Dr. Alison Tendler – Sioux Falls, SD

Meet Dr. Alison R Tendler

Dr. Alison R. Tendler, a board-certified ophthalmologist surgeon, specializes in oculoplastic treatments at ARTisan Skin and Laser Center in Sioux Falls, SD. As a skilled eye surgeon, Dr. Alison R. Tendler combines years of laser procedure experience with the latest technologies and services to put you in your best skin. With laser, facial, and injectable options for healthier, more youthful skin, ARTisan Skin & Laser wants to help you look and feel your best. See the world better -- See yourself Better! Dr. Alison R. Tendler leads a team of talented Artisans who are dedicated to making better vision and healthier skin possible. Her team is devoted to helping patients & clients see with clarity while feeling confident about their image! 

Skills & Specialties

Dr. Tendler is devoted to helping patients look and feel their best at Artisan Skin and Laser Center. She believes that beauty is a form of ART. Like a masterpiece, your beauty needs to be created, cultivated, preserved, and repaired at times to a more youthful state.

Dr. Alison R. Tendler and her team look forward to assessing your skin, creating a personalized treatment plan, and helping you implement a skin care program that gets results. With the latest aesthetic technologies and medical-grade formulations, our laser, skin care, injectable, and noninvasive treatments can reveal stunning outcomes in your skin.

Education & Training

A South Dakota native, Dr. Tendler decided to attend medical school at the University of South Dakota, where she graduated with honors with a Doctorate in Medical Physiology. Dr. Tendler then furthered her knowledge with a three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota. Upon the finality of her residency, Dr. Tendler completed a rigorous corneal and anterior fellowship with Dr. Michael Belin of the Cornea Consultants of Albany at Albany Medical College in New York, NY. Dr. Belin was instrumental in the development of laser vision correction and served as a core investigator for the VISX laser. The instruction given to Dr. Tendler during her residency with Dr. Belin furthered her education extensively.   

Hobbies & Personal Interests

In her spare time, Dr. Tendler loves to travel to nontraditional vacation destinations with her husband Paul. She likes to say that while she does not have a favorite destination, she cannot help but to compare each spot to Fiji, which she describes to be one of the most beautiful places she has ever experienced. In addition to traveling, Dr. Tendler and Paul enjoy many outdoor activities with each other and their daughter, including long walks, cycling, hiking, and time at the lake.


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"Professional, personable, caring staff. Highly recommend. Love what their medical grade skin care products and services have done for my skin."



"Everyone at Artisan 57 has made me feel so comfortable and welcome! I love that they answer all of my questions and give great advice. I visited Artisan 57 for a skin consultation and learned the best ways to care for my skin—plus I found what's now my go-to lineup of medical-grade products. My favorite experience at Artisan 57 was a chemical peel. They recommended it to me after my consultation and were upfront about how long it would take my skin to heal afterwards. I was blown away by the way the peel made my skin feel, and even more impressed with the Artisans. I always leave Artisan 57 feeling great and can't wait to be back!"



"I was nervous about having something done on my face. But Dr Tendler and her staff were very knowledgeable and took the time to address each of my concerns. They never pressured me to do any procedure but simply showed me the current state of my skin and outlined the options available. I have never been happier with how my skin looks and feels. I feel like I glow! Thanks!!"



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