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.
Helmed by vision-boosting veteran Dr. Michael Lange, Lange Eye Care & Associates enhances on-the-fritz ocular orbs with a wide selection of fetching specs. The showroom furnishes frames ($69–$200) from popular brands such as Vera Bradley, Charmant, Claiborne, and Essence, attractively encircling eyes and lending wearers an air of wisdom only otherwise attainable by being friends with an owl. Lenses come in a range of styles and materials, from single-vision plastic lenses ($77+) to no-line bifocal plastic lenses ($285+), which correct sight with discrete dual prescriptions. Friendly opticians aid guests in their quest for the perfect pair of glasses, offering suggestions based on look, lifestyle, and professional need to whip off frames in baffled surprise.
We focus on removal of tattoos and have 3 different wavelengths that give us the ability to remove all colors of ink. People are finding their cool tattoo is not so cool in the eyes of their future employer. We want to offer a safe and affordable way to erase those mistakes.
Dr. Frank J. Averill leads by example. His clinic, St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute, is built on a philosophy and mission statement of physical and spiritual nourishment designed to help each of his clients flourish through weight loss or management of chronic illness.
The doctor's expertise ranges from lung diseases to allergies and asthma to sleep issues. He has also designed his own medical weight-loss program that uses B12 shots, nutritional counseling, and physician counseling to keep his clients losing weight in a healthy way. When not in the office helping his patients or doing clinical research, he and his wife can be heard on WTBN radio station during their talk show On the Air with a Real Married Couple, which comes directly after On the Air with a Real Disc Jockey but before On the Air with a Real Human Being.
Experts in traditional and alternative medicine led by David Minkoff, MD, work to uncover and resolve the underlying causes behind health issues at LifeWorks Wellness Center. Treatments combine holistic techniques such as homeopathy and kinesiology with high-tech procedures such as pulsed-energy therapy, which can help soothe chronic swelling and pain. Additionally, Dr. George Springer specializes in treating the symptoms and the underlying causes of fatigue problems, whether they stem from hormone imbalance, thyroid problems or other issues. The recently incorporated skincare program, led by nurse practitioner Sue Morgan, includes Botox and other wrinkle-reducing treatments that can help boost clients' self-esteem and the likelihood of faces getting carded when buying milk shakes.
New Horizon MediSpa offers medically supervised weight-loss and aesthetic treatments at three Tampa-area locations staffed by friendly, bilingual employees. Weight-loss programs include evaluations from doctors and nurse-practitioners who prescribe pharmaceutical weight-loss medications or weight-loss injections that stimulate the thin-down process. Another avenue to a slimmer belt is the low-calorie meal-replacement program, which includes a regimen of foods that can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Technicians also pare down pounds with nonsurgical ultrasonic-cavitation treatments that use ultrasonic waves to break up fat cells and often lead to slimmer figures and less-taxed hula-hoops. A variety of aesthetic treatments are available as well, including Botox injections, microdermabrasion, and wrinkle fillers such as Radiesse.