Health & Wellness

Health: A Beautiful New You

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With more than 30 years in plastic surgery, Dr. Christian Drehsen is known for his unique aesthetic approach to giving his patients their ultimate dream of beauty. With an impeccable eye for symmetry and proportion, Dr. Drehsen’s aesthetic instincts and artistic passion have allowed him to produce exquisite results for thousands of patients.

The opening of the downtown St. Pete’s ZO Skin Centre® ( by Dr. Zein Obagi), Dr. Drehsen takes one step closer to ensuring his beautiful clients can enjoy and maintain rejuvenated skin.

With elegant ZO Skin Centre® locations in SoCal (Newport Beach Fashion Island, Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach, San Gabriel, Pasadena), Dubai and Cairo this is the first franchise and the only East Coast location.

Having been trained by Dr. Zein Obagi in Beverly Hills, Dr. Drehsen believes in the ZO® philosophy to create and maintain healthy skin for life – for all patients. All services are inspired by the ZO® Skin Health Circle™, which takes into account Prevention, Therapy, Daily Skincare and Maintenance, with products that are formulated and developed to do just that.

Dr. Obagi, board-certified dermatologist

A Marriage Made In Science and Aesthetics

Dr. Obagi and Drehsen share a passion for skin health and want to help people look younger indefinitely. Both believe that healthy skin is naturally smooth, strong, firm, even-toned, hydrated and free of disease.

Dr. Drehsen liked the ZO® system because it works for every skin type and ethnic group as well as for those with no medispa procedure, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery.

“It’s like washing and waxing your car to maintain a facelift. If the skin is not maintained, invigorated and renewed, it no longer glows as in the beginning,” says Dr. Drehsen, noting that the ravages of makeup also affect skin health as does aging and too much Florida sun.

Adds Dr. Obagi: “We are serving and treating a growing number of men who are increasingly looking for healthy skin and looking for anti-aging solutions.”

Every treatment at the new ZO Skin Centre® delivers visible improvements, customized for a guest’s specific skincare needs and performed by highly skilled aestheticians trained in the principles, protocols and methods of Dr. Zein Obagi.

Who Is Dr. Obagi?

A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Obagi is a world-renowned skincare expert, award-winning inventor, educator and author. An inventor of skin health since 1988, Dr. Obagi explains what makes ZO® products different than anything currently on the market.

“Many other products on the market are outdated. We have discovered within the last 10 years the negative effects of inflammation and glycation, the need to enhance skin strength and increase the skin’s ability to resist negative effects of many internal and external factors, and the need to enhance our skin’s ability to repair damaged skin DNA.”

With ZO® products, Dr. Obagi has incorporated all of the agents and ingredients necessary to achieve the skin rejuvenation results addressing disease-specific systems through well-defined and easy-to-follow protocols while restoring skin health at the same time. The result: a more flexible product line, better treatment and happier patients.

Dr. Obagi chose Clinique of Plastic Surgery and Dr. Drehsen because of his excellent reputation; his talent and experience in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery; and his commitment to skin health.

Photo courtesy of ZO Skin Health, Inc.

Expert Analysis, Personalized Products and Services

Physicians at each ZO Skin Centres® begin their relationships with patients by conducting 45-minute skin evaluations, looking at the skin on the face, neck, scalp, ears, décolleté, back and hands. A personalized skin-care program is developed to address any acne, melasma, sun damage, skin laxity, volume loss, wrinkles or related concerns. Follow-up assessments evaluate the progress of the guest’s skin-care programs.

It’s all about prevention and averting skin ailments before they occur. Says Dr. Obagi: “We can prevent sun damage, aging, pigmentation and acne if we start delivering to the skin formulations that will help the skin work properly. At the ZO Skin Centre®, we are able to diagnose because of our skin analysis, even identifying medical conditions patients may not be aware of.”

The Centre also offers injectables, facials, peels and other cosmetic procedures, but it’s more than a typical medispa. The goal is to create a program to fight problems at every age for a lifetime of skin health customized for individual needs.

Dr. Drehsen agrees. “This system is heavily weighted to prevention and to maintaining skin in better condition. It’s more than a product line; it’s a system of restoration and rejuvenation from the inside out.”

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