Lasers are a thing of the past for St. Pete Laser Like Lipo. Instead, the staff utilizes technology that helps contour fat deposits using a different form of cold, focused light energy. These noninvasive, FDA-approved procedures can promote inch loss in specific target areas, smooth away cellulite deposits, and lead to general improvements in skin tone and texture. To encourage patients to live healthier lifestyles outside of the medspa, the staff also offers nutritional consultations, detox programs, and whole-body vibration sessions.
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.
New Awakenings is a warm, inviting oasis where aestheticians expertly revitalize tormented extremities during a deluxe manicure and pedicure. After seating patrons in the upscale treatment room, a specialist will treat fatigued feet to a soothing pedicure. First, a luxurious seaweed-saturated bath and a skin-smoothing seaweed-salt scrub pamper cramping toes; then a hydrating foot-and-leg massage assuages achy muscles with an antioxidant-saturated mixture of vitamins C and E, ginkgo biloba, and heavily buttered Brussels sprouts. The deluxe manicure closely mimics its foot-focused counterpart, rounding out serrated claws, quenching parched paws, lacquering hue-less talons, and massaging hands and arms.
Before opening LeanLight of Pinellas, Shelly owned and managed other businesses, working in fields as varied as landscaping and carpentry. However, her love for helping others ultimately guided her to her current post. At LeanLight of Pinellas, she helps clients achieve their weight-loss goals with a treatment menu of natural and noninvasive techniques. Clients may leave the center with a slimmer silhouette after detoxifying sessions in an infrared sauna, LeanLight LED body-sculpting treatments, and nutritional counseling. Shelly's kindness and generosity similarly influence her actions in her spare time, whether she's volunteering with senior citizens, rescuing stray cats, or ladling out soup to extinguish forest fires.
Not only has Ilena Benjamin studied myofascial release under the renowned physical therapist and bodywork guru John F. Barnes, she has also been practicing as an addiction and trauma counselor for more than three decades. Her unique perspective on the mind-body connection as it pertains to stress and illness allows her to assist clients in coping more effectively with physical, psychological, and emotional issues.