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    Mused after… learning that Daylight Savings time starts Sunday, March 10 at 3 am. This boosts more sunlight which helps seasonal affective disorder. Enjoy today’s Sun!

    Breast Augmentations on new patients between now and May 31 are just $6900 for silicone and $6500 for saline implants! Also, you get a free dose of filler such as Juvederm or Botox. This includes surgeon’s fee, anesthesia and OR fees AND implants! Schedule your consultation by May 31 and complete the surgery by June 30. Some restrictions apply. Call for your complimentary consultation.


    Many factors go into feeling “winter blues”. Today will be cold, gray and rainy. But even on a sunny day this time of year many still feel the effects of shorter days. Dr. Michael Terman from Columbia University explains how less light affects our bodies.

    When we awake, sunlight hits our eyes sending a signal to the brain where a neurochemical cascade awakens us. This causes sleep hormone melanin to be turned off. On drab mornings this may take longer or the signal may not be as strong. There is also less production of the “feel good” neurotransmitter, serotonin. Dopamine and norepinephrine are stockpiled and contribute to a blue mood.

    The result is a dip in energy levels, wanting to sleep more, and craving more carbohydrate-heavy foods. Those who are more susceptible are women, younger people, and those with a family history of depression. Geography may play a part with the more northern areas having fewer daylight hours.

    (Did You Know? Fifteen percent of the population may experience at least one mood-related change during the winter. Another 5% of Americans are diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder.)

    Treatment varies according to the severity. For most, keeping your body going and a consistent sleep schedule help regulate your internal clock and can help your mood. Here are four ways to help yourself and others. Do something for someone else by volunteering. Cook and eat healthy to get back on track after the holidays. Exercising goes hand in hand with eating healthy and increase serotonin. Lastly, plan something special whether it be lunch with someone or going to a warmer climate on vacation.

    Seasonal affective disorder may require behavioral therapy and antidepressants. If there is difficulty completing work tasks, getting out of bed or avoidance of spending time with friends then seeing a medical or mental health professional is essential. Light therapy may be helpful especially when guided by a professional. A bright-light box using 10,000 lux used before 8 a.m. for at least 30 minutes helps many.

    Personally, I continue my exercise and healthy routines but turn on more lights around the house while home than I do during other seasons. Fires inside or out also elevate my mood. Lastly, I tend to keep my Christmas lights up longer than most and a tree in the bedroom where no visitors can see it in March .

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    Dr. McKenna is a wonderful surgeon & extremely easy to talk to. His staff is top-notch.
    – K.K.


    Red Wine Shallot Sauce for Meats

    Brown or cook beef, pork or game in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium high heat. If cooked set aside on cutting board to rest otherwise finish cooking in the oven, then set aside. Add 2 Tbl. of butter to skillet and 1-2 shallots that have been minced. Cook about 2 minutes. Add ¾ cup of red wine and cook until reduced by half and slightly syrupy, about 7 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Cute silicone device to assist in simmering.
    (“Help me, I can’t get out.”)


    Get 4 cycles for price of 3. Can be used on multiple body parts or focus on one area.
    Does not have to be used in one sitting, as some patients may need two cycles then a repeat.

    Our Spectrum LASER/IPL and this is what it does…

    “Tattoo Regret” immediately after the first treatment.

    HAIR: Permanent Hair Reduction

    VASCULAR: Eliminates spider veins, capillaries, and small hemangiomas of face, legs and body.

    PIGMENT: Pigment & brown spot reduction of face, neck, decolletage, and hands.

    SKIN RESURFACING: Facial peels improve wrinkles from “lunchtime” to complete resurfacing.

    TATTOO: Tattoo removal, “Erase Regret”.

    ACNE: Acne treatments for adults and teens.

    Our consultations are FREE. Call us at 513-793-5772 to schedule yours and get the specific information for your circumstance.

    Laser Hair Removal Special:
    Laser Hair Removal package of 4 20% off single treatment pricing.
    Laser Hair Removal package of 6 normally 20% off single treatment now 30% off!
    Purchase another package after the first and receive 50% off the single package price.

    Monthly Payment Plans for Surgeries, Skincare and Injectables Through CareCredit, Call Us for Details. Currently, no interest on 6 month plans.

    Healthy Living,

    Peter McKenna, M.D.

    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center | 513.793.5772 |10577 Montgomery Road | Cincinnati, OH 45242

    30+ Years of Improving Lives
    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998
    Allergan Top 500 Physician
    SkinCeuticals “Flagship” Practice
    And now a Luminary (expert) for Endymed RF Fractional Treatments

    (I do write all the emails and have done so since 2007. -PJM)

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