• Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    Mused while watching in horror the shootings in Las Vegas. As a free society, this can happen to any of us at any time. Blessings to those involved and their families.

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease and causes warts. It may also result in cancer. Only 43% of teenagers complete the series of shots required to protect against a number of cancers. Other vaccinations recommended at the same age are given 80% of the time. More than 70% of the population will experience at least one HPV infection.

    The Center for Disease Control recommends that children under age 15 get two doses at least 6 months apart. Those over 15 should get three doses over the course of 6 months.

    (Did You Know? I personally know friends who have had cervical and throat cancers. The treatment of both is extensive and goes on for months. Even if cured, the feeling of “cancer” affects everyone involved. )

    The cancers from HPV include cervical, throat, and anal. The vaccination protects against about 90% of these cancers. Doctors should administer the HPV vaccine at the same time as other vaccinations such as Tdap and meningococcal.

    -Sumathi Reddy, WSJ


    A beautiful song, acceptance of who each of us are:
    Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful – YouTube
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    “I could not have hoped for a better and more pleasant and personalized experience. The thoroughness and professionalism, right from my initial consult, was incredible and awesome. I felt at ease, and cared for. Dr. McKenna is a wonderful and highly skilled surgeon. I would and will definitely recommend!” -Sandra


    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.

    Aging or Thin Earlobes?
    Juvederm plumps earlobes.

    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.

    Leg Veins?
    Sclerotherapy improves spider veins in your legs.

    Sore Muscles?
    Massages most Thursdays here in the office.


    This month’s special is 20% off skin lighteners. Hyperpigmentation from the sun? Combine this with microneedling (see above) for state of the art treatment. Call for pricing.

    Healthy living,

    Peter McKenna, M.D.

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

    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998

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