Vitamin D and Coronavirus, Free Covid-19 Tests, Alex Trebek Voluma $100 off, Eyelid Surgery Special Custom D*O*S*E, Personalized Correction for YOUR Skin Liposuction 20% off, CoolSculpting Save More the Number of Cycles til Nov 30
Mused after hearing the passing of Alex Trebek. Long time host of Jeopardy, worked until 10 days before his death. On a personal note, Ken Jennings, the all-time Jeopardy champ, went to grade school with my two youngest brothers in Korea.
Bags under eyes? Others telling you that you look tired? Upper and Lower Eyelidplasty is now $4995 (normally $5825). Discounts even if you only need upper OR lower eyelid improvement. Expires 12/1/2020.
Liposuction is 20% off the surgeon’s fee. Improve contours, address all areas at one time, and recuperate over the weekend. OR:
Coolsculpting: The more you purchase the better the individual price up to 50% off for all consults through November 30.
Call Joni for details and complimentary consult. 513-793-5772.
Tune up for the holidays!!!
BOTOX/FILLER DISCOUNTS UNTIL JANUARY 2021.
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.
Voluma filler for cheeks and chin is $100 off using one of the limited rebates we have from Allergan. Cheek enhancement or chin reshaping.
**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.
Vitamin D and Coronavirus
Two weeks ago we looked at the benefits of zinc to our immune system. Today we’ll discuss the latest in Vitamin D helping our immune system.
The JAMA published that risk of testing positive for coronavirus was 1.77 times higher for those that are vitamin D deficient. But there is no demonstration that it is the cause of a higher risk.
Vitamin D supports the immune system. The debate is how much a role it plays in protecting from Covid-19 according to Dr. Julian Tang, virologist at the University of Leicester. Vitamin D boosts our immune system by stimulating production of cathelicidin, an antimicrobial protein that serves as a “natural antibiotic” according to Michael Zasloff, professor at Georgetown Medical Center.
(Did You Know? Sunlight synthesizes Vitamin D through the skin. Light between wavelengths 290 and 310 are responsible. Unfortunately, this wavelength doesn’t penetrate the atmosphere in northern latitudes in winter.)
Lack of Vitamin D is linked with conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Bone diseases from lack of vitamin D include rickets in children and osteoporosis.
Vitamin D supplements are needed especially in winter. Fifteen micrograms daily are recommended to optimize health. Most people get about 3 a day through diet. Anything above 100 doesn’t yield any benefit. Taking large doses over time can lead to excessive blood calcium levels and damage to the liver and kidneys.
_Stephen Fidler, WSJ
LA DOLCE VITA, JOIE DE VIVRE:
Free Covid-19 tests at CVS!!! Over the weekend I found out that CVS is doing drive-through Covid-19 tests. The pharmacist said that the government and most insurance companies are covering the cost. Go to www.cvs.com and register to set up an appointment.
“There is no other place I would recommend! Staff and Dr. M were amazing.” C.B.
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.
Peter McKenna, M.D.