At Artisan 57 Skin and Laser Center in Association with Vance Thompson Vision, we believe that beauty is a form of art. Like precious art, beauty needs to be created, preserved and restored. Artisan 57 blends beauty and science using the same high medical standards used in laser vision at Vance Thompson Vision. Dr. Tendler and her team of Artisans look forward to sharing with you skin care programs which embody new generation services with a unique blend of products and treatments for your healthier skin.
Dr. Tendler loves helping her patients to see and look their best.
Dr. Tendler is a board certified Ophthalmologist who has completed a Corneal and Anterior Segment Fellowship. She specializes in eye surgeries including but not limited to Cataracts, Refractive LASIK- PRK, Blepharoplasty and Oculoplastics. She is the National spokesperson for Restasis, and often speaks and teaches nationally on both eye care and aesthetics.
In her limited spare time Dr. Tendler loves to travel with her husband, read, exercise, enjoy a glass of wine with family and friends or tickle the ivories on any baby grand.
Alyssa Letcher is a board certified Physician Assistant. She completed her undergraduate program at South Dakota State University and her graduate program at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. She loves learning about the latest aesthetics and how it is growing and broadening into new horizons. If you ask Alyssa "Why?" she will tell you, "it is to educate, empower, and enrich my patient's healthcare as a whole through all stages during their journey through life."
In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her husband and puppy Zoey, traveling to far and new places, hiking, yoga, drinking coffee on a Sunday morning, and an avid foodie.
Dr. Schmit serves as a medical liaison for Artisan 57. He is a board certified Optometrist and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Optometric Council on Refractive Technology. While his primary focus lies with oculoplastics, cataract and refractive clinical care, he also evaluates and refers patients suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome to Artisan 57 for Laser Therapy performed by Dr. Alison Tendler. His knowledge of aesthetics and its relationship between “seeing better and looking better” make him the perfect liaison in helping patients to make the choice to pursue better skin.
Jason, his wife and two sons enjoy golfing, tennis, traveling, swimming, and spending time with their families.
Kennedy is a licensed aesthetician at Artisan 57. She completed her aesthetician training at the Aveda Institute in West Des Moines, Iowa. She loves learning the latest treatments in the aesthetics field and enjoys educating people on proper skin care/treatments. If you ask Kennedy "Why?" she will tell you, "my why is to bring happiness through sincerity and generosity while making a difference in the lives of those around me".
In her spare time, Kennedy enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking and traveling. She even checked skydiving off her bucket list!
Melissa is a native of Sioux Falls, SD and is the new Aesthetic Coordinator for Artisan 57. She enjoys the positive atmosphere of working at Artisan 57 and witnessing the affirmative effects of the skin and laser industry. Melissa enjoys learning about aesthetics and the new treatments & technologies that arise in the aesthetic field.
In her spare time, Melissa is an avid yogi, enjoys walking her two dogs (Archie and Finn) with her husband, traveling, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.