• Scrooge Suppression, Botox Day Next Tuesday AND ALL NEXT WEEK! Holiday Sweater Contest for Botox and micropeel.

    Our Christmas and holiday present to you is Botox Day next Tuesday December 19 AND ALL NEXT WEEK! We will have our usual 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 subtly augments the lips and improves perioral wrinkles. A new product, Vollure, is for fine lines and wrinkles particularly around the mouth.

    All next week, anyone who wears an “ugly holiday sweater” will be entered in a contest for the worst. The winner will receive a FREE dose of Botox and a free micropeel from skin care. It’s our way of making next week fun. I will be wearing my ugly sweater also!

    Mused after Ghost and I watched the Mount Adams annual dog parade. Put it on your calendar next year to see some amazing dogs and their lookalike owners. It benefits charity.

    How to Suppress Your Inner Scrooge.

    Do you feel guilty and avoid going near the Salvation Army bell ringers for charity? Most people do. But behaviorists also know that we feel happier when we commit ourselves to being more generous. Here are several strategies to being more giving.

    First, make a plan. Decide how much you can afford to donate and to whom. Then formulate when and where to contribute.

    Secondly, pre-commit to specific donations and lock them in at the beginning of the year. Such “commitment devices” lead to better decisions whether it is going to the gym or increasing retirement savings.

    (Did You Know? Having your employer take out retirement saving with each pay period is a constructive way to achieve more savings. )

    Finally, our actions are highly influenced by how we think we will be perceived by others. Letting friends know of our charitable activities motivates us to be consistent with our giving.

    -Raymond Fisman and Michael Luca, WSJ


    We have added Instagram to our portfolio of social media to go with Facebook and of course, www.mckennamd.com. It’s listed as Peterjmckennamd. Follow us for updates on happenings with the practice and plastic surgery.


    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.


    This month’s special is Vita peel package $375 (normally $450). It improves your facial skin beyond Retin A and Micropeels.

    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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