Looking great and feeling great go hand and hand for most people. But sometimes, there are certain blemishes we want hidden or removed. Whether they be a birthmark, scar from an accident or simply the wears of aging.
If this sounds familiar, Dr. Mark McKenna has a designed a medical boutique exactly for you. His new boutique focuses on the individual experience, removing the sterile environment often found in hospitals.
What Is A Cosmetics Services Boutique?
As designed by McKenna, the cosmetics services boutique removes the cold, industrial surroundings of a hospital or doctor’s office and replaces them with a warm and welcoming environment.
The boutique delivers high quality minimally invasive cosmetic services. Most procedures are completed as an outpatient. Meaning, you can walk in and out all on the same day.
McKenna said in a release, “We believe that the needs of the medical aesthetic consumer have evolved beyond the stale industry landscape.” He continued, “OVME will not only offer products and services that deliver precise results, but it will also leverage technology to reinvent elective healthcare.”
Boutique team members are made up of creative caregivers who provide solutions for “age appropriate” skin health.
There are four main areas McKenna’s team focuses on: Face, body, men, and wellness. Services are available for both men and women.
The company behind the boutique is OVME (pronounced “of me”). McKenna is the company founder and CEO.
New Medical Aesthetic Studio Available In Buckhead
The boutique will be located at Peachtree Road, at 3167 Peachtree Road NE. It will be a 1,500 square foot space. It will include four luxurious private rooms and a well-designed retail space that allows for purchasing select premium skincare products.
“We believe that the needs of the medical aesthetic consumer have evolved beyond the stale industry landscape,” said McKenna.
McKenna wants his customers to have a wholly unique and pleasant experience that will be the opposite of the current experience in medical clinics.
“Our team has deconstructed every aspect of the medical aesthetic consumer journey and we asked ourselves how we can better serve our clients,” says McKenna. “We are doing deep dives into design, technology, and data to provide a uniquely curated experience for our patients.”
Who is Dr. Mark McKenna?
McKenna has an MD from Tulane University Medical School and also holds an MBA. He is licensed in surgery and medicine by the Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners.
Originally from New Orleans, after receiving his degree, McKenna practiced medicine while working with his father. At the same time, he launched a company named McKenna Venture Investments, which was a real estate development firm.
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29th, 2005, it destroyed the city and most of McKenna’s business. As the city started rebuilding itself, McKenna helped by actively participating in the redevelopment of low to moderate-income housing.
Years later, McKenna acquired Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc., which offered turnkey design-build, finance, and real estate closing services. The companies would grow to over 50 employees under the guidance of McKenna.
McKenna’s business endeavors didn’t stop there. In November of 2007, he moved to Atlanta, GA. There, he launched ShapeMed, an aesthetic and wellness based medical practice. On November 1st, 2014, Life Time Fitness (NYSE – LTM) bought ShapeMed. McKenna continued to have involvement as the National Medical Director of Life Time Fitness Inc. until July 2016.
In an interview with Forbes, McKenna describes his transition with Life Time Fitness, “I said, I’m not interested in growing someone else’s brand. She said, what if we buy you? We had been going down the franchise path at that point and I’d been approached by outside capital. We were at an inflection point. I thought it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”
I began thinking of some ways to bring OVME to life.
McKenna then became the CEO and founder of OVME, which states, “We deliver curated medical aesthetic experiences in contemporary and welcoming environments.”
In an interview with interview.net, McKenna described how the idea of OVME came to him, “While I was employed in the medical aesthetics industry, I began thinking of some ways to bring OVME to life. I was able to expand my practice and make it one of the most successful of its kind in this country. Throughout the process, I began seeing numerous chances to shake things up. This is what led to the idea behind OVME.”
In regards to how OVME is different from some of McKenna’s other business ventures, he described it this way, “OVME was intended to build a brand around the retail medical aesthetics market. Botox is widely recognized, but there is no set outlet that offers the product. The new venture was meant to provide a top and luxurious client experience. Instead of going to a doctor, individuals can receive cosmetic procedures in a less “medical” setting. We are developing an app that lets us send providers to clients. We can perform virtual consults as well. It is like Uber for the aesthetics world.”
In 2013, Dr. Mark McKenna was featured on Doctorpreneur with Dr. Jeff Gallups, Dr. Stanford Plavin, and Dr. Christopher Reeves. He said of the experience, “I was pleased to be invited on the inaugural episode of the new show. I have an enormous amount of respect for Jeff (Gallups) and Cliff (Oxford) so I was happy to support their endeavor.”
In 2012, one of McKenna’s previous companies, ShapeMed, requalified for Black Diamond level distinction with Allergan, Inc. This is a feat accomplished by only 1% of MD’s nationwide.
McKenna is honored that the company requalified. In a press release, he said, “We are proud to be re-certified an Allergan Black Diamond Partner. Allergan makes a meaningful difference in the lives of patients who benefit from the company’s products. The certification cements our alliance in the effort to push the envelope in the field of medical aesthetics, with the highest quality, leading-edge service, and care. This honor is truly a testament to our staff and to superior patient outcomes”.
Dr. Mark Mckenna has been a member of the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs for about 5 years, Oxford Entrepreneurs brings together thought-leaders to learn from each other with real world lessons and grow and share powerful blueprints for success.