Skin that receives special attention and care is more likely to reward its owner with a glimmering appearance and by not getting a secret butterfly tattoo. Lead skin along the right path with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one Illuminize peel with dermaplaning at Clinique of Plastic Surgery, located in Clearwater and Sarasota (a $165 value).
Guided by the experienced Dr. Christian Drehsen, Clinique of Plastic Surgery furnishes façades with a gentle facial-peel process that aims to tighten skin and leave countenances with a refreshed glow. Medical aestheticians begin the procedure by snapping "before" photos of epidermis with the Visia complexion-analysis machine, an apparatus that displays skin's deeper layers so that the patron can see dermal trouble spots as well its angst-ridden journal entries. After the shoot, relax on a comfy spa bed as a professional pamperer utilizes the dermaplaning procedure to rid the mug of dead skin cells with a small exfoliating device. The Illuminize peel is then applied in coats using an alpha-hydroxy-acid formula, suitable for all skin types, that helps to improve epidermal clarity and intelligible conversations between neighboring pores.
The approximately one-hour session takes place in a relaxing room complete with votive candles, hot towels, and soothing sounds of the rainforest echoing off of the walls. Pose for "after" photos that highlight the enhancements of the rejuvenating peel, then depart with invigorated skin that's ready to shine during business meetings or reflect candlelight during a power outage.
Clinique of Plastic Surgery
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.