New year’s resolutions.. how strong is your resolve?


We all make them! Every year, come the first of January, we are looking at what we want to improve about our lives  – and it is a great idea to think about the positives going forward.

So why do our resolutions fall by the wayside so easily by the end of January?

Because most of them rely on will power; it’s as simple as that. We are committing to making changes in our lives that we simply can’t accommodate without even more changes; and changes that affect other people as well. We endlessly promise to eat better, keep fitter, drink less, be more organised, look after ourselves, balance work and play …. and the list goes on.

Many of my clients come to me with a wish to change something about themselves that they have been growing unhappy about over time; they rarely coming on a whim or because of peer pressure. They come because they have resolved to take charge and do something for themselves. This can be a brave move for many and they rightly want to understand what it will entail and what they can expect the outcomes to be; I am always pleased when they come armed with questions at the initial free consultation.

How we feel about ourselves is important. It can affect how we respond in life, our confidence and outlook. Although all the photographs you usually see show good looking men and women who are looking to preserve their looks, this is not the full story behind many of the treatments offered at Somerset Cosmetic Clinic. Yes, I aim to help you meet your wishes to have smoother skin, brighter complexions and a fresher look, but for many people what I am really trying to do is meet their need to feel good about themselves. This is something I respect and understand – it is important to them and it can be life-changing.

If you dig deep into my website you will see many different types of treatments that I deliver. You will all have heard of Botox®dermal fillers and maybe a few of the others but you may not know what these treatments can actually achieve? My new website goes a little way to explaining some of the benefits but I am always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact me via the website, twitter or my facebook page, and if you ‘like’ my page or follow me on twitter you will also hear about special offers I post from time to time.

For instance, did you know that Botox ® injections can help migraine sufferers or reduce the problems that some people have with excessive sweating? Both of these conditions can have drastic effects on those who live with the problem.

When you come to Somerset Cosmetic Clinic, you come to solve a problem and to take control and unlike your average New Year’s resolution, the solution is your own. You are not asking others to change their way of doing things to accommodate changes you want to make, and the results will last more than the average New Year’s resolution does!

This January we have a special offer to help you keep your resolve – £25 off your first treatment, so contact me now and make a longer lasting resolution for 2014!

Happy New Year!

Dr Ed Porter

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