After all the unexpected challenges that came our way in 2020, most of us are eagerly anticipating turning a new page in 2021. In Greek and Roman mythology, Janus was the god of beginnings, which is why it makes sense to name the first month of the year after him.
While many of us set fitness goals that have us flocking to the gym in January, talented cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt also see an uptick in appointments at the start of the year. What makes January such a popular time for cosmetic treatments?
1. The Makeover Mindset
Many people make New Year’s resolutions concerning their appearance and well-being. Cosmetic treatments align with these goals because they can make you look younger, restore a healthy glow, and boost your overall self-esteem. Often, the dawning of a brand-new year represents a perfect opportunity to get a refreshed look and reframe your mental attitude. Scheduling an appointment for a quick, in-office solution like dermal filler or neuromodulator injections can help you welcome 2021 with a rejuvenated appearance.
2. You Could Have Fewer Commitments
The holiday season can be hectic. Obligations to travel, visit with family and friends, and find ways keep kids occupied on their winter break from school all cut into your free time for self-care. Once you turn the calendar from December to January, you may be able to plan for procedures like a facelift or rhinoplasty that require setting aside a week or two for healing and recovery.
Reward yourself for making it through a busy holiday season with the gift of a procedure that may have been on your wish list for a long time. The post-holiday period could also be an excellent time to take time off work if your job is in an industry that tends to slow down at the beginning of the year. You can drop off the radar for a little bit and return to your workplace with renewed optimism and enthusiasm for your responsibilities.
3. The Days Are Shorter and Colder
Winter is the ideal time of year to get many cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels and minimally invasive laser skin resurfacing. That’s because this treatment makes your skin more sensitive to the sun, and you’ll need to avoid excessive exposure to sunlight if you want to enjoy excellent results. Since January brings fewer hours of daylight and less incentive to spend time outdoors, scheduling your laser procedure in the first couple of weeks of 2020 will help you reverse years of sun damage and protect your newly treated skin from harmful UV rays simultaneously.
Ring in the New Year by Scheduling Your Consultation Today
If you’re ready to start 2021 on the right note, we have the solutions you’re looking for at Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery. Having honed his skills at one of the world’s premier facial plastic surgery training institutions, Dr. Schmidt uses his expertise in facial anatomy to specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the face. To make an appointment for an in-person or virtual consultation, please reach out to us today online or by calling (720) 443-2235.