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An Answer for Cellulite

INTRODUCING QWO: The first and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Injections are administered in a series of three treatments spaced three weeks apart, and visible results may be achieved in 10 weeks. In clinical trials, women required no post-treatment downtime. 

About 90% of Women Deal with Cellulite
Cellulite is a natural part of women’s biology. About 9 out of 10 women deal with it in their lifetime. Together, there are three things that cause cellulite’s signature dimples: Over time, skin thins, fat cells enlarge and push against the skin, and the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface thicken and cause tension.

How QWO Targets Cellulite
QWO is made from enzymes called collagenases. These enzymes are thought to target the structural causes under the skin, where cellulite starts. It’s thought that QWO works by releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.

People in the Know Are Loving QWO
Since the injection’s FDA approval last July, QWO has won a 2020 Future of Beauty Award from Elle Magazine and has been labeled a top innovation in NewBeauty’s 2021 awards.

Learn What Options Are Right for You
While 9 out of 10 women have cellulite, most women also have a combination of cellulite and skin laxity on their bottoms and thighs that causes the lumpy cottage cheese skin characteristic of cellulite. Southeastern Dermatology offers other treatments to address skin laxity. 

Radio Frequency to Correct Skin Laxity
Morpheus8 is a fractional device that uses radiofrequency (RF) and microneedling to activate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin and mold fat subdermally to produce a sleeker and smoother appearance. It has been approved by the FDA as a Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device because it treats the deeper layers of the skin rather than just the surface. Another option, Evolve Trim, is a non-invasive treatment that targets dimpled skin and cellulite and works by leveraging a combination of radiofrequency energy, deep tissue heating, and vacuum designed to provide maximum results. Radiofrequency energy distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat, causing the tissues to heat. The vacuum and controlled energy pulses then work synergistically to provide natural body shaping results.

Call 865-474-8800 to Get Started
We have multiple options to treat your cellulite. Give us a call to schedule a consultation to see which cellulite treatment is right for you.

Southeastern Dermatology
1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.474.8800
www.drdoppelt.com

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Aqua Clear Water Systems

Invest in Improving Your Water, Health & Home Today!

We at Aqua Clear Water Systems believe that upgrading your home with a water filtration system is the #1 way to increase your home’s value and your family’s health. In the past year, we’ve spent more time in our homes than ever before, and the housing market has absolutely exploded. So, we’d like to give you 5 reasons why a Kinetico Water System is your next best home improvement investment.

1. Improved Water Quality, Taste & Odor. East Tennessee’s water is known for its hardness, as well as chlorine, iron, sediment, and other harmful contaminants polluting the water. A whole house Kinetico water filtration system can remove all of these contaminants to give you tasteless, odorless, and silky feeling soft water throughout your home.

2. Improved Life of Appliances & Fixtures. A system will protect your home from damages caused by a variety of water contaminants! You could be extending the life of your water heater, washing machine, dishwasher, pipes, refrigerator, and more by installing a Kinetico water system, because reducing the build-up in these appliances allows them to work efficiently.

3. Increased Value of Your Home. With the housing market booming, we’d love to help you get a bigger bang for your buck when selling. An article titled 10 Upgrades That Increase Home Values by Forbes stated “this amenity will pay off now and in the future when it’s time to sell.”

4. Improved Health. Chlorine is a harmful chemical used to treat bacteria in water. While it’s necessary to kill bacteria, chlorine can’t differentiate between good and bad bacteria. When you shower in chlorinated tap water, your skin absorbs the chlorine like a sponge, leaving your health at risk. To name a few, high amounts of chlorine can cause breathing and lung problems as well as cancer from THM agents. Filtering your water could save you from unnecessary illnesses.

5. Improved Skin & Hair. A whole house filtration system reduces the amount of build-up on your appliances, as well as your skin and hair. Who wouldn’t want that? Softened water results in brighter skin, shinier hair, and longer-lasting clothes.

Now that you know the benefits of installing a whole-home filtration system, we’d love the opportunity to help you improve your home in 2021 by doing an in-person or virtual free water health check-up. We’ll come to your house for FREE or connect via Zoom. It’s your choice! For Everything Knoxville readers only, we’re offering an exclusive designer faucet in the color of your choice ($195 value) and $200 off when you purchase a system before May 31, 2021. Give us a call or text today, and become a part of the ACWS family!

Aqua Clear Water Systems
1767 Kevin Lane
Lenoir City, TN 37772
865.234.1970
www.aquaclearws.com

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Farragut Family Practice

Introducing truSculpt® 3D

A New Dimension in Body Sculpting

You’re watching what you eat, you’re staying active, but you’re still unhappy with your body shape. Sound familiar? That stubborn problem area on your waistline can be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise. That’s where the truSculpt® 3D procedure can help. Developed by Cutera, the global pioneer in performance and innovation within the cosmetic and aesthetic laser device field, the non-invasive, truSculpt® 3D procedure can help you sculpt your body by quickly and easily targeting both large and small problem areas.

We recently interviewed J. Kevin Buchanan, MD, Knoxville area’s family practice physician and truSculpt® 3D practitioner, to discover just how this revolutionary, new, state-of-the-art medical breakthrough can help patients treat those problem areas around their midsection.

EK: Dr. Buchanan, truSculpt® 3D uses radio frequency technology to help decrease circumference and diminish fat in patients. Tell our readers just how this technology works.

Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D uses conductive radio frequency to achieve selective and effective disruption of the subcutaneous fat tissue, the fat that lies directly beneath the skin, while maintaining comfortable surface temperatures.

EK: Just how safe is truSculpt® 3D?

Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D, which is FDA cleared, is a safe, non-invasive body sculpting technology, where the temperature of the skin and subcutaneous tissue are maintained at comfortable levels while consistently achieving the best results.

EK: How quickly will clients see visible results?

Dr. Buchanan: Visible results can usually be seen as soon as 6 to 12 weeks, with maximum benefits at 12 weeks. Some clients see results in just 4 to 6 weeks.

EK: How much fat thickness reduction will patients experience?

Dr. Buchanan: Clients can expect fat reduction of targeted areas of up to 24%.

EK: Is it possible to treat more than one problem area per session?

Dr. Buchanan: Yes, it is possible to treat multiple areas in a single session, including the neck, upper arms, abdomen and flanks, back, and thighs.

EK: Should clients experience any discomfort or downtime after the procedure?

Dr. Buchanan: Some clients may experience some redness of the skin that typically resolves itself in 8 to 12 hours. Others report soreness of the treatment area that may last for a few days. There is no restriction on activity following the procedure.

EK: Treatments are administered by a nurse practitioner or medical assistant under your personal supervision, correct?


Dr. Buchanan: We have a nurse practitioner, two medical assistants, and myself who are all trained and certified to perform the truSculpt® 3D procedure.

EK: How can our readers who are interested learn more about the truSculpt® 3D? What is the best way to reach you?

Dr. Buchanan: Call Ashley Burchfield at 865-675-1953 ext. 224 for more information or to schedule a free consultation or visit www.tru3dbody.com.

Farragut Family Practice
A Division of Summit Medical Group
11130 Kingston Pike, Suite 7
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.675.1953
www.farragutfamilypractice.com

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Southeastern Dermatology

Top Botox Questions Answered

Botox is among the most common procedures performed at Southeastern Dermatology. If you are considering Botox, here’s everything you ever wanted to know and how this popular treatment can work for you.

First, what is Botox?
Botox and similar products share a common ingredient, botulinum toxin. When injected, these toxins block muscles from contracting by stopping chemicals that signal movement. Doctors call these products neuromodulators. Sound scary? It isn’t. When used by expert injectors like Dr. Doppelt and Kathy Deatherage, BSN, RN, CPSN, CANS, Botox has many cosmetic and medical applications.

How does Botox work?
By blocking these nerve impulses, Botox is able to keep certain muscles from tightening. This activity is what causes certain lines and wrinkles on the face, such as the lines between the eyebrows (also known as glabellar lines or “11s”). With continued use, these lines can be reduced dramatically or even eliminated from the face.

What can Botox be used for medically?
Botox has 11 therapeutic indications. Botox isn’t new to the treatment scene: It was first approved in the 1980s, according to information from the Cleveland Clinic. The first FDA-approved use for Botox was to treat conditions like uncontrolled blinking and lazy eye. It was soon used for cosmetic treatments, too. Botox is a diverse treatment that has been used for a variety of medical and cosmetic applications for more than 30 years. 

What can Botox be used for cosmetically?
Even with so many medical applications, Botox might be best known for its cosmetic indications. From smoothing out lines to fixing a gummy smile, Botox has many cosmetic uses:

  • Crow’s feet: Wrinkles that form on the outside corners of your eyes.
  • Forehead lines: Creases created by lifting eyebrows and expressive movement.
  • Frown lines: Usually perpendicular lines between your eyebrows caused by the repeated action of underlying muscles. Often called the elevens, because they look like the number 11.
  • Lip Flip:  Injections into your upper lip to relax the muscles and “flip” your lip upward, giving your lip a fuller appearance.

How much does Botox cost?
The cost of Botox varies. This is because Botox pricing is based on how many units are used. A unit of Botox might only cost $10 or $15. However, your total cost for Botox depends on how many units are needed to treat your specific concern. For example, treating lines on the forehead between the eyes might take 20 or 30 units. Smaller areas, like crow’s feet, require fewer units of Botox and will likely cost less. 

When you’re considering the cost of Botox, it’s important to be aware that you get what you pay for. It may be tempting to find the place with the lowest Botox cost, but extremely low prices actually aren’t a good sign. The Botox might be diluted if you are paying far below the average cost of treatments. Additionally, the person administering low-cost Botox might not have the skills and experience to give you the results you expect. This increases the risk of complication and serious damage to your skin and muscles.

Will I still look natural after Botox injections?
Botox looks very natural when administered by a skilled medical professional. When done correctly, you’ll look natural with fewer lines and wrinkles after treatment.

How long does Botox last?
For most patients, the results of Botox can last three to four months.

Does Botox hurt?
Botox is administered via an injection. The feeling might be similar to a small bee sting. However, your provider can reduce the discomfort of Botox injections by using a topical numbing cream.

Still have questions about Botox?
We have answers. Dr. Doppelt is prepared to offer the answers and solutions that only a board-certified dermatologist can provide. Give us a call at 865-474-8800 or schedule an appointment online at www.DrDoppelt.com.

Southeastern Dermatology
1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.474.8800
www.DrDoppelt.com

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bioPURE

Introducing a Proven Solution for Disinfection

One of the fastest growing disinfection companies in the nation, bioPURE, is now here to offer products and services for residents and businesses in the Knoxville area. Our advanced disinfection technology helps eliminate many dangerous germs, viruses, and bacteria.

“At bioPURE, we are committed to improving the health of all individuals by thoroughly disinfecting the spaces where you work, visit, and live,” said Jennifer Wilson, owner of bioPURE Hardin Valley.

By using an electostatic delivery system and our cutting-edge bioPURE™ CLEAN and Shield technology, with a 30-day residual, we can effectively treat homes and commercial spaces with our no wipe, no rinse, and no residue formula. Our EPA registered and approved, hospital grade disinfectant is a superior solution to traditional spray and wipe methods and provides complete, effective coverage against common allergens, Coronavirus, MRSA, E. Coli, salmonella, swine flu, C. Diff, H1N1, RSV, and various other bacteria and viruses. There is little to no downtime – treated areas can resume normal operations in as soon as 10 minutes or less after treatment so you’re back to work or play in no time.

In addition to our treatment services, bioPURE Hardin Valley now offers individual disinfectant spray bottles of its bioPURE™ CLEAN for day-to-day home or business use and their new water-based hand sanitizer that provides hours of protection without drying out your hands.

So if you are ready to ensure that your spaces are disinfected – with the same proven, eco-friendly products and services that are widely used by schools, retailers, property managers, and healthcare facilities – contact bioPURE Hardin Valley to request more information on their treatment options and to request your free consultation. We are changing the standard of clean.

bioPURE Hardin Valley
865.317.0920
www.bioPUREservice.com

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Fitness Together

Knoxville’s Only “Fit Over 45” Private Training Studios

“Five years ago, I was preparing for a high altitude 5-day backpacking trip,” said Karen Peck. “Knowing that I wanted to experience and enjoy the long days of backcountry meant being strong, lean, and fit. I wasn’t sure how to achieve this on my own. Thankfully, a friend recommended Fitness Together.

“From my very first meeting and assessment, I knew it would be a great partnership. They have a method of laying out attainable goals, creating dynamic training sessions, and balancing challenge. The trainers are skilled and caring, making the sessions fresh and fun. The result is a path to ultimate success.

“Setting a physical goal in the form of a challenging adventure, and maintaining training year-round, is a successful formula for me. Other aspects of good health naturally fall into place. When COVID-19 hit, so much of every day life changed. My travel plans were canceled. I stayed home. It became apparent after a few weeks that I needed to build a new structure for my overall well-being – an important part was returning to the Fitness Together gym. So, for the last six months, I have met with my trainer virtually and worked out at home. The decision to focus on my health and maintain my fitness routine strengthened me mentally and physically. COVID-19 will pass. I want to be healthy, happy, and ready for adventure when it does. Next spring – it’s trekking in Nepal to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest!

“I believe that taking care of yourself is an investment for the present and future. The Fitness Together trainers haven’t just prepared me well for physically challenging trips, they aided in my recovery from shoulder surgery and occasional aches and pains. I know that the increased strength, balance, and flexibility that we have built are protecting me as I age. I recommend them to everyone I know!”

Karen recently turned 66 and has been blessed with good health. She enjoys a variety of outdoor sports, including shooting sporting clays, golf, and trekking. Each year she plans one or two adventures that challenge her strength, endurance, and conditioning, knowing that will drive her to focus year-round on her health and fitness.

If you’re ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle, contact Fitness Together today.

Fitness Together
865.273.0380
www.KnoxStrong.com

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Southeastern Dermatology

The Event You’ve Been Waiting For

Join us in celebrating 17 years of Southeastern Dermatology at our annual Glammiversary celebration happening Thursday, November 5th. While things are going to look a little different this year, Glammiversary still promises unmatched discounts on products and procedures and plenty of fabulous prizes that all guests and online shoppers will be entered to win.

A Private Shopping Experience
The event will take place from 10 am to 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 5th. There will be five different limited-capacity shopping windows of an hour and a half each. Guests who reserve a time will have the opportunity to learn about our products and procedures and meet with our cosmetic team in a more intimate setting. Beer, wine, and light bites will be served. Our office will be sanitized between each timeframe.

Huge Discounts on All Products & Procedures
Glammiversary features the biggest savings of the year on all of our products and procedures. Enjoy discounts on your favorite skincare products from top brands like SkinMedica and SkinCeuticals. Find out how you can get extraordinary eyelashes with Latisse, tighten skin on your face, neck, and chest with Ultherapy, erase unwanted ink with PicoSure laser tattoo removal, or sculpt your face and body with FaceTite, BodyTite, AccuTite, and Evolve. Reverse the signs of sun damage and aging with procedures like Diamond Glow, dermaplaning, HydraFacial, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Regain a youthful appearance with our collection of anti-aging injections, including Juvéderm and Sculptra.

Shop Online
With the launch of our new online store, virtual attendees can purchase all of our products and procedures with the same special Glammiversary discounts. Online shoppers will also be entered into all of our giveaways.

Win From More Than $15,000 in Prize Packages
All guests and online shoppers at our annual celebration will be entered to win from a selection of prizes valued at more than $15,000. Shoppers have the chance to stock up on the classic wrinkle eraser Botox, correct or prevent signs of aging with the #1 best selling dermal filler Juvéderm, and eliminate fat and loose skin with the revolutionary body contouring procedure EvolveTite, a non-invasive treatment. See our website for the full list of prize packages.

Purchase a Dopp Box
Guests to this year’s Glammiversary can purchase a custom Dopp Box filled with products valued at $300. All proceeds of the Dopp Box will go to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. There are a limited number of Dopp Boxes available, so call to reserve yours before we run out!

Create Your Glammiversary Wish List
Stay ahead of the game by scheduling a complimentary consultation before the event to start working on your wish list. Tell us about the products and procedures you’re interested in trying so we can provide a customized treatment plan before you make your purchases. It’s as easy as calling us or visiting our website to request an appointment.

Call 865-474-8800 to reserve a shopping window: 10:00-11:30 am, 12:00-1:30 pm, 2:00-3:30 pm, 4:00-5:30 pm, or 6:00-7:30 pm.

Southeastern Dermatology
1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.474.8800
www.DrDoppelt.com

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Heritage Family Dentistry

Invisalign: The Clear Alternative to Braces

If you find yourself comparing your smile to others whose smiles exhibit beautiful, straight, white teeth, then perhaps it’s time you discovered just how easy it can be to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. After all, how many of those people whose smiles you envy were actually born with that perfect smile? Probably not many.

Let’s consider teeth straightening first.  Did you know that there is a procedure – in fact, the most advanced teeth straightening system available anywhere – that has already helped more than six million people achieve straighter, more natural looking smiles? Called Invisalign, these transparent aligners incrementally adjust your teeth without the use of wire braces.

Invisalign is the world’s most advanced clear aligner. By combining 20 years of research and data from six million smiles, you can trust Invisalign to deliver the smile that you deserve.

Invisalign is a modern, fully digitized experience designed to help you achieve the smile you want, the way you want it. Unlike other competitive clear aligners, Invisalign aligners use a proprietary SmartTrack® material that offers treatment times that are up to 50% faster. Patients report that Invisalign aligners fit and feel better. Also, innovations in the Invisalign procedure move more smiles, with greater predictability and control than competitive aligners.

Perhaps what you will appreciate most about the Invisalign system is that it is administered and supervised by your family dentist and not some third party dentist or orthodontist who will recommend your treatment without ever having met you. After all, who knows you better than your family dentist?

To learn how Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, call Heritage Family Dentistry at 865-816-9211 today to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation evaluation.

Heritage Family Dentistry

11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C

Farragut, TN 37934

865.816.9211

www.hfdsmiles.com

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Rediscover a Level of Medical Care That You May Have Thought No Longer Existed

While it is estimated that only 50% of our current health system and only one-third of our physicians will remain in the next decade, is it any wonder that patients who value their relationships with their providers are concerned that the future of medical care is being driven by the bottom line insurance companies? Fortunately, a growing number of private practice medical providers are pushing back against this managed care trend so common in European socialized medical models.

Gallian Medical Group, launched by husband and wife team, Scott Gallian, MD, MBA, and U.S. Air Force veteran and Lauren Gallian, FNP-BC, in nearby Hardin Valley, offers patients a totally new approach to full-service primary care in a compassionate and caring environment. Complete with in-house diagnostic lab, EKG, and X-ray services, Gallian Medical Group offers their patients a level medical excellence not often found today.

“What patients appreciate most about Gallian Medical Group is a level of care that they remember from the past,” said Scott. “Gone are the ‘bus station-like’ waiting room experiences and ‘steeple chase-like’ visits with your healthcare provider. What remains is a team and of experienced and dedicated medical professionals who are totally committed to your individual healthcare needs in a caring, compassionate, and unrushed environment.”

“We wanted to put the focus back on the patient and not lock them into a typical 15-minute box,” said Lauren. “Our patients love it. When I ask a new patient why they selected Gallian, they respond that they felt rushed or didn’t feel they were listened to at their previous doctor’s office. We don’t practice ‘assembly-line’ medicine.”

“Patients want a provider they can stay with for life, not someone that moves on after the provider’s contract expires,” said Scott. “Patients want their provider, not a replacement or substitute.”

“Our incredible medical team, including our newest team member, Gina Bearden, FNC-BC, are the real reason for our success,” added Lauren. “We feel the patients’ relationship with our medical team is as important as the patients’ relationship with us. Our staff is like family to us.”

Medicare patients especially appreciate the level of personalized attention they receive at Gallian Medical Group.

“Our Medicare patients often have more healthcare needs and higher expectations,” said Scott. “We want them to know that we’re here to meet their expectations and provide the quality care they deserve.”

Gallian Medical Group also does not want any patient to ignore their existing healthcare needs during this pandemic. You are encouraged to visit their website to learn about their recommended COVID-19 safety precautions, as well their Telemedicine services being offered.

Rediscover a level of medical care that you may have thought no longer existed.

Gallian Medical Group
10744 Hardin Valley Road, Suite 106
Knoxville, TN 37932
865.357.3790
www.gallianmedical.com

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