• Mental Health Tips 2021, Emotional Regulation Chocolate for a Healthier Heart, Series The Crown & Bridgerton

    Mused after watching the two period pieces, The Crown and Bridgerton. Yes, I know, I’m late to The Crown (like Justified last week.) I didn’t know The Crown would be as historical as it is which gives more depth. Bridgerton is this year’s Outlander and apparently it scheduling a second season.


    Free Coolsculpting!! Wouldn’t that be great for 2021? We are looking for some lucky patients who want to become our “Cool Crew”. Come in for a consult, see if you qualify for treatment, and one person will be picked each week to represent each area. One abdomen patient, one arms patient, one back patient and one love handle patient. That’s FOUR people who will receive free Coolsculpting just for letting us use your pics. Don’t worry, no names or identifying features used. ALL patients who consult will receive special pricing.

    Week 1 – January 18th-22nd ABDOMEN CONSULTS
    Week 2 – Jan 25th – 29th Flanks
    Week 3 – Feb 1-5 Arms
    Week 4 – Feb 8-12 Back

    Call Joni for questions and consults. 513-793-5772

    To accommodate you as safely as possible we will continue to offer Botox at $13/unit ($195 per syringe) and Fillers 10% off our normal rate. Dr. McKenna does the injections himself! So you get 30 years’ experience and over 50,000 syringes of Botox injected.

    **Two other important factors: We do our surgeries HERE at our accredited surgery center and not at a hospital and patients who have had prior surgeries with us get a discount.

    Mental Health Tips

    While there are many ways to mentally deal with Covid life, here are some that universally can help.

    1. Make sleep nonnegotiable. Sleep experts recommend a consistent wake-up time and create a relaxing wind-down routine. Take a bath, read, turn down the lights and thermostat. Disconnect from technology.
    2. Set a daily routine. Get up at the same time. Get dressed! Create a morning ritual (mine is take dog out, make coffee, feed dog, drink coffee while reading newpaper, exercise.) Eat meals and exercise at set times. This creates predictability in a somewhat out of control world.
    3. Calm your mind. Try yoga, meditation or prayer in the morning and deep breathing later in the day for quick tension-releasing technique.
    4. Watch your language. Try to replace “hot” language with “cooler.” Stop I should…and replace with I would like to…
    5. Practice compassion. Self-compassionate people are happier, more optimistic, more motivated and more resilient. Talk to yourself as you would your best friend. Be kind.
    (Did You Know? Perhaps the best thing to do is to be grateful. Let your loved ones know how much you appreciate them. When annoyed, think of some things that you like about the person. It will come back to you.)

    6. Move your body. Exercise reduces the body’s stress response and boosts mood. Try for 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day but even 5 minutes can decrease anxiety.
    7. Create a media “diet”. With too much negative news these days, reduce the news you watch not only on television but also social media. Look for positive feeds.
    8. Choose extracurricular activities wisely. Pleasant ones such as volunteering and those that are easy mastered provide a sense of self-satisfaction and contentment. Avoid those that would cause frustration.
    9. Cultivate supportive relationships. This promotes emotional healthiness. Connect regularly with friends and family. It’s an opportunity to share feelings especially if you need a little help.
    -Elizabeth Bernstein, WSJ


    Chocolate may be good for your heart. An article in European Journal of Preventive Cardiology examined six studies and found that consuming chocolate at least once a week was associated with a lower risk of coronary disease. They did not say how much but prior studies suggest a small amount of dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher) and candy bars, brownies and chocolate cake don’t count!


    Mask Breakout? Our skin care specialists can help. Schedule a facial analysis and micropeel for $98. Medical and prescription skin care products do work!

    WE ARE THE ONLY OFFICE with a DOSE machine in Cincinnati. It mixes a unique formulation of Skinceutical 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.

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