All professionals at Aesthetics Center of Louisville maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
JAMES R. WHARTON, MD
Dr. Wharton earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1990. He graduated at the top of his class from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1994. His residency in dermatology was completed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After finishing his training, he entered into private practice in Northwest Arkansas where he practiced for 9 years prior to moving to Louisville. While in private practice Dr. Wharton finished specialized training in dermatopathology and was on the faculty at the University of Arkansas in the Department of Dermatology. He is board certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology and is currently on the faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Wharton is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society of MOHS Surgery, American Society of Dermatopathology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, the Psoriasis Foundation, the Greater Louisville Medical Society, International Society of Dermatopathology, and the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery.
Dr. Wharton holds active medical licenses in Kentucky, Texas, Hawaii, Missouri, and Florida.
JANELLE WILLOUGHBY, MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN
Janelle Willoughby started in the beauty and wellness industry over 18 years ago out of sheer passion and excitement for skin care. Originally from Austin, Texas, she specialized in a natural approach to skin health as the Regional Director for Woodhouse Spas. Her studies took her to New York City where she went on to become a licensed medical aesthetician, studying at Christine Valmy, The United States’ first and original school of aesthetics. While in New York she worked with the latest lasers, chemical peels and IPL systems in medical aesthetics, and brought her expertise as a makeup artist to the runways of the 2008 Fall Fashion Week.
Now in Louisville, Janelle hopes to bring her clients the latest and best practices in medical grade skin care. Janelle understands that every client struggles with unique and individual skin concerns. That is why she offers complimentary consultations where she will create a customized plan to achieve their skin care needs.
Janelle is certified in Photofacials, Laser Hair Removal, IPL Treatments, Laser Tattoo Removal, Laser Scar Revision, Laser Leg Veins, Pelleve, Exilis, and Miradry. She holds an advanced certification in Ultherapy, an ultrasound skin lifting device. Janelle also specializes in chemical peels, medical grade microdermabrasion treatments and advanced acne therapies. Janelle is also a proud clinical trainer for Cynosure, the leading developer and manufacturer of a broad array of light-based aesthetic and medical treatment systems.
AMANDA FRANCO, BSN, RN
Amanda has been passionate about nursing for over 15 years. She graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and has worked in numerous medical specialties including intensive care, allergy and immunology, oncology and dermatology. She has been part of our Dermatology practice for 5 years and her roles have grown to include histotechnology and aesthetics.
Amanda enjoys creating a customized aesthetic plan for each of her patients. A “refreshed, natural look” is what she is known for. Amanda is certified in Miradry, Ultherapy, Pelleve, Cynosure laser platforms and the injection of neurotoxins.
Amanda is now accepting new patients and looks forward to meeting the cosmetic needs of the current patients of the Aesthetics Center of Louisville.