• Pet Ownership Benefits, Botox Day Tomorrow, November 14

    Due to the third Tuesday coming right before Thanksgiving, Botox Day is tomorrow 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 the movie Murder on the Orient Express. Actor and director Kenneth Branagh at his finest. Murder mystery keeps you guessing until the very end.

    “The pet effect”



    Pet owners have a number of health advantages that those without pets don’t have; lower cholesterol, reduced blood pressure, and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.  Others claim pets reduce stress, relieve depression, and enhance self-esteem.  Pet therapy is practiced in hospitals, at colleges, and facilities for the elderly.


    A recent study however may attribute the health benefits to the type of person who would own a dog.  Cat owners have poorer than average health probably because they require less work than dogs.


    (Did You Know?   Stroking a dog results in a surge of oxytocin and endorphins-hormones that promote bonding and feelings of well-being.)


    It’s a consensus that pets help build communities, breaking down barriers between people and paving the way for us to build networks of friendships.  Just take your dog for a walk.  Amazing how many people want to pet your dog.


    -John Bradshaw, WSJ


    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.


    Pre-treatment                          One week                                Three weeks




    Proscan imaging has a special on breast MRI imaging until November 30 only $399.  For those of you with silicone breast implants, it is the BEST way to detect leakage.  The FDA and implant manufacturers recommend regular MRI screening.



    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 Vita peel package $375 (normally $450).  It improves your facial skin beyond Retin A and Micropeels.

    Healthy living,

    Peter McKenna, M.D.



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

    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998









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