Working closely with our board-certified dermatologists enables our aestheticians to address both cosmetic and clinical concerns at the highest level of competency. Our staff continually educate themselves in the newest technologies and products that help clients achieve healthier skin and a better skin care experience.

SUNNY BIRDSONG

Lead Aesthetician

The power of touch has always had an influence on Sunny Birdsong’s life and career choices. A Tennessee native, Sunny began her professional career in 1999 as a licensed massage therapist. She joined Latour Skin Care Center in 2001 and, intrigued by the cutting-edge skin care and medical aesthetics procedures she observed, she studied to receive her aesthetic license in 2002. Now with over a decade of clinical skin care experience, she combines her knowledge with the latest products and procedures the industry has to offer to help her patients “grow old gracefully.”

“I want my patients to look and feel more vibrant than they have in years,” she says. “Procedures and products are undeniably a big part of what I do. But I also teach my patients lifelong skin care principles that they can replicate at home. I’ve seen firsthand the difference this approach makes in the lives of my patients. It’s incredibly rewarding.”

Sunny specializes in clinical skin care products, Exilis skin tightening and body contouring, laser hair removal, photo rejuvenation, acne treatments, facials, superficial and deep chemical peels, and facial waxing. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Tim, and they live in Spring Hill with their two French Bulldogs, Piper and James Louis.

To book a consultation or make an appointment with Sunny, please call (615) 771-1881 x4.

CHARITY F. MCCONNELL, M.D., FAAD

Owner, Supervising Physician

Dr. Charity Foster McConnell joined Franklin Dermatology Group in August of 2001. She became the first full partner to join the founders of the practice, Drs. Dana and Paul Latour, in 2003. A native Tennessean, Dr. McConnell grew up in Lexington, a small town in western Tennessee. As an undergraduate, she attended Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1992 with a B.S. in Molecular Biology. She met her future husband, Bill McConnell, while in college at Vanderbilt and they married in 1995. She attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, graduating third in her class in 1996, and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She was an internal medicine resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for two years from 1996-1998, at which point she realized that her true “calling” was dermatology. In order to realize that “calling”, she and her husband moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for her to receive her dermatology residency training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Bowman Gray Campus) from 1998-2001.

Dr. McConnell enjoys all aspects of dermatology, including medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She prides herself on thorough, high-quality care for patients of all ages. In addition, her practice philosophy is to make every patient feel important and that their voices are being heard. She also enjoys being a member in several medical and professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Nashville Dermatology Society, Tennessee Women in Medicine, the American Medical Association, and the Tennessee Medical Association.

Dr. McConnell resides in Brentwood with her husband, Bill, and their son, Foster. Away from work, Dr. McConnell’s first priority has always been spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys interior design and travel.

Alexa Boggess

ALEXA BOGGESS

Aesthetician

From an early age Alexa was surrounded by the beauty world. Growing up in her mom’s beauty shop, she was able to experience the joy and gratitude her clients had first hand. This inspired Alexa to pursue a career that would bring that joy to others. After graduating high school in 2012 Alexa set out on a new adventure.

In 2013 Alexa stepped out of her comfort zone and auditioned for the Walt Disney World Company. Shortly after, she relocated from her small town in West Virginia to Orlando, FL. There she spent three years creating magic as a character performer. Throughout her time at Disney, Alexa began learning more about different makeup and skincare brands. She started researching all of the possibilities within the beauty industry and in 2015 decided to hang up her glass slippers and move to New York City.

After moving to New York, Alexa started school at Make-Up Designory for beauty and special effects makeup. Throughout her time in the program she worked with well known photographers to build her portfolio, and worked with Major Model Management and Wilhelmina Models. After she graduated from MUD, Alexa worked at Madame Tussauds painting and repairing wax figures.

Alexa moved to Tennessee in 2017 and attended the Aveda Institute for Aesthetics. After graduating valedictorian of her class, she decided to pursue a career in medical aesthetics. Since earning her license Alexa has continued her education, becoming certified in many advanced treatments.

“As an aesthetician I want to inspire people of all ages to embrace their natural beauty, help bring out self confidence, empower them, educate them, and help them age gracefully and enjoy the journey.“

Alexa specializes in clinical skin care products, facials, acne treatments, microdermabrasion, full body waxing, clinical grade chemical peels, and microneedling. In her free time Alexa loves to travel, vlog, and spend time with her family and friends. She lives in Nashville with her corgi, Arlo.

To book a consultation or make an appointment with Alexa, please call (615) 771-1881 x4.

EVA R. PARKER, M.D., FAAD

Owner, Supervising Physician

Dr. Eva Rawlings Parker joined Franklin Dermatology Group in 2010, becoming a full partner the following year. A native of Joelton, Tennessee, Dr. Parker attended high school at Harpeth Hall. As an undergraduate at the University of Denver, she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Environmental Science. She then attended medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, graduating in 2002 as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After completing a one-year internship in internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Dr. Parker moved to Chicago to complete her residency in dermatology at Northwestern University.

After residency, Dr. Parker practiced in the Chicago area at Loyola University Medical Center, where she was an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of the Dermatology Residency Training Program, and Director of the Inpatient Dermatology Consultation Service. During this time, Dr. Parker was also very active in the dermatology community, volunteering her time to teach residents, serving as Chair of the Scientific Committee for the Chicago Dermatological Society, and authoring articles for medical journals and patient-oriented publications. Dr. Parker then transitioned into private-practice at Southwest Dermatology in Orland Park, Illinois. In 2010, she and her husband happily moved back “home” to Tennessee to be closer to their families.

Dr. Parker is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is President of the Nashville Dermatology Society. She is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Tennessee Medical Association, and American Medical Association. Her practice philosophy centers around comprehensive dermatological care with an emphasis on patient education. Her medical interests include skin cancer detection and surgery, pediatric and geriatric dermatology, skin manifestations of internal disease, psoriasis, and acne. Additionally, Dr. Parker also combines her medical knowledge with an artful eye in providing cosmetic services to her patients including Botox, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, and laser therapy — tools she uses to rejuvenate her patients with natural-looking results. Since joining the medical community in Middle Tennessee, Dr. Parker has continued to author articles in medical journals and has contributed to the “Ask an Expert” column in The Tennessean.

Dr. Parker lives in the Gulch with her husband, Stephen, also a Nashville native. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her rescued racing greyhounds. Dr. Parker is an avid traveler who also enjoys cooking and gardening. She and her husband are proud supporters of several local charities including Best Buddies Middle Tennessee and Greyhound Pets of America.

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