Old City Medspa, 104 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, February 2019
Dr. Stephen Daniel, D.D.S. has opened Old City Medspa and he’s aiming to make their services affordable than the industry average in order to reach a wider audience for their services which include hair removal, skin rejuvenation and much more. The group will host an open house this Friday which will feature demonstrations, an art exhibition as part of the First Friday Art Walk.
For Dr. Daniel, the opening represents a homecoming of sorts. Born in Baptist Hospital and raised in North Knoxville, he graduated from Central High School before attending U.T. Memphis where he received his dental credentials. In the years since he has practiced in Tennessee and Kentucky and is currently undergoing dual openings of a dental office in Morristown and the Medspa in downtown Knoxville.
Dr. Daniel and his wife, Jeana, live on Douglas Lake, but drive in to downtown Knoxville three nights a week, “to go to a movie, listen to jazz or go out to eat.” They’ve bought a condo in the Crozier with the intention of eventually moving there when the business takes off enough to require more of his attention. He’ll be there two days a week to start.
Aesthetician Mahala Brien will be on hand for most of the treatments from the beginning. Dr. Daniel’s daughters also work in the clinic. Ashton Byrne, who holds a degree in nutrition from U.T.C. is the Spa Director and his daughter Jessica Etheridge, who has a background in genetics, massage and communications, serves as Director of Marketing.
Dr. Daniel said his first encounter with laser skin tightening was about ten years ago and it was not a pleasant encounter. He said it was very painful and, when at a medical convention his wife suggested he try it again, he had no interest. She insisted this was different and once complete, he thought nothing had been done because of the absence of pain. That was his introduction to radio frequency laser skin tightening.
He contacted his friend and local anesthesiologist Mark Davenport and arranged a demonstration. The seminar was two years ago and the subsequent time has been devoted to making this Medspa happen. Dr. Davenport is the supervising physician and partner for the project.
Some of the technologies found at the downtown location are not commonly found in our area. The Polar Cryotherapy Machine pictured here, for example, is the only one of its kind in this end of the state. Many of these techniques and technologies, will be demonstrated Friday night on the following schedule:
4:30: Skin Tightening Eyes
5:00 Cryotherapy Facial
5:30 Skin Tightening Forehead
6:00 Cryotherapy Body
6:30 Skin Tightening Nasolabial Lines
7:00 Cryotherapy Facial
You’ll also find the photography of Ric Brooks on display and a grand prize of services worth about $700 will be awarded.
The business offers a range of anti-aging and other appearance services, including IPL Laser treatments for hair removal, skin rejuvenation, acne clearance, pigment reduction and vascular treatment. They offer V-Form Radio Frequency (RF) treatment for cellulite reduction, fat reduction, skin tightening and scar reduction. Facials and facial services include Cryo-facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, aquadermabrasion and dermaplaning. They also offer botox, microneedling, an Infrared Himalayan Salt Sauna, Localized Cryotherapy, full body waxing and a range of anti-aging products.
The rate structures are also different from some medspas, some of which require the purchase of a package upfront for around $1500. Old City Medspa offers a range of plans at different prices per month ranging from $100 (special opening discount) to $250. Each higher level offers a larger discount on services. There is also a facial club offering 2 to 3 different facials each month for $69 a month.
Initial hours are Mon., Wed. 9am-5pm, Tues. & Thurs. 10am-7pm, Fri. 8 am-4 pm and 1st Sat of the month: 8am-noon. A child’s play area with television and toys is also offered to make appointments more family-friendly. You can learn much more on their website and you can book an appointment there or call at (865) 247-5057. You may also follow them on Facebook (give them a “like” and welcome them to downtown).