December 2020
Volume 4 Number 12
Happy Holidays from your friends at Skin Center. We wish you health, peace, love and joy this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year.
In this issue:
  • What is Ultherapy?
  • Ask Dr. G - Setting New Year's Resolutions
  • SAVINGS on Ultherapy, Latisse, Dermal Fillers, CoolSculpting & CoolTone
  • SkinCenter Blood Drive
FEATURED PROCEDURE
Ultherapy
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure which uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production to lift and tighten the skin. It is the only FDA approved treatment to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow. It can also be used on the chest to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Ultherapy works by delivering targeted ultrasound energy deep beneath the skin at the optimal temperature for collagen regeneration to stimulate production of fresh new collagen. Patients reach peak results around 2-3 months after their treatment. The treatment time depends on the area and can vary from 60-90 minutes. There is no downtime with Ultherapy. After the treatment skin may appear red and flushed but this usually resolves within a few hours. Some patients may experience mild swelling or tenderness in the treatment area. Less common post procedure effects include bruising or numbness. At Skin Center we offer treatment to completion which may include pre and post procedure care for optimal results.
Thanksgiving Thank You!

We want to thank all of our wonderful patients who helped us raised $2,500 and over 30lbs of food for Feeding South Florida's Thanksgiving Food Frenzy!

ASK DR. G

"I am attempting to set my goals for 2021 and I can't recall the helpful information you spoke about last year in regards to setting New Year's Resolutions. Would you please re post that article?"

My pleasure,

Many of us will be making New Year's Resolutions this month and I want to take some time to discuss setting goals. Every year resolutions are made and forgotten before the month of January has ended, sometimes sooner. Understanding how to set goals may help you stick to your resolutions.
 
Let’s start with what a resolution is:
res·o·lu·tion /ˌrezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/ noun    noun: resolution ; plural noun: resolutions
1)     a firm decision to do or not to do something.
2)     the quality of being determined or resolute.
 
Many of us make a resolution (or more than one) to make our life better and give the day-to-day “stuff” we do have meaning or purpose. Goal setting is not something to be taken lightly, it is something that can set you up for tremendous success (based on your definition of success) but you need to be smart about it. And by smart I mean SMART. S.M.A.R.T. goals turn life goals into crystal clear pictures that keep you on the right track and provide purpose and meaning, and a sense of fulfillment. In other words S.M.A.R.T. goals are a compass that gives you focus and direction and makes decision making easier. To make sure your goals are clear and reachable, each one should be:
  • Specific (simple, sensible, significant, substantive- to change behavior).
  • Measurable (meaningful, motivating).
  • Achievable (agreed, attainable).
  • Realistic (reasonable, relevant and resourced, results-based).
  • Time bound (time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).
 
Most importantly these goals must be written, otherwise it’s incredibly easy to get off track. Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals allow you to clarify your ideas, focus your efforts, use your time and resources productively, and increase your chances of achieving what you want in life. Write your goals down, review them regularly, otherwise it is easy to get off track.
 
Let's review each aspect of creating S.M.A.R.T. goals.

Specific 
Your goal should be clear and specific, otherwise you won't be able to focus your efforts or feel truly motivated to achieve it. When drafting your goal, try to answer the five "W" questions:
Who: Who is involved in this goal?
What: What do I want to accomplish?
Where: Where is this goal to be achieved?
When: When do I want to achieve this goal?
Why: Why do I want to achieve this goal?

Measureable
It's important to have measurable goals, so that you can track your progress and stay motivated.
Assessing progress helps you to stay focused, meet your deadlines, and feel the excitement of getting closer to achieving your goal. A measurable goal should address questions such as:
How much?
How many?
How will I know when it is accomplished?

Achievable 
Your goal also needs to be realistic and attainable to be successful. The achievability of the goal should be stretched to make you feel challenged, but defined well enough that you can actually achieve it. An achievable goal will usually answer questions such as:
How can I accomplish this goal?
How realistic is the goal, based on other constraints, such as financial factors?

Realistic 
This step is about ensuring that your goal matters to you, and that it also aligns with other relevant goals.
A relevant goal can answer "yes" to these questions:
Is the goal realistic and within reach?
Is this the right time?
Am I the right person to reach this goal?

Time bound
Every goal needs a target date, so that you have a deadline to focus on and something to work toward. A time-bound goal will usually answer these questions:
Does my goal have a deadline?
By when do you want to achieve your goal?
 
An example of a S.M.A.R.T. goal would be:
On January 1, I will obtain a gym membership at my local community center. In order to be healthier, I will work out four days a week. Every week, I will aim to lose one pound of body fat.

Good Luck setting and accomplishing your S.M.A.R.T. goals.
 
Wishing you the best for a Happy and a Healthy new Year.
 
Dr G
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