• New Year’s Resolutions

    Mused after learning that I have been selected again as a “Top Doc” in Cincinnati Magazine.  It’s our 20th year.

    In December, 60% of us plan on making a New Year’s resolution.  Forty percent actually follow through and 44% stick with them after 6 months.  How do we become the 44%?

    Resolutions work best when they are specific, realistic, publically proclaimed, and preplanned.  Those that fail are overly grandiose or vague.  The vast majority of resolutions include health, money and relationships.

    (Did You Know?  Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day is January 17 when many acknowledge their failure.)

     According to psychologist John Norcross, the key is to not give up, even with a slip or two.  He says we get better at achieving our goals with time.  He calls it persistence.

    Email me with your New Year’s resolutions:  drmckenna@mckennamd.com.

    -Heidi Mitchell, WSJ

    Happy New Year!


     Netflix has a number of great series and acting.  I recently binged on Peaky Blinders. In its fourth season, it is about the mafia in Birmingham, England during the 1920s.  It stars Cillian Murphy, Adrien Brody, and Tom Hardy.  Other shows to consider are Rake, Stranger Things, The Crown, and Godless.


    Brown Spots?

     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.


    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.

     Aging or Thin Earlobes?

                Juvederm plumps earlobes.

    Fat under Chin?

    Kybella is an injected solution that melts the fat under your chin.

     Permanent Makeup?

    Microblading 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.

     Leg Veins?

    Sclerotherapy improves spider veins in your legs.

    Sore Muscles?

    Massages most Thursdays here in the office.


    Biopelle-Tensage Stem Cell Eye Cream is 30% off.

    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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