***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 a beautiful sunny Easter day. It was a gift. I hope those of you off today (Diane) are enjoying the weather also.
This year is setting up to have the largest number of measles cases since the disease was officially “eliminated” in 2000. A growing number of children without inoculation who are exposed to those who bring the virus from overseas is the cause. There tends to be groups of children due to religious or other beliefs that spread the virus between themselves.
Measles is highly contagious infecting up to 90% of those who are susceptible. About one-third of children who develop measles will have complications including diarrhea, pneumonia or ear infections. About one in 1,000 will contract encephalitis or a brain infection that can leave the victim deaf or with an intellectual disability. Rarely, death can occur from complications of measles.
(Did You Know? The overall problem with the measles is no one knows who will develop any of the complications above which is why the vaccination is so important.)
Recent research has found that the virus may leave the immune system in a temporary state of amnesia leaving the body open to other infections. This may last up to two to three years. Before widespread immunizations the occurrence of measles predicted childhood deaths from other infectious diseases over the ensuing 28-35 months.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the most common side effects from the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination include arm soreness, fever, and mild rash. Joint soreness also may occur especially in teenage or adult women who have not had a previous inoculation. There is a small risk of seizures caused by fever that is temporary and again more common in older children which is why the MMR is recommended in younger children. Lastly, an extremely rare allergic reaction is possible and those who have had a life threatening reaction to neomycin should not get the vaccination.
-Melanie Evans and Betsy McKay, WSJ; Centers for Disease Control
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
LA DOLCE VITA:
Logos like the Nike “Swoosh” can have interesting backgrounds. Co-founder Phil Knight asked one of his students when he was teaching to design a logo for his new company. He paid her $35 and now it is one of the most universally recognized symbols.
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.
Everyone was wonderful. -Jill
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