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Reunion Ready: Facial Procedures To Get You Ready For Your Class Reunion

Submitted by Dr. Fasching on Tue 07/25/2017 - 16:37

Attending a class reunion brings on waves of nostalgia, revives old rivalries, and ultimately transports us years back in time. Unfortunately, as fun as all of this is, a class reunion can serve as a stark reminder that we’re not as young as we used to be. It’s a time when many of us suddenly start to notice the fine lines creeping across our foreheads and the spare tire that’s slowly wrapped itself around our middles.

Rather than letting these insecurities hold you back from enjoying your class reunion to the fullest, why not get a little cosmetic help? Even if you don’t want to have invasive surgery, there are a number of quick and easy procedures available that can take years off your appearance. Read on to find out more about our personal favorites:

Botox

Botox is the “gold standard” in wrinkle removal, and for good reason. This fast and relatively painless series of injections can dramatically smooth out facial lines, resulting in a more youthful look. Better still, the stereotypes about Botox “freezing” people’s faces aren’t true: You’ll still be able to smile, laugh, and frown normally after Botox treatment. Your former classmates won’t notice you’ve had Botox—they’ll just wonder how you’ve managed to age so gracefully.

Chemical peels

Facial skin tends to take a lot of abuse as the years add up: It’s directly exposed to sunlight, wind, and pollution, making it a prime location for age spots and other imperfections to form. Chemical peels get rid of these imperfections by forcing the top layer of the skin to literally “peel off,” taking fine lines, scars, and age spots with it. As a result, your face will have a fresh “glow” as soon as you’re done healing from the peel (this should take about a week).

Dermal fillers

Like Botox, dermal fillers banish wrinkles; however, they also have the additional advantage of replacing lost skin volume and improving facial shape. This makes them the perfect complement to Botox and other non-surgical facial treatments.

Chin liposuction

Having excess fat under the chin—a common side-effect of aging—can make us look pounds heavier and years older than we really are. Fortunately, chin liposuction can quickly and easily remove this fat.

None of the facial procedures described above require a lengthy recovery, so they’re suitable even if you’re rushing around at the last minute to get ready for your class reunion… Now that’s something to smile about! Ready to learn more? Contact us today for your consultation with Dr. Fasching.