Dr. Mark McKenna is a Louisiana native who studied at Tulane University to practice surgery and medicine in Georgia and Florida. He also started a real estate business while in Louisiana. After Katrina hit Louisiana, he relocated to Georgia and launched ShapeMed, a wellness and aesthetic medical practice. Dr. McKenna continued the pursuit of his real estate interests in Georgia and now is the owner of Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. which employs 50 employees.
Meanwhile ShapeMed became quite successful. ShapeMed offered Botox injections, nutrition, weight loss and laser hair removal to its patients. Its success was one of the reasons Dr. McKenna decided to sell ShapeMed to Lifetime Fitness in 2015. After the sale, the driven Dr. Mark McKenna began formulating ideas for his next business venture. In March 2017, he founded OVME; a technology based aesthetic elective medical practice.
Currently OVME advertises two skincare procedures: micro-needling + PRP and non-surgical lip augmentation. Micro-needling is a popular non-invasive technique for skin resurfacing. Many celebrities have made this procedure popular, such as Kim Kardashian. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. This is using the patient’s own blood to induce collagen production and thus bring new life to the skin. Non surgical lip augmentation makes the lips fuller by using fillers. The micro-needling procedure lasts typically for 9-12 months, non-surgical lip augmentation lasts 6-9 months. OVME is scheduled to open its offices in February of 2018.
Dr. Mark McKenna intends to run OVME very differently from traditional medical practices. OVME’s main office will email forms to patients that they’ll fill out before the appointment. Upon their arrival they will first meet a patient coordinator. Other potential patients only need to download the OVME app to schedule appointments with freelance providers, nurse practitioners and physicians who will come to their homes for the initial visit. He’s setting up the business similar to Airbnb and Uber. Its McKenna’s goal to set up a national chain of OVME practices.
Dr. Mark McKenna has been driven to succeed since early adulthood. This can be seen in all of his ventures which have each resulted in his financial growth. OVME looks like a winner. With Dr. McKenna at the helm, it will be the successful national chain he’s envisioning.