Dr. Christian Drehsen
Founder & Director
Over the past 25 years, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christian Drehsen has dedicated his life to perfecting the art and science of cosmetic surgery, becoming one of the most innovative, skilled and respected surgeons in the country.
Devoted to exclusively producing natural results, Dr. Drehsen believes in a holistic, “less is more” approach to surgery. By subtly altering and refining your features to bring out your innate beauty, he’s able to improve your appearance in a way that looks and feels extremely natural. With an impeccable eye for beauty and an inherent sense of symmetry and proportion, Dr. Drehsen’s aesthetic instincts and artistic passion have allowed him to produce exquisite results for thousands of patients.
Highly respected in his industry for his unparalleled skill in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Drehsen is well known for developing the signature Refresher Lift℠ – an innovative procedure that overcomes the limitations of the standard facelift. It’s rapidly become one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures among discerning patients worldwide, because of its ability to sculpt an impeccably natural facial appearance that you simply cannot attain with more traditional facelift approaches.
Dr. Drehsen was born in Belgium, where he achieved his medical degree at the Free University of Brussels. From there, he moved to the United States, where he received a complete training in general surgery, followed by a comprehensive training in all fields of plastic surgery at the University of Louisville, Kentucky under the direction of Dr. Leonard Weiner. He also trained in hand surgery under the world-renowned hand surgeon Dr. Harold Kleinert, and in microsurgery under the direction of Dr. Robert Ackland. During his residency at Morton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Dr. Drehsen kept close contact with the burn unit and developed strong pediatric skills as well.
Over the years, Dr. Drehsen has employed his broad surgical experience and demanding, goal-oriented and aesthetic approach to cosmetic surgery to help his patients achieve their ultimate dream of beauty. His artistry and technical skill have been recognized by both the local and national media through his appearances on television and radio, as well as by his medical colleagues through national peer-reviewed presentations and medical publications. Dr. Drehsen has been featured in top-rated magazine Cosmetic Surgery Times for his focus and dedication to facial plastic surgery, including the renown signature Refresher Lift℠.
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Specializing in: Oily and Acne prone Skin, Micro Needling
Certifications & Additional Education: Cool Sculpting Certified, Licensed Esthetician, Rejuvepen Certified, Advanced ZO Training Certified, HydraFacial Certified, Permanent Makeup
What do you like most about working at ZO Skin Centre? Working in a state of the art facility with a highly respected Plastic surgeon and world class team using the best products and treatment protocols in the world! I truly love coming to work and making my clients happy.
Who/what inspired you to become involved in the industry? My skin coach and aesthetic mentor, Linda Muniz. I worked for her in her spa when I was 15 and she has taught me everything she knows since then!
What is your beauty philosophy? Water, water, water!! I can tell from the moment I look at you if you drink enough water. It is the cheapest and simplest way to improve skin appearance, tone and quality.
What is your favorite quote? Any of the quotes or knowledge from the book The Four Agreements, my favorite being “don’t take anything personally”. This simple reminder has changed my life and the way I react to negative people. The way people treat you is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.
What are your top 3 favorite services or treatments offered at ZO Skin Centre and why?
1) Microneedling – The changes I’ve seen in my own skin and in the skin of my clients is undeniable. This is truly a service for all ages and skin tones.
2) Hydrafacial – The perfect facial treatment for all skin types. Deep cleaning, hydrating and luxurious- instant gratification!
3) Photofacial – This treatment has tremendously helped control the oil and redness in my skin.
What is your guilty pleasure? My guilty pleasure is Bravo’s Real Housewives show (any city), dark chocolate and red wine!
What type of music do you play when you’re “Getting Skin Ready”? All my clients know I love the Amy Winehouse station on Pandora.
Which celebrity do you think has amazing skin? Hands down Saint Pete native Angela Bassett!