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The Skinny on Doing Derby: The Skin Group shares tips on how to turn heads andgo for the get-noticed glow

By: Angie Fenton

Photos by: Matt Johnson

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The excitement is palpable at The Skin Group, a full-service dermatology practice that has cultivated a large, loyal following over the past two decades, an anniversary milestone they and their clients are celebrating. The family-owned private practice – which has a bustling location off River Road in Louisville, and one located in Shepherdsville, too – specializes in General Dermatology, MOHS Micrographic Surgery, and Aesthetic Dermatology services.

The Skin Group is also the place to get the, well, skinny on how to prep for the 150th Run for the Roses – or any big event, for that matter. Aesthetic Nurse Tanisha Ellison, LPN, and Aesthetic Registered Nurse Christina Crawford, RSN, BSN, who serve as The Skin Group’s Aesthetic Team, offered their collective expertise on how to win and confidently show your skin as we race into the Derby season.

The duo exudes warmth and genuine compassion to every client they encounter. As nurses with a shared passion for skincare, they have woven a tapestry of care and sophistication, creating an atmosphere that feels more like family than a medical facility.

And, frankly, they’re also a lot of fun. (See for yourself by watching Christina and Tanisha on The Skin Group Skinny, a lively livestream that broadcasts from 12:15 to 1 PM on the first Wednesday of every month via the business’ Instagram and Facebook accounts).

“It’s not just a job: it’s a calling,” Tanisha reflected, her eyes sparkling with pride. “To be in this business for 20 years is huge.”

With a focus on stellar personalized care that reaps proven results using state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques, their practice stands out. “It’s a family here – truly,” Christina affirmed. “We’re lucky to have bosses who are so invested, loving, and caring to their staff and committed to a patient-first philosophy.”

Under the guidance of a dedicated medical doctor in Dr. Robert H. Zax and Practice Manager Lisa Zax, The Skin Group has cultivated a culture of excellence and accessibility. “Having an MD on staff and accessible is invaluable,” Christina explained. “We feel supported and empowered to provide the best care possible.”

The clientele spans a diverse range, from 30-year-olds seeking preventive skincare to 90 year-olds seeking rejuvenation. “We have a mix of clients who travel to both of our respective locations from other cities and towns,”

Tanisha noted. “And lately, we’ve seen a significant increase in male clients.”

For Christina and Tanisha, though, skincare is about far more than just looking good; it’s about feeling confident and empowered. “I want our clients to feel their best selves when they leave our clinic,” Tanisha said. “It’s about more than just skincare; it’s about self-love and confidence.”

It’s also about feeling experiencing a refreshed reset, inside and out. “Before our clients step outside after entrusting us with their care, I want them to love themselves and feel uplifted,” Christina said. “It’s a gift and a privilege to be able to provide that.”

About 14 days prior to the first Derby event you plan to attend (and turn heads!), it’s the perfect time for a VI Peel with a TOX Booster. “It’s great for fine lines and wrinkles and gives amazing results that last 3-4 months,” Tanisha said. The treatment is great for all skin types, doesn’t burn, and comes with a kit filled with products. “The results people are having is beautiful.”


Seeking a noticeable refresh to your eyes? The TempSure Radio Frequency Eye Treatment is a popular choice. “It feels like a hot stone massage and gives a lifted look to the eyes,” Christina explained. “And it’s gentle enough for delicate areas like the eyelids.” TempSure can also be used to tighten loose skin, like the back of the arm, above the knee, back of the legs, and the abdomen.


As the big day approaches, indulge in a Diamond Glow and Hydrafacial for a radiant glow. The treatment is great for exfoliating, suitable for all skin tones and types, non-ablative, and builds ‘n’ boosts collagen. Opt for Dermaplaning before and ZO exfoliating polishes, and you’ll attain a glow that will have people asking – in Derby speak – where did you go, baby, go? The Skin Group, of course.


Skincare doesn’t stop at the clinic door. Christina and Tanisha are always prepared with essentials to keep their skin protected and radiant throughout the festivities. Here are their must-have items they’ll carry in the Derby clutches:

• Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50

• Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50

• Revision Skincare YouthFull Lip Replenisher

• UPNEEQ eye-opening lift drops

• TSG Clinical Sunscreen (made in-house at The Skin Group)


In celebration of Rosacea Awareness Month, the clinic is offering 10% off ZO Rozatrol and SkinMedica Even & Correct Advanced Brightening Treatment Serum.

Additionally, The Skin Group is offering $250 off any series of TempSure treatments, along with a free gift with purchase. And for those seeking a total skin rejuvenation, the Three for Me Laser Treatment Series package, which combines the 1540 Fractional Laser and the Max G IPL Laser, for $100 off of one treatment or $250 off for the series.

The Skin Group • (502) 583-6647

2307 River Road • Suite 101 • Louisville 1868 W. Hebron Lane • Suite 200 • Shepherdsville on Facebook

@theskingroup on Instagram

@theskingroup on TikTok

The Skin Group Team

Dermatology Team: Dr. Robert H. Zax, MD; William

Warrick, PA-C; Katie Berryman, PA-C;

Brianna Langenkamp, PA-C

Practice Manager: Lisa Zax

Aesthetic Team: Tanisha Ellison, Aesthetic Nurse;

Christina Crawford, Aesthetic RN

The Skin Group Skinny

Join The Skin Group from 12:15 to 1 PM every first Wednesday

of the month on Facebook and Instagram for their popular

livestream where you can learn more about their services and

have your questions answered in real time!


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