• Menopause and Your Figure, Botox Day Next Tuesday, November 14

    Due to the third Tuesday coming right before Thanksgiving, Botox Day is Tuesday November 14 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 watching a Cyclones hockey game. Family friendly, it’s an easy activity even if you don’t know anything about hockey. Dress warmly, the ice cools the arena.

    Has menopause affected your figure? There are options for improvement.

    Besides the obvious diet and exercise, there are a number of treatments that can help you improve your shape. The “meno-pot” as one of our staff calls her midsection is a common area to add extra weight. Menopause changes can cause fat cells to increase in size even with consistent dieting and exercise.

    Liposuction and tummy tucks are ways to reduce the extra tissue in your midsection. If you don’t have much extra tummy skin and your “muscles” are not lax then liposuction may be your best option. As I have outlined in prior emails, traditional liposuction gives quicker and more precise improvements than Coolsculpting. Tummy tucks help all three parts that make up the midsection; skin, fat, and “muscles” or more appropriately, your abdominal wall.

    (Did You Know? The “Mommy Makeover” is a combination of treating the tummy area and breasts at the same time. )

    Breast tissue and skin also become more lax around the time of menopause and general aging. This may make it harder to find bras that fit. Small implants may help fill out the breast skin and provide superior fullness without making the augmentation look obvious. For those with droopiness or ptosis as we call it, reduction of the extra skin through a breast lift or reduction improves the shape.

    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.

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    LA DOLCE VITA

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    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.

    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.

    SKIN CARE SPECIAL:

    This month’s special is Vita peel package $375 (normally $450). It improves your facial skin beyond Retin A and Micropeels.

    Healthy living,

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

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

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