• Exercise and Mental Health, Last Week: Micropeels 3 for $235, Usually $98 each!

    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 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 while drinking my new fav, Kroger’s Simple Truth seltzer water cucumber melon. Not sweet but refreshing. Almost like you are not drinking water.

    The Exercise That Helps Mental Health Most

    We assume exercise improves our mental health but what kind of exercise works best? A recent study published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry has found that team or group sports fared best followed by cycling either on the road or a stationary bike.

    Team sports like soccer and basketball reported 22% fewer poor mental health days than those who didn’t exercise. Likewise, recreational sports such as yoga and tai chi also reported 22% fewer difficult days. Recreational sports also included activities such as golf and horseback riding.

    (Did You Know? Researchers found that exercising between 30 and 60 minutes had the best mental health with the optimal at 45 minutes. Doing this 3-5 days a week correlated with fewer dark days.)

    While it was not a randomized, controlled study, it did show a 43% improvement in mental health for those who did exercise. For those who had a diagnosis of depression, exercise was even more effective.

    Other activities that showed improvement:
    Aerobic or gym exercise 20%
    Running or jogging 19%
    Winter or water sports 18%
    Walking 17.7%
    Household chores 11.8%

    -Sumanthi Reddy, WSJ


    I appreciate Dr. McKenna & his entire staff. I can’t thank them enough for all they did (& continue to do) for me. -Mary


    I had the opportunity to go to the rooftop bar at the downtown hotel 21c over the weekend. The view and outdoor nature makes it a very relaxing experience. There are a number of them downtown and Tano’s restaurant in Loveland will be opening theirs shortly. While the weather cools down take time to enjoy being outside overlooking the sights of our city.


    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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