New Year, New Resolutions: How your dermatologist can help you meet your better skin and body goals in 2021

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New Year Skincare Goals

By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology

Many of my patients come to see me to get ready for the holidays, but as soon as the holidays are over, they’re moving on to their New Year’s resolutions. It’s a new year, and we all get motivated to make some positive changes in our lives, and that’s never a bad thing!

We want this to be the year that we become our best selves – not only do we want to feel better and become healthier, but we want to look better so that those positive changes shine through.

While there are some new year’s resolutions, like getting organized, that I really can’t help you with, there are others that I most definitely can!

New Year’s Resolution to look younger, have a better body or healthier skin? Now, these I can help with!

New Year’s Resolution #1: Get a BETTER Body!

Eating healthy and getting exercise is always going to be the best way to get a better body. Still, we all know that sometimes genetics and age tend to get in the way of us really achieving our “best” body.

That’s where my team and I come in. We have a few proven treatments that can really help get you get the body you want, even when those other factors are working against you.


With this treatment, we’re specifically targeting and freezing unwanted fat, and we can do large areas or small areas like bra fat or fat around the knees.

It can either be used as a jumpstart to a weight loss program or done towards the end of your weight loss journey if you feel like you’ve done everything you can, and you just need a little bit of help in certain areas.

Here at Skin Wellness, I’m proud to say that we have someone who really focuses on CoolSculpting and has gotten our patients amazing results.


Profound® is perfect for reducing cellulite and eliminating small pockets of fat on people who are already in pretty good shape – they just have these little problem areas they want to improve.

Profound uses radio frequency and microneedling technology to tighten and create elasticity in the skin. It’s going to be more expensive than CoolSculpting, but it’s also for a more discerning patient who is very concerned about a small area.


We offer Exilis, which is radiofrequency without the microneedling. I’d say it’s more like a spa treatment that can be described as a hot stone massage. You can use it on large areas of the body, and it does really well for toning and tightening the skin.

I would say this is for the patient who doesn’t have the budget nor the time for Profound and doesn’t need such targeted therapy, but more looking to tone maybe the whole thigh area. There’s no downtime, but you do need to commit to several treatments in order to see results.

New Year’s Resolution #2: Make my skin HEALTHIER!

Just as with getting a better body, sometimes we do all we can to have healthy skin, and yet we just want to do more to combat genetics and aging. Here, we have some great options as well.

Forever Young BBL

I like BBL because it helps our patients get clearer, smoother and younger looking skin through light therapy. Not only is it good for overall skin rejuvenation, but it’s going to help remove age spots, redness, freckles, and other signs of sun damage.


There’s nothing not to love about the HydraFacial because it’s just so good for the skin and delivers so many benefits. While removing dead skin cells, it also extracts impurities, cleanses, hydrates and moisturizes. What more could you want? While these are good to do on a regular basis, you’re going to see more radiant skin after your first treatment.

Clear + Brilliant

Clear + Brilliant is like a lower-level Fraxel treatment. There’s no downtime, but it’s going to help improve texture and tighten the skin. The results are similar to those of a chemical peel but without the peeling.

This is the perfect treatment to add if you want to make sure you have processes in place to prevent you from having to do a whole lot later.

New Year’s Resolution #3: Look and feel YOUNGER!

A good refresher for the skin that can instantly help you look and feel younger is ???. It’s a good way to re-boost and rejuvenate without doing too much or looking different.

And of course, it’s always a good time for Botox® if you want to just freshen up the upper face and soften some lines.

Don’t hesitate to get help reaching those New Year’s Resolutions!

New Year’s Resolutions can be hard to stick with; we’ve all given up on some and vowed to do better next year. Let this year be the year you meet all your goals, even if it takes a little help!

Learn more about meeting your new year beauty goals in 2021 from Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, AL

At Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama, we offer cutting-edge skincare and dermatology services to our patients in the Greater Birmingham area, including Hoover and Homewood. At our offices in Birmingham & Chelsea, AL, our certified dermatologists are here to listen to your concerns and offer the individualized, high level of patient care you seek. We believe in making care accessible and affordable, and we will go out of our way to accommodate your visit. Give us a call today at 205-871-7332.