Vaccines & the Delta Variant; Easy Gazpacho; Exotic Wild Mushrooms Botox $195 for now…; Package of 3 Micropeels $235
Mused after making use of exotic wild mushrooms from Costco. Started with a wine and cream sauce to go on halibut, a Sunday morning omelet, risotto, and finally spaghetti sauce tonight.
Vaccines Hold Up Well Against Delta Variant
The Delta variant is the most contagious version of the coronavirus and is accounting for 83% of analyzed infections currently. Two doses of the vaccine are needed to provide the necessary level of antibodies to deal with the presence of mutations.
A second dose also boosts the numbers of two other immune system weapons. The T-cells that hunt down infected cells and destroy them, and memory B-cells which circulate in the blood and turn out antibodies upon detecting a virus.
(Did You Know? In an unvaccinated individual, the immune response can take up to two weeks whereas it happens almost immediately in vaccinated persons.)
Like most vaccines, the Covid-19 shots trick the body into thinking it has been infected. This generates antibodies which in this case bind to the spike protein on the coronavirus which blocks it from infecting cells.
Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a study of nearly 20,000 people found that after two doses of the Pfizer vaccine it was effective 88% against Delta compared with only 36% after one dose.
-Jared Hopkins, WSJ
LA DOLCE VITA, JOIE DE VIVRE
Easy Gazpacho by Ina Garten
Add 2–28 ounce cans of plum tomatoes (like San Marzano) into a food processor. Deseed and coarsely chop a cucumber, two red bell peppers, half a red onion, and 4 scallions. Pulse until consistency you want the soup to be. Transfer to a bowl and add ½ cup olive oil, ½ cup red wine vinegar and 2/3 a cup tomato juice (I used V-8). She adds two tablespoons of tomato paste and I also added a tablespoon of fish sauce for Unami flavor. Add celery salt and crushed red peppers to taste along with one tablespoon of salt and half a tablespoon of pepper. Refrigerate at least a couple of hours or make the day before. It just gets better. Top with sour cream as you serve it. Serves 6-8.
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YEARLY MICROPEEL SPECIAL!
Package of three Micropeels for $235! Only one per patient.
Personalized Skin Care Products:
We are the ONLY office with a custom DOSE machine in Cincinnati. It mixes a unique formulation of SkinCeuticals 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.
Starting September 1st Botox & Fillers will have new pricing…
1st syringe of Botox – $255
2nd syringe of Botox – $225
3rd syringe of Botox – $195
Take advantage of having more than one site treated!
Juvederm Ultra Plus – $600 for the 1st syringe and $500 for the 2nd.
Vollure – $700 for the 1st syringe and $600 for the 2nd.
Voluma – $800 for the 1st syringe and $700 for the 2nd.
THERE WILL STILL BE STAMPS FOR THE MCKENNA MEMBERSHIP REWARDS (MMR) THAT SAVES $50 FOR EACH $1000 SPENT and REBATES FROM ALLERGAN’S ALLI PROGRAM.
Lastly, Dr. McKenna does all injections. He has done over 10,000 injections of fillers and 60,000 of Botox!
Peter McKenna, M.D.
McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center | 513.793.5772 |10577 Montgomery Road | Cincinnati, OH 45242
A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998
Allergan Top 500 Physician
SkinCeuticals “Flagship” Practice
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