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This guide will help you start off the new year strong by focusing on manageable goals, and giving you all the information you need to get started on your self-care and wellness journey for the new year. Whether you’re hoping to work on body contouring, skin care education, or simply need to find a way to establish a monthly self-care routine, we’ve got you covered with tricks and tips, as well as services from Vita Nova.

Goal: Get Strong, Defined Abs

Getting your abs toned isn’t just an aesthetic goal – it can also help you with your posture, which can help alleviate or avoid back pain that many of us get from sitting at a desk or up on our feet for a good part of the day. Here are some ways to define your abdominal muscles this year.

Snag your Accufit treatment package.

Accufit is a revolutionary tool that works on your muscles while you get to relax – it’s like doing crunches while you meditate, listen to music, or get your thoughts in order for the day. Grab a package, which includes six 30-minute Accufit treatments and a body wrap – you’ll see significant results which can be boosted with other health and lifestyle changes.

Walk at an incline for 30 minutes every day.

Starting a healthier lifestyle is an obvious part of gaining muscle and reducing fat, but it might be overwhelming to figure out a fitness routine that you can keep up with every day. That’s where the Twelve Three Thirty low-impact treadmill routine comes in. Founded by lifestyle blogger Lauren Giraldo, the Twelve Three Thirty routine is where you simply walk on the treadmill at 3 MPH at 12 incline for 30 minutes. You can always start at a lower incline or speed and work your way up to the routine. It’s a simple workout that can have huge results.

Try other body contouring treatments like Zerona or Genius.

In addition to Accufit and lifestyle changes, you can also try some of the other services that Vita Nova offers like Zerona or Genius. Zerona is a non-invasive, body slimming, low-level laser proven to remove fat and reduce inches. You can lose 3-5 inches off your waist with zero pain, zero bruising, and zero downtime. Another option is Genius from Lutronic, an RF microneedling device that tightens skin and improves collagen while also reducing some levels of fat and cellulite, and in some cases, it can even help address skincare concerns. Depending on your exact goals, these treatments can help you see results sooner.

Attend our Activate Your Year Event on January 25, 2023!

Is toning and strengthening muscle on your list of New Year’s resolutions? At Vita Nova, we have several great options to help you including Accufit!

We’re hosting an Activate Your Year event on January 25th – you’ll get to learn more about Accufit, additional services, and products that complement each other. Plus, you’ll even have the chance to try out Accufit for yourself!


Goal: Establish a Skincare Routine

You might have dabbled in skincare or patched together a routine based on products you’ve seen trending on social media – either way, you’re due for an upgrade. Here are some easy ways to jumpstart your 2023 with a customized skincare regimen.

Come in for a skin analysis consultation.

If you’re at square one when it comes to establishing a skincare routine, your first step should be to come into Vita Nova Medical Spa in Manassas, Virginia for a skin analysis. Doris, our owner and expert can talk with you about your skin health, what your concerns are, and give you curated advice that is designed specifically for you! Book your appointment now or give us a call if you have any questions you need answering before booking.

Switch to medical-grade skincare products.

At Vita Nova, we carry several brands including our own Vita Nova skincare line. Each brand offers different formulas, textures, and pros and cons, but what they all have in common is that they are medical-grade. This means they have to pass a stringent set of requirements including a higher concentration of active ingredients than their over-the-counter counterparts. That means you’ll have to use a lot less product to start seeing results.

Leave your skincare products in a place where you can see them.

This might sound silly, but leaving your skincare products in a place where you can actually easily reach them will increase the likelihood that you will actually use them every day. It’s so easy to not do any part of your skincare routine and go straight to bed, but cleansing, treating, toning, and moisturizing your skin every day are the building blocks to overall healthier skin.

Goal: Reduce Overall Stress Levels

Did you know that high levels of stress can have a physical impact on your body? It’s true! Stress leads to a build-up of cortisol, a known hormone that in normal levels helps regulate the body. When these levels are elevated during times of stress your ability to fight infections, heal wounds, and regulate your blood sugar are drastically reduced. Here are some great ways to focus on reducing your stress levels for your mind and for your body.

Treat yourself to a facial.

Vita Nova offers several luxurious facials to choose from. Our Signature Facial is a great place to start, and the Fire and Ice Facial is a more advanced treatment that’s often nicknamed the “Red Carpet Facial”. Treat yourself to one of these rejuvenating experiences which combine skincare with a chance to recharge and relax.

Try Botox or Dysport to alleviate teeth clenching and grinding.

If clenching and grinding your teeth is a symptom of your stress, you’re not alone. Many people grind their teeth during the day and in their sleep and see severe damage to their teeth because of it. Botox or Dysport injections can help here as they can reduce the movement in your jaw and stop you from grinding your teeth. 

Practice good sleep hygiene.

It’s a lot easier said than done, but good sleep habits can do wonders for your anxiety. Try getting a full night’s sleep and avoiding bright screens for at least a half hour before bedtime. If you’re the kind of person who likes to zone out by browsing social media before you try to sleep, try switching to a good podcast like Two Hot Takes which can replace some of the buzz you get from social media but won’t make it harder to fall asleep because of bright screens.

Goal: Address Acne Concerns

If you’re concerned about acne, Vita Nova has several great options that will help you address not only the symptoms but the root cause of your acne. 


Invest in the Acleara Acne Clearing System

At Vita Nova, we offer an amazing treatment called Acleara – an FDA-approved acne treatment that can work on all skin types. It’s a photo pneumatic device that combines Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) with a gentle vacuum to remove oils, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Most people require repeat treatments to see significant results and combined with the Acne Facial, treatments take roughly 60 minutes. If acne is something you’re trying to combat this year, invest in one of our Acleara Acne Clearing System packages and see how it can help you!


Come in for a skin analysis that focuses on your acne.

If you’re unsure about what treatments would be best to treat your acne, come in for a skin analysis and learn more about what the cause of your acne may be. You’ll be able to get customized advice on products and treatments and create a long-term plan with our providers that will help you achieve your skincare goals.


Goal: Give Yourself Time for Self-Care

Self-care is something we could all use more of in our lives. If your goal for 2023 is to incorporate more time for yourself into your busy schedule, here are some tips to help you make this happen.

Sign up for our Activate Your Year six-week challenge.

A great way to start your year of self-care and good habits is to participate in our Activate Your Year challenge. It’s free to participate so you can download your bingo board today, and you’ll get the opportunity to win some great prizes. Learn more about our Activate Your Year challenge today and get ready for it to start on January 9th!

Start with five minutes a day for yourself.

If you find yourself overwhelmed with how much you have to do and how much people need from you – you aren’t alone. Many of us feel this way and have a hard time managing our schedules while also prioritizing time for ourselves. If you have a hard time scheduling time for yourself, start with just five minutes per day. Put your phone on silent and meditate for a few minutes, or give yourself time to enjoy your morning coffee without worrying about notifications. From there, you can work your way up to longer chunks of time that you’re dedicating to yourself.

Sign up for a Vita Nova membership.

One of the best ways to make sure that you’re taking time every month to relax and focus on yourself is to invest in a Membership. There are three different tiers that you can choose from depending on which services you’re interested in. Plus, each tier includes discounts on additional products and services that you can get each month. You can pay on a monthly basis or receive a 5% discount for paying for the entire annual membership upfront.

Reach out to us today to learn more about Vita Nova memberships and stop by our office today to sign up.

Schedule your self-care in advance.

Whether your self-care is an appointment at Vita Nova, plans with friends, or a workout class, scheduling it in advance is a great way to encourage yourself to follow through. Book your appointment, make reservations, and commit to plans in advance. Although you’ll probably find yourself canceling on occasion, putting these things on your calendar will help you follow through rather than planning on last-minute excursions.


Whether you’re planning on focusing on physical or emotional growth this year (or both!) you have a support system at Vita Nova Medical Spa. Make sure you sign up to participate in our Activate Your Year challenge and RSVP to attend our January 25th event! We look forward to seeing you there and throughout this year as we work on activating our best selves for 2023 and beyond.


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Get involved by signing up for our January 25th event and participate in our six-week challenge.