Dr Rod Rohrich’s 15 Key Things to be Your Best and Look Your Best For the New Year

The following are some great and safe things each of us can do to look and feel better both in the short and long term for  2018:


  • Drink responsibly, eat healthy foods and maintain a proper exercise regimen. Substitute alcohol for flavored soda water or juices with nutritional value. There is a tendency to eat excessively over the holiday season, so the key is to drink at least 2-3 glasses of water before holiday events as this will help reduce your appetite. Limit your carbohydrate intake and focus on a diet high in fiber and protein.   Keep a log of your aerobic and anaerobic exercise program for 5 days per week. (20-30 minutes per session)


  • Always give back each day to help someone in need or that you can help make life better for them


  • Learn one new thing each day and give up one thing each day so we become less material and more goal driven in your life


  • Surround yourself with only positive people and remove all the negative ones in your life as they suck the life and energy out of us


  • Always live your dream each day and learn from your failures as the will make your more successful if you learn to yourself – be true to you always!



  • Soften the wrinkles around your eyelids, and forehead areas with a neuromodulator like Botox® – do it soon as it takes 7- 10 days to see the effect.


  • Restore your sagging cheeks, hollow temples and correct your jawline fullness with your own fat[2] or the use of an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler[3, 4] such as Restylane®, Juvederm® or Voluma™ that are all considered safe , absorbable and reversible. These fillers will help you look younger and less tired.


  • Plump up your lips to restore the upper and lower lip shape and contour with a soft FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm® or Restylane® Silk. Do not overdo it in order to maintain a youthful natural look. (Never use a permanent filler in the lips or face)


  • When you have a facial filler or Botox®, make sure you see a board certified Cosmetic Physician which includes a physician from one of four core specialties- Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Facial Plastic Surgery (ENT) and oculoplastic surgery. These physicians are fully trained in the use of only FDA approved facial fillers and neuromodulators like Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®. Visit the American board of Medical specialties website to see if your physician is board certified. (abms.org) Be safe and know who your cosmetic physician is before you go see him/her!


  • If you have a “turkey-gobbler” neck that is primarily fat then you can use a non invasive technology that melts fat like Kybella® or one that freezes fat and then removes it like Coolsculpting®


  • Always you a SPF >30 sunscreen ( one that protects you from UVA and UVB light) during the day no matter where you are to protect your skin from sun damage Use a retinol agent daily  (like Retin-A®) as it is the only scientifically proven agent to have a long term anti-aging effect on your skin.


  • Remove and diminish thigh cellulite with miminally invasive technology like Cellfina®, Cellulaze™, or Body-fix.


  • Remove and diminish the troublesome red spots in the face and neck area with an IPL (intense pulsed light) device. The treatment has minimal down time but requires several treatments.


  • Restore your youthful hands by the use of your own fat injected into the top of the hands or the use of Radiesse® (calcium hydroxyapatite).

More about Rod Rohrich here: http://mdsource.com/about-dr-rod-rohrich