David B. Reath, MD
Knoxville, TN (865) 450-9253

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The Wrong Time For Your Skin Care Treatment

Want to know one thing you can do to maximize your skin care results? Hint: It’s not just about picking the right procedure. As the old saying goes, “The right thing at the wrong time becomes the wrong thing.” Licensed Aesthetician Christy Ledford explains why the timing of your treatment is so important, and what … Read more »

How the New Opiod Law Affects Your Recovery (and our brilliant solution for leftover pills)

On July 1 of this year, our state legislature passed “The Tennessee Together Plan”, which regulates the use and prescription of narcotic pain medications. The intent of this law is certainly laudable: to curb the overuse of opioids such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxycontin, and fentanyl, to name a few. Certainly, as a state we need … Read more »

Plastic Surgery Award Winners 2018

It’s official. New Beauty Magazine’s Spring/Summer “Best of the Best” is out. We haven’t noticed any of the editors hanging out at our practice lately, still it’s uncanny how many of our procedures were named “Industry Breakthroughs” and “Best In-Office Treatments”. Many of our favorite skin care products made the list as well. It’s always nice … Read more »

Our Game-Changing SkinPen Procedure: Yay! No Blood Required. Part 2

A better way to get your growth factors. I left off Part 1 of my last (vampirish) article with the question of whether there was an easier way to acquire and use growth factors for microneedling than drawing blood and using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Could we find a product with a consistent yield of the growth … Read more »

Shining Light on “Vampire” PRP Skin Care Procedures. Part 1

Lately there has been a lot of discussion about platelet rich plasma, or PRP. It’s being used mainly in orthopedics and sports medicine to boost healing in bone grafts and fractures. So naturally, people in the world of aesthetics are jumping on the bandwagon. Where the vampires come in. Microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma) … Read more »

An Epic Victory Over Obesity: A Reath Patient Story

One of our very dear patients has written the following about her life journey of dealing with obesity. Not only has she very effectively dealt with this, but she has truly changed her life. My staff and I have been honored to help her achieve her goals and dreams. Her words and her life are … Read more »

7 Hottest Trends To Beautify Your 2018

I hope 2017 has been a good year for you, because it’s been a great year for our Knoxville plastic surgery practice in so many ways. At this time of the year I like to reflect back over the past year with an eye to the future to take stock of where we are, where … Read more »

My New Skin Care Addiction

Few things in my business change as much as skin care lines. Some of these changes we like, others not so much. Our most recent change has been to bring in SkinMedica skin care products. These come from Allergan, our good friend who also brings us Botox, fillers such as Juvederm and Voluma, CoolSculpting and … Read more »

My Plastic Surgery “Patients Of Courage”

Each year at our annual meeting, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recognizes several patients as their “Patients of Courage”. These remarkable individuals have had incredible journeys dealing with injuries, breast cancer, or congenital deformities with the help of plastic surgery. They have further gone on to “give back” to society through their experiences. … Read more »

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