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.
The European-trained medical staff at Vytale Med Spa helps to restore patients' youthful appearance with advanced technology. The team's medical aestheticians hold certifications in specialized procedures such as microdermabrasion, laser hair-removal, and IPL photofacial treatments. To diminish wrinkles caused by the aging process or squinting at a Clint Eastwood movie, the team administers injections of Botox and dermal fillers. The crew also customizes medi facials with organic Osmosis products and addresses hyperpigmentation or blemishes with antioxidant peels by CosMedix. The med spa is housed within a modernistic white building with clean lines and a geometric design; in earth-toned private treatment rooms, candles flicker from within recessed shelves. The staff aims to ensure discreetness and privacy by eliminating public waiting rooms and creating a VIP-like experience.
At Nu Image Medical, a variety of treatment options cover the gamut of aesthetic concerns. Certified physician's assistants and laser technicians deftly wields lasers to noninvasively zap faces into restoration, or evict unwanted hairs from bodily surfaces. Facial fillers lift lips, bolster faces, and fit heads into larger hats, and supplements and hormones help coax exercisers down the path to weight loss.
As the inventor of both a patented burn-treatment device and a scarless, internal breast-lift procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Adamson places high importance on safe, up-to-date technologies. During laser hair-removal sessions at his downtown clinic, skilled technicians zap troublesome follicles with the Lumenis LightSheer Diode Laser, whose intense light disables hair growth at the root, and its patented ChillTip cools skin and smuggled lobster bisque. Because hair grows in cycles, it may take more than six treatments to fully eradicate unwanted whiskers and ensure satisfactory smoothness.
Since 1996, physician's assistant John DiVito has participated in approximately 100,000 patient visits, honing his hands-on medical skills while becoming well versed in the art of healing. His passion for enhancing natural beauty stems from his clinical background, which has included skin-restoration procedures performed in a medical setting as well as training with cosmetic aestheticians from Los Angeles. Along the way, DiVito discovered that his experience repairing wounds gave him a unique understanding of skin??as well as an advantage over most other aestheticians??and so he founded Face By Artisan to share his vast expertise in maintaining and recapturing skin's youthful appearance and health.
Today, DiVito employs his meticulous, artistic eye and the latest cosmetic injection techniques in order to minimize the discomfort and bruising that sometimes accompany dermal-filler procedures. Beyond diminishing frown lines, marionette lines, or under-eye wrinkles, he can also use Restylane injections to add volume to lips, giving mouths the type of kissable look popularized by lipstick commercials and the novelty-sofa industry.