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Looking Ahead in the New Year: Top Facial Procedures for a Fresh Outlook

The start of a new year can be a bittersweet time of looking back on your memories from the last year. But it is also a chance to feel hopeful about the year to come and to consider the possibilities and opportunities that come with a fresh start. Every January, it is easy to make resolutions and daydream about your new year. But it is often much harder to make these dreams a reality as your schedule fills up and you fall back into a routine. If one of your 2018 resolutions is to focus on yourself and build up your confidence, now is the time to consider scheduling a facial cosmetic procedure at The Maas Clinic. With this guide to our top procedures for a fresh-faced New Year, you can learn more about what we can do for you in 2018.

Non-Invasive Facial Treatments

If you are looking for a quick pick-me-up for your skin or your face, you may be interested in one of our many non-invasive facial procedures. These procedures are non-surgical, which means that they can usually be accomplished in short appointments and do not require any bed rest. Non-invasive treatments are ideal for those who want to improve skin quality, tone and texture with deep exfoliation, or for those whose aging concerns are specific and not severe.

Chemical Peels and Laser Treatments

If skin texture or discoloration is your main concern, ask us about a chemical peel or laser treatment. Chemical peels are a type of facial that uses a chemical exfoliator — such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid — to thoroughly remove the top layer of dead or damaged skin cells from your face. This kind of procedure can leave your skin feeling smoother and softer, can improve fine lines and can reduce redness. For even deeper rejuvenation, try a laser treatment like ActiveFX, DeepFX or Clear + Brilliant. Each of these treatments uses laser energy to peel away the outermost layer of damaged, dulled skin and promotes the growth of new, healthier skin cells. Laser treatments also stimulate the production of collagen, a structural protein that improves elasticity to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox and Dermal Fillers

For a treatment geared towards anti-aging, try scheduling a Botox session or an appointment for dermal fillers. Both Botox and dermal fillers are simple injections, but they deliver incredible results for the right client. Botox is an excellent option for forehead wrinkles or a slightly sagging brow — the active ingredient in Botox helps to relax facial muscles that cause worry lines, frown lines or an otherwise tense forehead. For lines not caused by contracted muscles, dermal fillers like Juvéderm or Restylane can restore volume and a youthful bounce. Dermal fillers are also great options for sagging cheeks, hollows or wrinkling around the lips.

Facial Surgeries

A surgical procedure may be a better fit for more advanced signs of aging or multiple concerns. Though the idea of scheduling a plastic surgery may seem intimidating, at The Maas Clinic we know that the results are always worthwhile. A surgical procedure can add years back to your face, and it is a much longer-lasting solution than a non-invasive treatment.

Facelift

Facelifts are among the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide because they are effective, comprehensive and long-lasting. Though they are one of the most invasive options for refreshing your appearance, they are also one of the most thorough. During a facelift, your surgeon repositions your skin and facial muscles to smooth wrinkles, sculpt your facial structure and eliminate sagging skin. If you are unhappy with the toll that time has taken on your face and you want a single, one-time procedure that can do it all, you may be ready to start the new year with a facelift.

Blepharoplasty

Many people focus on lines and wrinkles as signs of aging but don’t realize that the eyes and eyelids can age the face just as quickly. Drooping eyelids, also called eyelid ptosis, can make you look years older and more tired, and can even impair vision in severe cases. Puffy bags under the eyes can similarly age and exhaust the face. Blepharoplasty is the technical term for eyelid surgery, a procedure designed to fix both of these concerns. An upper blepharoplasty removes the excess skin that causes eyelids to sag and appear half-shut, while a lower blepharoplasty can remove or redistribute the pockets of fat causing puffiness. A full blepharoplasty opens the eyes and evens out the skin below the eyes, resulting in a more energized and youthful appearance.

Neck Lift and Contouring

The neck is another feature that is often forgotten when it comes to anti-aging. Age lines are not limited to the face, and the thin, fragile skin of the neck and décolletage are particularly prone to wrinkling. And, over time, the small muscles in your neck and jowls start to lose their tone — this can cause the skin to sag, or it can cause the volumizing fat around your chin to form a bulge at the base of the neck called submental fullness. Even if you take care of your face, your neck can make your face look older, wider or less sculpted. If neck wrinkles, submental fat or sagging jowls have been making you self-conscious about your appearance, your ideal 2018 procedure may be a neck lift or submental liposuction.

If you are ready to commit to yourself and your confidence in 2018, do not wait to schedule your consultation with Dr. Corey Maas in San Francisco. This January, take the initiative to make your aesthetic dreams a reality and contact The Maas Clinic to learn more about which facial procedure might be right for you. Dr. Maas is an internationally-recognized expert in facial cosmetic procedures and surgeries. For more information about the services that Dr. Maas and his team provide at our locations in San Francisco and Reno/Tahoe, contact us today at 415-567-7000.

It is never too late, To be what you might have been.- George Eliot