• Barre, Botox Day, Tuesday July 17. New movie on Netflix & Ceviche recipe 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 How it Ends on Netflix.  A doomsday movie like Cormac McCormick’s novel “The Road”, doesn’t focus on the disaster but rather the relationships and bonds that occur between people after devastation.


    Barre, for those of you like me who have not been to a class, is a workout that claims to sculpt your body into ballerina-like shape but it’s more likely to achieve a dancer’s muscle endurance and balance.  The classes, as from the name, use a dancer’s bar.

    The slow, small movements limit the range of motion allowing you to isolate small muscle groups and work them to fatigue.  According to Kate-Jane Denton, an instructor, “We engage our bigger grouped muscles every day so we want to be sure they are supported to work efficiently.”  The small movements are key in training the muscles to wrap and support the body’s skeletal structure.

    (Did You Know?   German-born dancer Lotte Berk is credited with developing the barre method.)

    Alignment and proper technique are a focus of barre classes.  The tuck, a key barre position, occurs from the low abs and transverse abdominal muscle.  The pulse, usually a one-inch range of motion, targets slow-twitch muscles that result in the workout’s signature “shake”.

    Overall it’s great way to build strength and balance.  Like me, try it sometime.  Let me know your thoughts on it.  drmckenna@mckennamd.com.

    -Jen Murphy, WSJ


    Ceviche is a great summer dish.  The recipe I have adjusted is the following:  combine ½ diced red onion, 1 minced clove of garlic, 1 tbl red pepper flakes, ½ lb each of sole fillet or tuna and scallops (rinsed), ½ cup cilantro.  Cover this in a glass bowl with a combination of lime, lemon orange or grapefruit juices.  This “cooks” the fish through the acids in the juice.  Cover in refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours, preferably overnight (tastes better).  Salt to taste.  When serving add halved cherry tomatoes and avocado to each bowl.



    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.


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

    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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