• Botox Day Tuesday August 15, Alcohol May Preserve “Good” Cholesterol

    Botox Day is Tuesday August 15 with discounts on Botox and fillers such as Juvederm. Botox is $13/unit or $195/syringe (normally $16/unit and $240/syringe) and fillers are 10% off. Voluma is an injectable filler that augments and lifts the cheeks and Volbella subtly augments the lips and improves perioral wrinkles. A new product, Vollure, is for fine lines and wrinkles.

    Mused after seeing Pentatonix, five a cappella singers. They reminded me of Manhattan Transfer and other harmony singing groups.

    The majority of alcohol’s cardiovascular benefits have been associated with higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked at an ongoing study of over 71,000 Chinese adults.

    As we age, our HDL declines. This study found that there was less decline of HDL in moderate drinkers than those who never drank or who were heavy drinkers.

    (Did You Know? Moderate drinking for men is 1-2 drinks per day and for women 1 drink per day.)

    HDL, a lipoprotein, is called “good” cholesterol because it helps prevent cholesterol from building up in the arteries. HDL carries cholesterol from the arteries to the liver. From there, cholesterol is used to make bile acids (which helps fat digestion), new lipoproteins, or is excreted in the stool.

    -Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter

    LA DOLCE VITA:

    Invited my parents over to enjoy steamed crabs that I got from Seafood Station on Loveland Madiera Road. Cooking was quick (ten minutes) but it takes time to get the meat from the crabs which allows plenty of time to talk. Conversing and connecting during dinnertime is something to cherish in our instant gratification world. Try making something as a family or as I did, prepare something that takes time to eat.

    WHAT’S NEW?

    Cellfina, www.cellfina.com, is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least three years. The best candidate has dimpling that is not caused by loose skin. The benefits are a long-lasting, single, in-office treatment that usually takes under an hour. No general anesthesia is needed and downtime is limited in most cases to the day of treatment. 96% of patients were satisfied after two years. The cost normally is $4,000-$6,000 but the introductory price is $3,000 for a limited time. Call 513-793-5772 for a complimentary consultation or more information.

    The above is one of our patients.
    Vollure is the newest filler for fine wrinkles. It doesn’t project as much as Juvederm but is smoother and lasts up to 18 months. Volbella is a lip filler that DOES NOT exaggerate the lips but improves wrinkles and creases in the lips and the skin just above the lips. Studies show it lasts for about a year. Come in and see what it has done for Diane, Crystal and Dianna. Voluma augments the cheeks and lifts some of the lower tissues.

    Kybella is an injected solution that melts the fat under your chin.

    Microblading is a technique of applying permanent makeup to your eyebrows with individual strokes simulating individual hairs.

    Collagen Induction Therapy or microneedling reduces facial pigmentation and improves wrinkles.

    Sclerotherapy improves spider veins in your legs.

    Massages most Thursdays here in the office.

    SPECIALS:

    The August special is a package of three Micropeels for $235. Micropeels individually are $98 and a package of three is normally $265. Limit one package at the special price per patient.

    Healthy living,

    Peter McKenna, M.D.
    513.793.5772
    www.mckennamd.com

    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center . 10577 Montgomery Road . Cincinnati . OH . 45242

    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998

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