugmentationDr. Laurence is one of the most awarded breast augmentation doctors in the area and the only doctor in the area who regularly performs all approaches. Our goal at Germantown Aesthetics is to provide the best possible results for each patient using the least invasive approach possible.
ObagiObagi® is one of our absolute best sellers and many of our patients are very loyal to Obagi® products! Make sure to join our email list or like us on Facebook to take advantage of our quarterly Obagi® sale!
Image®We carry a variety of Image Skincare retail products and use many Image products during facials and peels.
Clarisonic®Another product we use during many of our facials is the Clarisonic® brush, which removes make-up and exfoliates the skin, leading to better absorption of skincare products. Many of the staff at Germantown Aesthetics own a Clarisonic® brush and include it in their daily skin care regimen!
Latisse®Latisse® is a prescription product that can help you grow longer, fuller, darker lashes in just a few weeks!
SkinMedica®Our aestheticians have recently discovered the brilliance of SkinMedica®, an innovative line of skincare products designed to rejuvenate skin and prevent aging. Our favorites so far are the TNS products, which contain growth factors that are proven to generate new tissue growth and revitalize skin.Options:
TNS Essential Serum, TNS Eye Repair, Recovery Complex, Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex
bioCorneum®+A new revolution in scar prevention and management that works by hydrating the skin and promoting collagen synthesis to improve the appearance of scars. We encourage our patients who have undergone a surgical procedure to use bioCorneum®+ to help minimize incision scars.