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What’s a Facial?

This post will cover the basic steps of a facial, one of the best ways to take care of your skin. Especially when it's given by an experienced, knowledgeable esthetician. A facial cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complextion, and can help your skin look younger too! Consultation. A facial should begin with a consultation. The esthetician might have you fill out a form that has questions about your skin concerns, your diet, how much water you drink, drugs and supplements you [...]

By |2018-10-10T14:27:46+00:00July 27th, 2015|News|

L.W. – Knoxville, TN

"I was at the hospital at 5:30am for a 7:30am surgery time for my breast reduction. Surgery completed and left for home at 12:30!  What an amazing experience! Minimal pain afterwards (took pain meds 1 day) and a very quick recovery. So happy I did this.  In 60 years old and breasts had seemed to increase in size each year.  This was particularly tough because I have herniated discs in my neck.  At 6 weeks out, I am completely delighted.  Have much less neck strain (from [...]

By |2018-10-10T13:59:03+00:00March 16th, 2015|Testimonials|

B.J. – Knoxville, TN

"A chemical peel 25 years ago left my face ashen and scarred.  Donna has worked wonders with the Fraxel Dual laser treatment!  The process has been slow but steady.  The scars are thinner or, have completely disappeared, depending on the original thickness in the area.  In addition to being effective, the process has been pleasurable because of the staff!  Everyone is friendly and helpful.  This experience with Donna could not have been better!"

By |2018-10-04T13:53:43+00:00March 11th, 2015|Testimonials|

D.S. – Powell, TN

"After 14 years without a breast following a Mastectomy, I was thrilled to find Dr. Tom Gallaher and Dr. Caren Gallaher!  They helped me physically and emotionally.  They have taken great care of me."

By |2018-10-10T13:35:54+00:00February 23rd, 2015|Testimonials|

N.M. – Knoxville, TN

"Wonderful experience - staff great and helpful.  Dr. Gallaher listened to what I wanted - and I received it!  That is important!  Very pleased even at two weeks after surgery.  Will send people this way!  Thank you!!!"

By |2018-10-10T14:09:36+00:00December 15th, 2014|Testimonials|

Maintaining healthy and youthful skin

Maintaining healthy and youthful skin is a lifetime commitment in a battle against time, genetics and our environment. The three most important skincare products you need to be using daily are sunscreen, human growth factors and retinol.  We’ve got you covered at GallaherSpa.  Here are a few of our favorites: SUNSCREEN Neocutis Journee Day Cream SPF30 $185 – A one minute skin care application that offers the benefits of 4 products: skin revitalization, photo protection, anti oxidant care and hydration. […]

By |2018-10-04T13:19:19+00:00December 12th, 2014|News|

K.K. – Rockwood,TN

"Wonderful experience with the procedure I went through. Dr. Gallaher and his office staff were very helpful and made me feel very comfortable."

By |2018-10-10T13:53:54+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Testimonials|

Welcome Brooke Nix, PA-C!

Join us in Welcoming Brooke Nix, PA-C, to Gallaher Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and GallaherSpa MD! Brooke joins our practice with more than 12 years of dermatology experience with emphasis in medical cosmetic procedures.  Brooke has extensive expertise in Botox Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and laser treatments.  She has been a clinical trainer and speaker for Allergan IND., the makers of Botox, Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, and Latisse for more than eight years.  Brooke was also fortunate to be chosen as a demonstration injector at the Dr. Maurcio [...]

By |2018-10-10T14:25:15+00:00November 14th, 2014|News|

The Basic 6-step at Home Skincare Regimen

While many of us are constantly on the go and do not have time for a lengthy skin care routine, properly caring for your skin is important. This basic 6-Step at home skincare regimen, which I outline, will keep your face looking as youthful as possible in between getting facial services. Proper at home maintenance is crucial to help achieve your skin care goals. Morning: Step 1: Cleanse  Be sure to find the right cleanser for your skin type. If you have dry skin, generally a [...]

By |2018-10-04T13:23:07+00:00November 7th, 2014|News|

M.S.- Jacksboro, TN

"Dear Dr. Gallaher & Staff, Thanks for your kindness and care during the time I have been a patient. I really feel that you have my best interest and care at your office.  Again, "Thanks" and I'm looking forward to my surgery."

By |2018-10-10T14:07:01+00:00October 13th, 2014|Testimonials, Uncategorized|

Latest Blog

Lymphatic Drainage Massage also known as Detox Massage is a form of massage that stimulates the lymphatic system with gentle massaging strokes.  The lymphatic system is made up of lymph nodes, lymph vessels and organs.  Part of the body’s defense system, the lymph nodes remove microorganisms and other foreign substances acting as a filtration system that keeps very small matter, such as bacteria, from entering the bloodstream.  Stimulating the lymphatic system through manual lymphatic drainage will activate all of the above functions as well as increase [...]

By |2018-10-10T14:00:42+00:00October 10th, 2014|News|

M.M.- Sevierville, TN

"I could not be any more pleased with the professionalism and kindness shown by Dr. Gallaher and all of his staff. My surgery results were even better than I expected. I will highly recommend this office to anyone needing these services.  Thank you ALL so much!"

By |2018-11-19T07:08:39+00:00September 29th, 2014|Testimonials|

Wake Up with Make Up

Permanent  makeup or micro-pigmentation is a process whereby pigments are implanted beneath the epidermis (top layer of skin), into the dermal layer (2nd layer of skin), by micro insertion.  This technique has been medically developed and specifically designed for a safe permanent application. Top 10 Reasons to get Permanent Makeup… 1.  Convenience 2.  Thinning Brows 3.  Allergies […]

By |2018-10-01T14:10:29+00:00September 26th, 2014|News|

What goes in YOUR body?

What we put in our body has a direct impact on what shows up on our skin.  It’s through our skin that a great percentage of toxins are released throughout the day, and although we can’t control many of the environmental toxins we meet during the day (pollution, secondhand smoke etc) we do have control of exactly what goes in our body. In order to create a radiant, glowing complexion, it is important to incorporate a number of key vitamins and minerals into your daily diet: [...]

By |2018-10-04T13:07:54+00:00September 12th, 2014|News|


The very word itself can take on a negative connotation.  Car maintenance.  Home maintenance.  Lawn maintenance.  The list goes on and on.  Have you every thought of “self maintenance”?  I know…this is the part where you roll your eyes and insert the phrase “who has time for that?” As we all know, life does not naturally carve out moments of peace and reflection.  Many times we have to make time for ourselves.  Treating yourself to a one hour massage is a great way to maintain your [...]

By |2018-10-04T13:05:22+00:00September 5th, 2014|News|

Not sure which injectable dermal filler is right for you?

You have researched.  You have read and reread.  And you are still not sure which injectable dermal filler is right for you.  Don't worry.  That's where the outstanding professional care and experience of Gallaher Plastic Surgery and the entire team at GallaherSpa MD comes in to help you find the best course of skin care treatment for your specific needs. Our team knows that determining what type of dermal filler you need depends on a lot of factors, including, but not limited to:  Your specific skin [...]

By |2018-10-04T13:16:20+00:00August 29th, 2014|News|

Why Exfoliate?

There are a number of reasons to exfoliate, all of them ultimately have the same goal to achieve a healthier appearing complexion. Dry Skin - Dry Skin builds up and flaking is the end result.  Cold, dry weather is frequently the cause.  Overuse of drying perfume-filled non pH-balanced cleansers is another.  Use a gentle soap-free cleanser and moisturizer frequently; ideally with a product that contains a chemical exfoliate such as SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser.  Body scrubs can be beneficial when used a few times per week.  This [...]

By |2018-10-04T13:17:46+00:00August 15th, 2014|News|

Our first line of defense: Antioxidants

Let's face it.  Aging is inevitable and here at GallaherSpa MD, we believe that aging gracefully and naturally is the golden ticket to age-appropriate, swoon-worthy skin. How to get there?  Apply a topical antioxidant religiously and daily.  Antioxidants are our 1st line of defense against the major skin-aging culprits like, sun, pollution, free radicals and collagen depletion. Think of this image:  cut open an apple and leave it on the counter for 1 minute.  What happens?  The skin browns and shrivels slowly over time due to [...]

By |2018-10-04T13:12:58+00:00August 8th, 2014|News|

What Toxic Chemicals is Your Body Absorbing?

Ever wonder what that long list of ingredients is on that bottle of lotion or shampoo you use?  If it is sold in stores it must be fine to use, right?  Maybe you should take a minute and look again the next time you go shopping for every day  toiletries, cosmetics, hair and skin care products.  Keep in mind that the FDA only requires companies to list the ingredients that are in a product from highest quantity to lowest quantity but not what the ingredient actually [...]

By |2018-10-04T13:20:59+00:00August 1st, 2014|News|

L.A. Knoxville, TN

"Dr. Gallaher is a wonderfully skilled surgeon whom goes out of his way to take great care of you!  Being a cancer survivor, he and his staff and Dr. Caren put me at ease from the beginning.  I am very happy!"

By |2018-11-19T07:06:12+00:00July 29th, 2014|Testimonials|

For Your Eyes Only…

Your eyes are the window to your soul. The skin surrounding your eyes is the thinnest on your body - therefore the most vulnerable to premature aging. Eye cream isn't just for bedtime, it is just as important to treat them during the day too.  Your skin is challenged by the outside stressors such as free-radicals, environmental toxins and the sun. Keep your eye skin moist, protected and in a healthy state by using the most clinically advanced options on the market.  Here at Gallaher Plastic [...]

By |2018-10-04T13:09:30+00:00July 25th, 2014|News|


"Many may wonder, what is the difference between products available in drug stores, department stores and physicians offices?  Skin care products available through physicians offices are often referred to as "medical grade".  Medical grade products have the highest percentages of active ingredients.  Drug store brands have the lowest quality of ingredients as well as the lowest percentage of active ingredients.  It is unlikely you will see drastic changes in your skin.  Department stores have products that may be a little better, but you are paying more [...]

By |2018-10-01T14:22:54+00:00July 18th, 2014|News|

What does beauty mean to you?

July 14-19 gloMinerals Week Advanced pharmaceutical - grade ingredients, natural high-pigment minerals and the power of antioxidants makes gloMinerals the mineral makeup line preferred by dermatologists and leading skincare professionals worldwide. LIKE our Facebook page to receive daily discounts on gloMinerals products! FREE color matching with any gloMinerals foundation! Staff favorites reveals!  Contests to be entered! Make up tips & tricks to achieve a glowing complexion! Stop by through out the week at our spa location in Bearden for exclusive deals!  

By |2018-10-10T14:25:43+00:00July 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Stress, weight gain & aging…Oh My!!!

These words are simply taboo in our society and we do all we can to prevent, slow down and erase signs of all three. Have you ever considered massage as a way to reduce stress?  Excessive amounts of cortisol and adrenaline can take its toll on the body and can contribute to premature aging and weight gain as well as other health issues.  Massage increases "feel good" hormones in the body such as serotonin and dopamine.  These hormones help combat stress and leave you feeling relaxed [...]

By |2018-10-04T13:14:35+00:00July 11th, 2014|News|

T.S. Corryton,TN

"The staff at Gallaher Plastic Surgery is the greatest I have ever met, at any doctor's office. From the receptionists to Dr. Gallaher and everyone in between. They are all wonderful!"

By |2018-11-19T07:10:54+00:00June 30th, 2014|Testimonials|

R.C. – Knoxville, TN

"My experience here has been great. Dr. Gallaher and the Staff have always treated me with respect and patience. A bilateral mastectomy is a difficult thing to go through physically and mentally.  Every concern I have had has been handled in a way that makes me feel that I am important to them.  I haven't been the greatest patient at times, but I always leave feeling that I have been taken care of.  Thank you for caring for me!"

By |2018-10-10T14:15:04+00:00May 12th, 2014|Testimonials|

Massage Therapy

It's been a long time coming and it's finally here! Massage Therapy will now be offered at GallaherSpa located in Bearden! Call 865/671.3888 or, 865/330.1188 to schedule at any of our convenient locations. Saturday & extended hours appointments available upon request at our Bearden location only.

By |2018-10-10T14:09:15+00:00May 7th, 2014|News|

B. S-W. – Clinton, TN

"Donna has got to be one of the greatest doctors I have ever had the pleasure to see; and I've seen a lot. Along with Donna, Andi was also a favorite for me. Thank You so much ladies for making me feel better about myself now, than when I first came in. You guys worked miracles. Thanks always."

By |2018-10-04T14:09:19+00:00May 7th, 2014|Testimonials|

Before/After Gallery

The Before/After Gallery is available for viewing.  Thank you for your patience!                                                                                        The Gallaher Staff

By |2018-11-19T06:42:36+00:00April 18th, 2014|News|


"Thank You for taking the time to speak to me this morning.  You have been very helpful.  I wanted to let you know my treatment at your spa was wonderful!  I highly recommend Pamela!  She was great, great, great!"

By |2018-11-19T07:00:52+00:00April 8th, 2014|Testimonials|

E.P. Clinton, TN

"After dealing with more than 30 years of a very painful problem and negative answers in other offices; I found great relief and would and have recommended Gallaher Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to anyone."

By |2018-11-19T07:01:57+00:00March 26th, 2014|Testimonials|

YOU spoke & WE listened!

BIG changes and more convenient hours to serve YOU! Donna Cress NP, will be operating the following schedule beginning March 24, 2014. Monday:  Westland ALL day 8am - 2:30pm Tuesday:  Powell ALL day 8am - 2:00pm Wednesday:  Westland ALL day 8am - 2:30pm Thursday:  Cherokee Plaza ALL day 10am - 4:30pm Friday:  Westland ALL day 8am - 2:30pm BRILLIANTLY CONVENIENT NOW available - Brilliant Distinctions Mobile App for iPhone FREE download Access your account View your points Create and redeem coupons for instant savings Already a [...]

By |2018-10-10T14:28:30+00:00March 12th, 2014|News|

B.C. Clinton, TN

"I am extremely pleased with Donna and the whole staff on how I was treated and how gently Donna is when doing my Botox.  Very, Very Professional!"

By |2018-11-19T07:01:10+00:00February 25th, 2014|Testimonials|

E.L. Knoxville, TN

"It is amazing to go from being flat chested from a double Masectomy to having breasts the size I was when I was a teenager.  Plus they will never sag - lol!  I thank God Almighty in Heaven for giving men like Dr. Gallaher the ability to give a person their life back to a normal looking body again.  God Bless you Dr. Gallaher and your staff for everything you have done for me!"

By |2018-10-10T13:36:47+00:00February 25th, 2014|Testimonials, Uncategorized|

S.E. Lenoir City, TN

"I could not ask for a better doctor with a commitment to providing the best possible care, before and after surgery. Dr. Tom Gallaher went far and above my expectations in providing the best results from surgery. He is a great doctor and a good guy on top of that.  Thank You Dr. Gallaher.  I can't begin to Thank You and Your staff (Pam and Stacey) enough."

By |2018-10-10T14:19:43+00:00February 21st, 2014|Testimonials|

E.S. Crossville, TN

"I am very pleased with my care in Breast Cancer Reconstruction.  It has been a blessing having a Doctor who does wonderful work and also cares about his patients as an individual."

By |2018-11-19T07:02:23+00:00February 14th, 2014|Testimonials|

L.W. Maryville, TN

"I received excellent care before, during and after my Breast Reconstruction surgery! I am pleased with the results. Dr. Tom and Caren are very caring and very knowledgeable of their field."

By |2018-11-19T07:05:09+00:00January 17th, 2014|Testimonials|

C.S. LaFollette, TN

"I HAD Breast Cancer. Dr. Caren Gallaher did my double Mastectomy and Dr. Tom Gallaher did my reconstruction. They are both great doctors."

By |2018-11-19T07:01:37+00:00January 13th, 2014|Testimonials|

K.C. Knoxville, TN

"Dr. Gallaher and Staff showed a lot of concern and friendliness when I was going through a very critical time in my Life.  He made me feel that I could stop thinking the worst of how I would look after surgery.  I am proud to say I would recommend anyone in need for a Good Surgeon and Staff.  May God Bless You All."

By |2018-10-10T13:53:28+00:00October 11th, 2013|Testimonials|
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