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It’s that time of year again. The tempting aroma of all of those holiday favorites like turkey, dressing, and homemade 7-layer apple cake can only mean one thing: Extra pounds!

Not to worry. This year many people are simply putting on their running shoes and walking across the living room to get on their new piece of fitness equipment from Fitness Solutions.

Fitness Solutions is Knoxville’s oldest and only locally owned fitness equipment store. We have a full showroom well stocked with the latest in top quality fitness equipment for the whole family – treadmills, seated and standing ellipticals, upright and recumbent bikes, rowers, home gyms, and much more.

Owner Richard Dowdy observed, “We have seen a huge increase in demand for home fitness equipment since Covid as many of our customers want to avoid the gym crowds, as well as the cross town traffic.”

Our equipment is made to last many years so the whole family can get involved in long-term fitness. As a local company, we are one of the few businesses with our own staff to deliver and set up your new equipment right where you want it.

Why choose Fitness Solutions? We hear a lot of people lament about buying fitness equipment online. There is often a long wait followed by the equipment being delivered by a service company that doesn’t specialize in fitness equipment assembly or service. We get lots of calls from folks that bought their fitness equipment online and can’t get anyone to come service their investment. Fitness Solutions not only has a trained installation staff on site, but a well qualified service team that can come right to your home after the sale if service is needed in the future.

“On quite a few occasions, customers come in and pick out their new piece of fitness equipment in our showroom, and our team has delivered on the very same day,” said Richard. “This is definitely one advantage of buying from a local company.”

Now is a great time to stop in at Fitness Solutions for new equipment. We have many of the top brands like True, Octane, Matrix, and Tuff-Stuff in stock and ready to deliver. We are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm. We are also very happy to announce that 2021 marks Fitness Solutions’ 20 year anniversary serving Knoxville!

We look forward serving you and your family soon at our showroom next to Best Buy off Cedar Bluff.

Fitness Solutions
8891 Town & Country Circle
Knoxville, TN 37923

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Southeastern Dermatology

Triton Laser Hair Removal

Remove unwanted body hair from all areas of your skin with Triton, the world’s first simultaneous multi-wavelength laser hair removal system. Unlike traditional hair removal methods such as waxing, shaving, bleaching, or using depilatory creams that only provide temporary hair reduction, laser hair removal impacts the root of the problem, providing permanent hair reduction. In the long run, laser hair removal saves time and money. It can also eliminate the pain and embarrassment of unsightly razor bumps. 

How does laser hair removal work? 
Lasers emit specific wavelengths of light that can pass through the skin and specifically target the pigment within the hair. When enough energy is absorbed by the pigment, the follicle is permanently destroyed. It is important to understand that the hair follicles have three phases of a growth cycle: Anagen, the growing phase; catagen, the transition phase; and telogen, the resting phase. Other laser hair removal treatments only target hair follicles in the active growing phase, leaving patients having to come back for up to 10 treatments. However, Triton’s combination of wavelengths means that it can combat hair removal at different stages of the hair growth cycle. Both deep hairs and newly emerging hairs can be treated at the same time, allowing patients to enjoy better results and smoother, softer skin in fewer treatment sessions.

What else makes the Triton laser hair removal device unique?
Triton, the world’s first high-powered simultaneous multi-wavelength hair removal device, is FDA approved to have simultaneous firing of multiple wavelengths on a hair removal machine. Unlike older devices, which only emit a single wavelength of light, Triton has multi-wavelength hair removal energies that work in synergy to treat the widest range of hair removal concerns. These capabilities assure patients that Triton will be the best solution for their individual hair removal needs. 

This game changing device can treat virtually all hair removal concerns such as: 
» Light hair or skin  
» Dark hair or skin  
» Fine or coarse hair  
» Medium complexion and thickness  
» Stubborn hair  
» Large body areas that require quick treatment times  
» Small sensitive areas 

Traditional laser hair removal treatments often require 6, 8, 10, or more sessions. With Triton, we are seeing 70-80% clearance in just 3 treatments (about half the number of traditional “Gold Standard” lasers) by blending these wavelengths together. 

What should I expect during and after a Triton treatment? 
Triton hair removal treatments are quick. Even large areas such as a back or legs can be treated in about 15 minutes. The effectiveness of Triton’s contact cooling makes the treatments very tolerable. A slight sunburn-like feel will be noticeable for several days, but there is no downtime. 

The fall and winter season is the best time to start your laser hair treatment. Give us a call to schedule your first appointment! 

Southeastern Dermatology
1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way
Knoxville, TN 37922

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Aqua Clear Water Systems

Have You Ever Been Stoned?

By David Brewster, Owner of Aqua Clear Water Systems, LLC

We aren’t talking about laughing on the floor in your freshman college dorm room stoned. We’re talking about crying on the toilet, questioning if you are dying, stoned. 
Kidney stones hurt! Ask a person who has experienced them to rank it on a pain scale of 1 to 10, and they’ll tell you it’s off the chart. Women will tell you it’s more painful than childbirth. Based on that, I want to do everything I can to NOT be the 1 out of 10 humans that pass a stone in their lifetime. You, too? Then, what could we do to prevent that?
Doctors will tell you the most important prevention method is drinking PLENTY of water to flush your kidneys! Except the doctor forgot to tell you one very important fact: The QUALITY of your water matters. Think about it. If your body is producing kidney stones, which are made up of calcium shards, wouldn’t it make sense to drink water that’s calcium-free?
Hard water is miracle-grow for kidney stones. If you look under your refrigerator water dispenser, you’d likely see white build-up, which is a sign your water is full of dissolved rock. If this build-up is calcifying over your showerheads, faucets, fridge water dispenser, and coffee maker, what do you think it is doing to your “internal body pipes?”
A PubMed article performed a “double-blind randomized trial” with 18 chronic kidney stone patients. In this experiment, one group drank hard water and the other soft water. Do you know what they found? In the patients who drank hard water, there was a 50% increase in the urinary calcium concentration and a 300% increase in the calcium-citrate index. So, what’s the solution? To drink pure water! 
Most of us believe bottled water is “pure.” However, most have mineral additives in them. So if you’re sick of lugging around those cheap, single-use plastic water bottles that aren’t really pure, you should invest in your own “bottled water factory!” For as low as $1 a day, you can have 4,000 purified water bottles at your kitchen sink!
Aqua Clear Water Systems can help you do that. We have installed more than 30,000 pieces of water filtration equipment over 25+ years. One client had suffered 71 stones in 1 year, but after installing our system, they NEVER had a stone again. Talk about “Changing Water, Changing Lives!”
So what are you waiting for? It doesn’t cost you a dime to have a conversation with us. We’d love to credit your account $200 just because we can’t wait to hear your kidney stone success story. Give us a call today, and it could change your health for the better!

Aqua Clear Water Systems
1767 Kevin Lane
Lenoir City, TN 37772

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Southeastern Dermatology

It’s YOUR Time to GLOW!

Experience skin that looks and feels luminous, well-nourished, and rejuvenated with DiamondGlow – a next level skin resurfacing technology that does more than skim your skin’s surface.

What is DiamondGlow?
DiamondGlow facial treatment is Allergan’s one-of-a-kind skin resurfacing treatment that simultaneously exfoliates, extracts, and infuses the skin with SkinMedica serums to deliver professional-grade results. The DiamondGlow is non-invasive with absolutely no downtime and is able to treat all skin types on the face, neck, and body. 

How Does DiamondGlow Work?
Different diamond tips allow for treatment customization based on the patient’s skin care needs. Each diamond tip evenly abrades the skin at a controlled level for maximum efficacy. Built with the innovative 3X1 technology, the signature wand simultaneously exfoliates, extracts debris, and infuses the skin with professional grade SkinMedica Pro-Infusion Serums while pores are open and ready. These serums treat hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, irregular skin texture, oily skin, acne prone skin, dehydrated and dry skin, and sun damage. 

How Will My Skin Look After Treatment?
After a DiamondGlow treatment, the skin appears brighter, fresher, healthier, smoother, clearer, and more even in skin tone. Beyond the procedure, you’ll find an improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, roughness and dryness, dark spots and discoloration, and dull, congested skin.

According to a clinical study* conducted by SkinMedica, 89% of patients experienced immediate improvement in overall dryness, 90% experienced improvement in skin radiance, and 95% reported that their skin felt more plump. Patients can return to work and resume regular activities immediately.

What Areas Can Be Treated?
Because DiamondGlow is completely customizable, it can work for all skin types and textures. DiamondGlow treats the face, around the eye area, lips, and body.  Just one 30 minute DiamondGlow session enhances clarity and luminosity.  But, what’s even better, you will see continued improvement with each treatment. 

Experience skin that feels and looks luminous, nourished, and renewed. This next-level skin resurfacing technology does more than just skim the surface. Call 865-474-8800 to schedule your DiamondGlow treatment today.

Southeastern Dermatology
1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way
Knoxville, TN 37922

*Data on file at SkinMedica

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West Knox Acupuncture

You Deserve Relief!

By Dr. Allan J. Sarrat, Co-owner of West Knox Acupuncture

Are you or a loved one suffering unnecessarily from pain or a chronic health condition? Have you been told that there are no other options or that there is no hope? We would like to introduce you to a possible solution. Now there is a clinic in West Knoxville that specializes in treating difficult cases like these. Our doctors have more than 20 years experience treating conditions like peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome / RSD, infertility, macular degeneration, and just about any pain condition you can imagine. They have worked in hospitals, pain clinics, and integrative medicine centers diagnosing and treating patients who thought there was nothing left to try. When medications, surgeries, and injections haven’t helped, don’t give up hope.

Call the professionals at West Knox Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine to schedule a consultation today. We are often the last resort with the best results.

Just see what some of our patients have said:

“Highly recommended! I have been receiving acupuncture for neck pain caused by bulging discs.” ~ Jenny B.

“My pain is minimal now, my strength is returning, and the neuropathy is virtually non-existent.” ~ Carolyn T.

“I had little to no feeling in my leg due to my MS. I have more feeling in that leg!” ~ Vanessa G.

“I have tried physical therapy and all the pills in the world, but this place makes my back feel so much better.” ~ Ari W.

Call today to schedule your consultation with our highly qualified doctors of acupuncture. Don’t live another day with unnecessary pain.

West Knox Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine
9125 Cross Park Drive
Suite 150
Knoxville, TN 37923

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Southeastern Dermatology

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

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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

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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

Farragut Family Practice
A Division of Summit Medical Group
11130 Kingston Pike, Suite 7
Knoxville, TN 37934

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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

Southeastern Dermatology
1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way
Knoxville, TN 37922

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