• Botox, 20 Years of Providing Rejuvenation

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    Botox, 20 Years of Providing Rejuvenation

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    Quick Shepard’s Pie Recipe!

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    Mused after binge watching the final 7 episodes of Ozark on Netflix. Quality acting from Jason Bateman, Julia Garner and Laura Linney. Much like the series Breaking Bad, how do the characters extricate themselves from a life of crime after crossing that line?



    It is the 20th anniversary of Botox’s approval for facial lines/wrinkles. Botox relaxes muscles so the overlying wrinkles get better. Botox takes a few days to work, maximizes its effect on muscles at about a week, and lasts in most people 3-4 months. Those with deeper wrinkles may see more improvement after several injections. If you don’t exercise a muscle, it gets smaller. We’ve noted this on men with deep forehead wrinkles that saw continued improvement even up to a couple of years when treated regularly. Most commonly Botox is used for wrinkles between the eyebrows, the forehead and crow’s feet areas.

     (Did You Know? Botox was used for many years prior to approval for wrinkles as a method of relaxing spastic arms and legs. The inability to move an extremity makes daily functions difficult and this helps with some movement.)

    Experience, as it is with most things is the key to getting the best results. I have been injecting Botox since it came on the market 20 years ago. We estimate that I have injected Botox over 60,000 times.

    The cost for Botox is $17/unit for the first 15 units (the most common amount I inject in an area so the cost is $265.) The second 15 units are priced at $15 a unit and anything beyond this is $13/unit.

    The other injectables we use are “fillers”. They work by injecting the material deep in the skin or just below it to mechanically raise up the skin. Fillers are also temporary. Mostly, we use Juvederm Ultra Plus, Vollure and Voluma.




    one-month post-op


    one-month post-op


    Male breast reduction and tummy tuck, one-month post-op.

    A man’s version of a “Mommy Makeover”.



    Why Us?

    The primary reason is experience. Joni, who does our Coolsculpting, has over 8 years’ experience and is a National Clinical Trainer. She gets optimal outcomes.

    Why Now?

    Our new pricing policy allows you to save up to 50% off. Treat your tummy with 8 treatments for as low as $3,200. Other packages of fewer treatments can save 25% and 35%. The goal is to improve the areas of your concern with a method that minimizes downtime.

    One of our patients:


    Coolsculpting Before
    Coolsculpting After


    Pre- and Post-Coolsculpting of our patient involved in a national ad campaign.

    Call Joni at 513-793-5772 to schedule your complimentary Coolsculpting evaluation.



    Quick Shepherd’s Pie


    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    In an oven-proof pan add 2 Tbls. oil and brown 1 lb. of ground beef, lamb or turkey. Remove browned meat (or plant based). Add 2 more Tbls. oil and one bag of mirepoix (found in the freezer section at Kroger, basically cut up onions, celery and carrots.) Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add half a bag of frozen peas and/or corn. Cook until defrosted. Add 2 Tbls. tomato paste, 2 Tbls. of Worcestershire sauce and 1 cup of chicken or beef stock. Add browned meat and simmer 3-5 minutes until all the ingredients are combined. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover with one thawed bag of either mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower. Put in the oven about 10 minutes until the top is brown and underneath is bubbling.




    May Skin Care Special

    Purchase $200 or more of SkinCeuticals products and receive your choice of a travel size CE Ferulic, Phloretin CF, Triple Lipid Restore, Hydrating B5 Gel, Discoloration Defense, or Retexturing Activator.




    Personalized Skin Care Products:

    WE ARE THE ONLY OFFICE with a DOSE machine in Cincinnati. It mixes a unique formulation of SkinCeuticals ingredients that are professionally diagnosed to address the specific needs of your skin. The specific product comes after you answer a questionnaire about your skin, goals and needs. Each bottle is $195 and lasts roughly 3 months.


    Healthy Living,

    Peter McKenna, M.D.




    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center | 513.793.5772 |10577 Montgomery Road | Cincinnati, OH 45242
    30 Years of Improving Lives

    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998

    Allergan Top 500 Physician

    SkinCeuticals “Flagship” Practice


    (I do write all the emails and have done so since 2007. -PJM)


    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center | 10577 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242


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