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In a profile for Plastic Surgery Practice's 2011 Top Docs feature, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Drehsen described how a person's entire facial expression, rather than just sagging cheeks or crow's-feet, is the object of his practice at Venus Clinique Spa by Clinique of Plastic Surgery. This comprehensive approach reflects his mastery of artistic composition, as well as his extensive experience, which is capped by more than two decades of sculpting the denizens of the Tampa Bay area, including mermaids built in sand. After thorough immersion in all fields of plastic surgery at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, he sought out specialized studies in hand surgery and microsurgery and developed a deft touch with children and burn victims during his residency at Morton Children's Hospital in Louisville. His steady hand is constantly innovating ways to harmonize features. He reimagined the face-lift to replicate the firm cheeks and stifling ennui of someone in their mid-twenties and repurposed clients' fat cells as catalysts for their own rejuvenation. Computer imaging helps his patients to see and evaluate what he envisions and then collaborate in the creative process. His practice has grown to three locations, two of which offer non-surgical aging solutions. There, medical aestheticians lavish complexions in carefully engineered Obagi and SkinMedica products while a nurse practitioner injects wrinkles and sagging cheeks with seven kinds of FDA approved dermal fillers and volumizers. Lasers work overtime at the spa, smoothing cellulite, routing unwanted hair and veins, and promoting even skin all over the body.

3900 Clark Rd
Sarasota,
FL
US

Natural Health Center's doctor of oriental medicine, Mary Kay Cetan, taps into the ideologies of traditional Chinese medicine, which dates back more than 5,000 years and conceptualizes the body as a landscape affected by emotional and physical climates. Holistic services and supplements combat both acute and chronic ailments. Hair-thin acupuncture needles safely boost blood and energy flow to assuage pain and enhance internal functions, such as the digestive process that turns blue cotton candy back into blueberries. A licensed massage therapist with more than 35 years of kneading experience aims soothing strokes at pent-up aches, tension, and knots. Honed over 2,000 years, homeopathy mediates bodily discordances with diluted doses of irritants, such as a naturally derived onion substance that wards off watery eyes or a pulverized Cupid's arrow that heals heartbroken clients.

2344 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota,
FL
US

The staff at Natural Healing Arts Medical Center takes a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to health and fitness. Inside two Florida facilities, a roster of doctors teams up with chiropractors, massage therapists, and wellness counselors. They each work to structure personalized programs for patients with services ranging from chiropractic care and acupuncture to more modern treatments such as laser therapy. In an effort to foster continued care at home, the staff offers tips to optimize the healing process for current injuries or preventive measures against future aches and pains.

2030 Bee Ridge Rd.
Sarasota,
FL
US

A master of cosmetic and ceramic dentistry, Dr. Kevin J. Krause of Krause Dental rebuilds and maintains Kodak-worthy smiles. All dental services offered utilize advanced technology, including digital x-rays, which have 97% less radiation than traditional x-rays and 1,000,000% less radiation than the sun. Floral furniture welcomes tooth owners to Dr. Krause’s comfortable office, which also features televisions in treatment rooms, aiming to entertain patients during cleaning sessions.

7208 Beneva Rd
Sarasota,
FL
US

Florida Laser and Wellness Center restores thinning manes to youthful fullness with FDA-approved laser treatments. One of the strongest hair-restoration lasers in the world, the center's Halo Elite low-level laser features 171 diodes and full automation, preventing the sort of laser-beam overexposure that accounts for 90 percent of all unwanted superpowers. In the 12-and-a-half-minute treatments, the lasers stimulate torpid follicles, increasing blood flow to the scalp as well as cellular metabolism to make scalp-bound hair-spinners kick into overdrive. The treatments can be highly effective, with patients typically seeing results within four to six months of treatment. The Florida Laser and Wellness Center reports hair loss ceasing in 85% of clients, coupled with a 78% increase in hair strength and a 25% increase in hair thickness. Most patients report little sensation during the treatment, allowing them to relax, watch TV, read a magazine, or compose scathing acrostics using the names of ill-loved school superintendents.

1517 State St
Sarasota,
FL
US

Venetian Dental offers full range of dental services for adults and children of all ages. Our friendly and highly professional staff is fully dedicated to patient comfort and the quality of care we provide. We provide the best and the latest in dental technology and treatment options.

1058 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota,
FL
US