Woolfson Eye Institute’s founder and medical director Dr. Jonathan Woolfson is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who has performed more than 70,000 laser vision-correction procedures. Such clinical experience has helped him earn the trust of other medical professionals; he has performed more than 300 surgeries on his fellow eye doctors and trained and certified more than 100 North American LASIK surgeons. He has also fine-tuned the eyesight of professional athletes, including Ovie Mughelli, Curtis Lofton, and Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons.
Dr. Woolfson draws upon this extensive experience each time he customizes a laser procedure to his patients’ needs. He and his staff of doctors begin every treatment with in-depth consultations, where they determine the lasers, instruments, and novelty sound effects needed to successfully enhance eyesight. Once they’ve completed their procedures, they also offer eligible patients a Lifetime Assurance Plan, granting them free lifetime access to any fine-tuning surgeries.
Tense and craggily bodies are swaddled in soul-smoothing tranquility in Trace Retreat Store & Spa's cozy interior. The signature facial ($75) delves deep into troubled pores, using galvanic currents and steam to revitalize weary complexions and balance mug moisture. During 30-minute microdermabrasion treatments ($60), diamond-tipped wands are waved above faces to buff away the top layer of cells and subsequently erase surface wrinkles, discoloration, and minor scars from failed first dates with bumblebees. Three aromatherapy choices enrich the aroma salt glow body-scrub treatment ($75 value), which exfoliates body skin to reveal a brighter, more youthful appearance from head to foot-finger.
Licensed massage therapist Jessica Dies applies her nine years of experience to each stroke as she soothes tense muscles inside Synergy Holistic Spa, which houses more than 20 holistic practitioners. Jessica blends deep-tissue techniques with trigger-point therapy in her massages, which she performs using her hands, forearms, and three-foot antennae. She also puts her own spin on relaxing Swedish techniques and skillfully performs prenatal, and hot-stone massage, as well as detoxifying lymphatic massage which can help reduce water weight.
Captained by owner and board-certified family nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife Amy T. Cole, the team of board-certified nurses and friendly hand puppets ascertain the core cause of patients' ailments with holistic treatment plans emphasizing overall wellness. A full-service center, Cole Family Practice covers everything from general family care, gynecology, and pediatric care to alternative medicine. With extensive knowledge and strategies, the practice's team helps patients lose weight, customize a hormone-treatment plan, eradicate spider veins, and nurse practitioners Annie Cole-Bradley and Panayiota Smeathers administer injections.
Licensed cosmetologist Vicki Stafford has helped beautify people in the Knoxville area for the last 13 years. For seven of those years, she also helped educate, serving as a cosmetology instructor. Now, at her one-room salon suite, she focuses directly on her customer’s hair, snipping stylish coifs and altering hair's hues with highlights and color. She also offers Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratriplex treatments, which improve hair strength and shine by infusing locks with keratin proteins, a welcome respite from the T-bone steaks you’ve been making hair eat every night.