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Buckhead's Dr. Mark McKenna's Beauty Picks

Ashton Pike | February 20, 2019 | Style & Beauty


A mover and shaker in the city’s beauty and aesthetics scene, Dr. S. Mark McKenna—founder and CEO of OVME (, which celebrates its first year in Atlanta this month—has become a notable name to Atlantans, who look to his Buckhead-based luxury medical aesthetic studio for a boost in their profile, from Botox, dermal fillers and CoolSculpting to IV hydration therapy and more. The secret source behind his good looks—besides genetics—shouldn’t come as a shock: It’s OVME. “I’m not just the owner; I’m also a client,” he says with a laugh. “When I can make time, I get routine HydraFacials, and I like to get Botox every three to four months. I’m also an avid user of medical-grade skincare products—yes, there is a difference!” As for the best advice he’s ever received for maintaining an envyworthy complexion, the skincare connoisseur says to “stay hydrated—a minimum of 60 ounces of water per day and to wear SPF 30-plus when in the sun.” Here, the handsome hometown hero sounds off on his top picks for putting his best face forward.


Clean as Can Be

“The Cleansing Complex by iS Clinical leaves my skin feeling clean without overdrying.” $42,


Padded Up
“Our best-seller is OVME’s multiacid pads. Each pad is infused with a custom blend of glycolic and salicylic acids. Used nightly after cleansing, these pads will change your life.” $120, OVME, 3167 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. G,


Miracle Worker

“Full stop, this TNS Essential serum is liquid gold. It’s a powerful combination of growth factors, which stimulate collagen production, and free radical fighting antioxidants. Use two bottles of this, and you will never use anything else.” 1 oz. for $281, by SkinMedica at


Curl Control
“Aveda’s Be Curly shampoo is my favorite—plant-based, gentle, absolutely fantastic stuff. I’ve been using this for years.” 33.8 fl. oz. for $73,


Photography by: dr. s. mark mckenna photo by jonathan orozco/haute couture media