While 80% of New Year’s resolutions have been broken or forgotten by February, you’re determined to be part of that 20% who makes good on their vows. One way to reach that goal is to create resolutions that excite you so much that they’re easy to keep. 

The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, California, want you to feel good about yourself all year long. Here are a few suggested resolutions that are easy to keep because they boost your self-esteem by making you look your best. 

Shake It Up

If you associate gym membership with boring crunches and endless hours on an elliptical while watching house-hunting shows, look around: Many of the major gyms offer an abundance of fun classes that raise your heart rate, burn calories, and build muscles. Try out Zumba, boxing, soul cycle, or other dance classes at your local gym. Try to shake up your routine by varying the types of exercise you do. Make sure you do cardio, strengthening, and stretching every week to keep your body strong, limber, and fit. Switching up also kills the boredom factor, because you’re always learning and trying something new. 

Vow to smooth your brow Dr. Monica Boen receiving botox injections by Dr. Douglas Wu

Erase your cares and worries with just a few touches of Botox Cosmetic. Botox and other neuromodulators — such as Xeomin, Jeuveau, and Dysport  — work by blocking the signals that tell dynamic muscles in your forehead and around your eyes to crunch up and wrinkle your skin. 

Neuromodulators put a stop to all that over-expressing so that your skin can smooth out and be wrinkle-free. Our expert dermatologists use just enough neuromodulator to calm down your muscles, but never enough to “freeze” them. You can laugh, smile, and make normal expressions absolutely beautifully, without worrying about wrinkles. 

Of course, not all wrinkles are caused by dynamic muscles. A consultation helps you decide which treatments you want to improve the quality, firmness, and smoothness of your skin, including;

A great way to start the new year is to turn it back by 5-10 or more years. Ask your dermatologist about nonsurgical and liquid facelifts using lasers, neuromodulators, and dermal fillers. 

Nourish the inner you

Do you know that you have around 30 trillion cells in your body that are just hungering and thirsting for the right forms of nourishment? Stock your fridge and cupboards with the types of foods and beverages that nourish your cells while keeping your blood sugar stable and your waistline slim. You’ll feel better and look better while indulging your taste buds if you go for:

  • Fresh berries
  • Fresh citrus
  • Leafy greens
  • Grass-fed meats
  • Wild-caught fish
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Select grains and beans

An added benefit of eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies is that their high water content counts toward the 8-10 glasses of water you should drink every day. You can also count coffee, green tea, and fresh fruit/veggie-flavored waters toward your quota. Your cells will thank you.

If you need help losing weight or if you want the healthiest diet for your unique biology, make a point of making an appointment with a nutritionist, allergist, or physician who specializes in nutrition.  Finding out what foods work for you and which work against you allows you to design a diet that’s compatible with your needs.

Once you’re at or near your ideal weight,  give yourself a reward for sticking with your new habits with a body-contouring treatment from CoolSculpting, Kybella, CoolTone or liposculpture. After you’ve permanently eliminated those excess inches and unwanted fat cells, they won’t grow back. You’ll keep your newly “resolved” figure as long as you maintain a stable weight. 

Refresh your lips

A quick, easy way to make a dramatic change to your entire face — erasing years or just adding kissability — is to plump your lips with a dermal filler. Lip fillers that are rich with moisturizing hyaluronic acid — such as those in the Juvéderm and Restylane family of fillers — do everything from restore volume to totally reshape your lips. Use lip fillers to:

  • Add subtle volume
  • Add dramatic volume
  • Create more symmetry
  • Create more of a smile
  • Get a nonsurgical lip flip
  • Reshape your cupid’s bow
  • Smooth out scars

If you have wrinkles around your lips, your dermatologist might also suggest improving them with a laser treatment or filling them with a thin filler, such as Volbella, Restylane Silk or Belotero

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Pampering yourself with regular aesthetic treatments isn’t really a luxury in today’s hectic world. Self-care is essential for your body and mind to operate optimally. Regularly caring for your skin and body also gives you an opportunity to de-stress while you meditate, listen to music, read, or just chill. Consider adding in regular self-care treatments to your monthly routine, such as:

Whenever you can, give yourself a treat so you can resolve an issue that’s stressing you out and stealing your mental energy, such as:

Schedule A San Diego Skin Dermatology Consultation Today

It’s easier to keep resolutions when you have friends and a support team to help you through the rough times. If you want to team-up with a board-certified expert dermatologist at our San Diego medical spa so that you can make good on your pretty, easy resolutions this year, contact us.

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