• Gluten Free Diet and Celiac Disease, Breast Augmentations $4995!

    Breast Augmentations on new patients between now and May 31 are just $4995! This includes surgeon’s fee, anesthesia and OR fees AND implants! Schedule your consultation by May 31 and complete the surgery by June 30. Some restrictions apply. Call for your complimentary consultation.

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    Gluten Free Diet and Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which people develop an immune reaction to gluten. Gluten is a protein that appears in any food containing wheat, barley or rye. The immune system reaction results in inflammation and damage to the lining of the small intestine. This can lead to medical complications including stomach pain and failure to absorb nutrients.

    Celiac disease has increased 4 to 5 fold over the last four decades, probably from an increased ability to diagnose it. The prevalence (about 1% of the global population) has begun to level off.

    (Did You Know? A gluten free diet is the only current way to treat celiac disease.)

    About 30% of those with celiac disease do not get better with a gluten free diet. This is possibly due to inadvertent contamination of food with gluten during processing or preparation. While those without celiac disease eat on average 7,500-10,000 milligrams of gluten, those with the disease need to typically stay below a 100 milligram threshold. Of course, this varies per individual.

    There are a number of treatments that are being tested. They include an enzyme to help digest gluten, a drug to reduce the leakiness of the gut, a vaccination to prevent celiac disease, and antibody that blocks the autoimmune response to the body and and nanotechnology to reprogram the immune system.

    -Sumathi Reddy, WSJ

    LA DOLCE VITA

    Cinque, an Italian restaurant in Montgomery has a Monday night special of their homemade spaghetti and a salad for about $16. They are the sister restaurant of Nichola’s downtown.

    TESTAMONIAL OF THE WEEK:

    “Dr. McKenna, Diane, Mary Ann, and the rest of the wonderful staff. Thank you so much for your care and concern. I always felt well cared for and cared about.” Lee

    SERVICE OF THE WEEK:

    Permanent Makeup for Eyebrows, Eyelids, and Luscious Lips!
    Want to wake up and not have to put on makeup? Eyebrows sparse and need penciling in? Permanent makeup can improve those. A couple of hours and a very natural appearance can be attained. Eyebrows are done with individual strokes called microblading to create hairs. For April all permanent makeup will be 10% off. Contact Karine for any questions and the cost. 513-793-5772.

    OTHER SERVICES

    Cellulite?
    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.

    Facial Wrinkles?
    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.

    Neck Bands or Hypersweating under Arms?
    Botox can help with both. Come in for a free consult.

    Weak Chin, Nasal Imperfections, Aging or Thin Earlobes?
    Juvederm plumps chins and earlobes and sometimes nasal imperfections.

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

    Permanent Makeup?
    Microblading is a technique of applying permanent makeup to your eyebrows with individual strokes simulating individual hairs. We also do permanent eyeliner and lips.

    Lax Skin or Brown Spots?
    Collagen Induction Therapy or microneedling reduces facial pigmentation and improves wrinkles.

    Pre-treatment One week three weeks

    Leg Veins?
    Sclerotherapy improves spider veins in your legs.

    SKIN CARE SPECIAL:

    Oily or Acne prone skin? Obagi has new acne cleansing wipes. Purchase them and get 20% off any vitamin C product.

    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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