• Lyme Disease, Botox Day, Tuesday, July 17! Micropeels 3 for $235, Usually $98 each! Patient Appreciation: Liposuction discounts up to 30%!

    Botox Day is Tuesday July 17 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.

    Patient Appreciation: For the month of August, anyone coming in for a micropeel will receive a free mask during the peel. Also, anyone scheduling a micropeel in July or August will be put in a drawing for a free micropeel and products.

    Liposuction Special: One site (eg. tummy, lateral thighs, or neck) will be 10% off, two sites 20% and three or more sites, 30% off of the surgeon’s fee. Consultation appointments must occur between now and August 31, 2018 and surgery performed before September 30, 2018. Liposuction recuperation in most cases is modest allowing you to continue to enjoy your summer! Some restrictions apply.

    Mused after watching the World Cup soccer championships and Wimbledon. Most days of this early “dog days of summer” are too hot to be outside long. The matches above continue this week.

    Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the U.S. There are an estimated 300,000 cases each year. Most cases are in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic region, and north-central states including Minnesota (where a neighbor of mine contracted it) and Wisconsin.

    It is transmitted by the deer tick. Immature nymphs infect through their bites. In general, they must be attached for at least 24 hours for the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, to be transmitted. The appearance is sometimes a bull’s-eye rash. Symptoms usually set in after a few days or as late as a month, including headache, fatigue, and fever. It can spread to other body parts causing arthritis-like joint pain and inflammation, facial paralysis, an irregular heartbeat and cognitive difficulties.

    (Did You Know? While Ohio is not in the top 14 states associated with Lyme disease, travel to northern or northeastern states will increase your chances.)

    When caught early enough, Lyme disease usually resolves after two to four weeks of treatment with antibiotics. However, an estimated 10% of those infected will have persistent muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and cognitive difficulties for months or years. Experts are not sure why this occurs but speculate that it is the result of residual damage of tissues caused by the disease. Others feel that it is a post-infection complication to the immune system.

    LA DOLCE VITA

    The drink, gin and tonic started as a treatment for malaria. Gin and lime was added to make the quinine more palatable. Gins have become more unique in flavor with Hendrick’s cucumber, Bombay Sapphire’s lemon peel, and Tanqueray’s varieties with floral. Tonic has evolved with Fever Tree and a tonic syrup from the Jack Rudy Cocktail co. Of course, the fresh lime remains the same!

    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?
    Micro-blading 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.

    Do you have unsightly brown spots on your face, hands or body?

    SkinCeuticals (many of you use their skincare products) has developed a “pen” that uses cryotherapy or freezes age and sun spots as well as skin tags. It uses carbon dioxide which freezes the superficial part of the skin at -79 degrees C. The technique is similar to when family physicians and dermatologists use liquid nitrogen to treat skin cancers.

    The procedure takes just a few minutes. The area is cleansed then sprayed with CO2 to freeze the spot. There is very little if any temporary discomfort. Immediately after, Vitamin C is applied and so can makeup. Vitamin C and a sunscreen are encouraged and should be applied while healing.

    The lesion will get darker and possibly scab before it sheds. It can take 7-21 days to shed completely. Healthy pink skin or lightening of the dark spot will appear. Maturation of the skin then follows the normal skin cycle of 6 weeks.

    If the spot is appropriate, we charge $150 for the first three spots then $30 for each thereafter.

    Leg Veins?
    Sclerotherapy improves spider veins in your legs.

    SKIN CARE SPECIAL:

    Micropeels 3 for $235. Micropeels are individually $98. Limit one package of three 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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