Cosmetic treatment is often thought of as a luxury for the monied masses of Beverly Hills and Palm Beach. One physician and entrepreneur seeks to disrupt the cosmetic medical industry with an ingenious idea. The idea, to create a company that makes Botox treatments as easy as hailing a ride from Uber.
Dr. Mark McKenna‘s company OVME is a nationwide network that matches clients with cosmetic medical providers. In a business that is fragmented with local providers servicing local clients, OVME seeks to give a nationwide solution to people who want to find a safe and reliable, licensed Botox treatment provider.
Dr. Mark McKenna’s journey to OVME could find its roots almost two decades ago. That is when the young New Orleans based medical student sought to feed his entrepreneurial hunger by moonlighting at a local prison, performing physicals at $50 an hour. Dr. McKenna then used this money to invest in real estate. Dr. McKenna soon found himself as both a physician and a real estate entrepreneur. The doctor’s real estate career ended when Hurricane Katrina hit, followed by the housing crash of 2008.
Dr. Mark McKenna afterward relocated to Atlanta and opened a cosmetic medical practice known as ShapeMed. The business was a success with Dr. McKenna accepting a buyout of ShapeMed in 2014. Though the physician had sold his cosmetic medical practice for millions, he was not completely out of the cosmetic medical business.
Seeing an opportunity to disrupt the fragmented cosmetic medical business, Dr. Mark McKenna started OVME, a nationwide network of cosmetic medical providers. Clients simply go on the OVME app and find a provider in their area. OVME then makes the connection between the client and the provider. Dr. Mark McKenna envisions a future where great care come at the push of a button. With OVME, the physician and entrepreneur’s dream will become a reality in just about every city in America.