Cancer, No Answers but Explanations Specials on Breast Augmentation and Cellulite!!! Botox Day Tuesday. April 16
Botox Day is Tuesday, April 16 with discounts on Botox and fillers such as Juvederm. Botox is $13/unit or $195/syringe (normally $16/unit and $240/syringe). Fillers are 10% off our regular price. Juvederm is the most common filler for “raising” facial wrinkles. Voluma is an injectable filler that augments and lifts the cheeks and Volbella and Vollure subtly augment the lips and improve perioral wrinkles.
***Breast Augmentations on new patients between March 1 and May 31 are just $4995! This includes surgeon’s fee, anesthesia and OR fees AND implants! Schedule your consultation by May 31 and complete the surgery by June 30. Some restrictions apply. Call for your complimentary consultation.***
Mused after binge watching most of the previous season of Game of Thrones. It resumes its final season next Sunday April 14. Much like Who shot J.R. and the final episode of MASH this may be one of the most watched programs of all time, outside of the Super Bowl.
What Causes Cancer? It’s Complicated
Here is the explanation why the causes of cancer are so complicated by a scientist, Arthur Lambert, who studies the molecular mechanisms of cancer. Often he is asked if something we eat, are exposed to, or what we do results in cancer.
While many cancers are linked to lifestyle choices and environmental exposures, most are overestimated and many probably don’t have any effect on getting cancer. This cause and effect thought pattern is confused with measures of probability. In other words, some things may increase our risk but often it takes a number of other factors for cancer to happen.
Certain risk factors, like inheriting a mutant BRCA1 gene (which causes breast and ovarian cancer) more or less ensure tumor development. Some, like tobacco exposure, are clearly causal, even if most individuals exposed are spared (80-90% of smokers do not develop cancer) but they have a higher rate of lung cancer. Carcinogens work on the margins, acting as one of many factors tipping the scale toward cancer.
(Did You Know? Either directly or indirectly, many carcinogens lead to DNA damage, which is the underlying cause of cancer.)
Our bodies have many processes to repair cell damage or eliminate cells in which repair has been unsuccessful. There are biological barriers like the immune system which seeks out and helps to eliminate mutated cells before they can become cancer.
It isn’t necessary to map every step of the journey to establish a connection between a carcinogenic exposure and cancer. Other things to consider are whether there are other carcinogens involved, lifestyle choices interacting with the initial exposure, status of the immune system, and other pre-existing genetic factors that played a role.
The truth is that we have no idea why some people develop cancer while many others do not. In most cases it is not possible to draw a straight line from some specific event to the development of cancer.
-Arthur W. Lambert, WSJ
Do your Yoga pants/Swimsuits show 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. The cost normally is $4,000-$6,000 but the special price is $3,000 until May 1. Must schedule the procedure before May 1 and have it completed before June 1, 2019. Call 513-793-5772 for a complimentary consultation or more information.
Before and one month post-treatment
1. Each $50 spent on Botox, fillers, skin care and products receives a “McKenna Butterfly”. After 20 butterflies you receive $50 off these services.
2. You receive 10% off the surgeon’s fee for you second and subsequent surgeries.
3. After you first surgery with us, you receive a complimentary medical facial we call a micropeel. You also receive one when you refer us a surgery patient.
4. The first time you have Botox or fillers with us you receive a discount.
5. Those of you who live away and are in town receive the discount whenever you are here.
Call for details or clarification on our loyalty program.
I am very happy with my result. I wouldn’t let anyone else touch my face! Dr. McKenna is the best. Staff fantastic. Thanks. -Karen
Microblading is a technique of applying permanent makeup to your eyebrows with individual strokes simulating individual hairs.
Collagen Induction Therapy or microneedling reduces facial pigmentation and improves wrinkles.
Sclerotherapy improves spider veins in your legs.
Cryotherapy or freezing of skin brown spots often reduces the coloration and takes just a few minutes. $150 for the first 3 then $30 for each spot thereafter.
SKIN CARE SPECIAL:
Buy a Vitamin C serum and get 20% off cryotherapy for brown spots!
Peter McKenna, M.D.
McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center . 10577 Montgomery Road . Cincinnati . OH . 45242
A “Top Doc” since 1998
Allergan Top 500 Practice