• Fiber Benefits, Botox Day Tomorrow, Discounts on Botox and Fillers

    Botox Day is Tuesday October 16 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 and Vollure subtly augment the lips and improves perioral wrinkles.

    Mused after watching a murder mystery on Netflix. Between Netflix and Amazon Prime there are some quality programs. Add On Demand and Hulu and you may never go back to network TV.

    Fiber is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers but are YOU getting enough? In general, men should have at least 28 grams per day and women 22. Fiber also helps to minimize constipation, helps irritable bowel syndrome, and reduces the risks of diverticular disease and hemorrhoids.

    There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble attracts water and turns to gel during digestion to slow down the rate of your stomach emptying. This gives more time to extract nutrients and you feel full longer. This is found primarily in oat bran, barley, nuts, beans, peas, carrots, apples, and other fruits and vegetables.

    Insoluble fiber adds bulk and helps food pass more quickly (think Metamucil). Foods that provide this include wheat bran, vegetables, and whole grains.

    (Did You Know? Fiber passes through your stomach and small intestine into your colon almost unchanged (absorbed or digested.) This is why when counting carbs you can subtract the grams of fiber to calculate “net carbs”.)

    There are easy ways to add more fiber to your diet. Start your day with whole-grain toast or English muffins. Bran cereal and oatmeal topped with berries are another option. For lunch, 100% whole wheat bread is again helpful. Add veggies to the sandwich and finish lunch with a piece of fruit like an apple. For dinner add more vegetables, change to brown rice and substitute beans for some of your meat dishes.

    Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter

    La Dolce Vita:

    Last night I had a piece of a friend’s homemade apple pie. Now that the weather has changed fall has begun with Halloween around the corner. Visits to apple farms like Iron’s are enjoyable for the entire family. Time to break out the coats and sweaters like I did over the weekend.


    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.


    Rid your skin of the damage caused by this summer’s harsh sun with one of our exfoliating products. Some include: Obagi Exfoderm Exfoderm forte, Dermesse exfoliator and exfoliator forte, SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator, Dermesse Sugar Scrub and Baby Foot. All are 20% off!

    Healthy living,

    Peter McKenna, M.D.

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

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