Now that the seasons are changing, it’s the perfect time to rejuvenate your skin. All of the sweat, and debris from soaking up the sun this summer have surely clogged your pores and roughened your skin’s texture, but now that the weather is getting cooler, you’re in a much better position to receive cosmetic treatments like facial resurfacing.

Unfortunately, resurfacing your skin won’t involve any costume makeup or Halloween masks, but it may include a number of treatments that work to improve your skin’s overall tone and texture to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin. If fine lines, wrinkles and poor skin elasticity are beginning to appear more readily than before, then facial resurfacing at the Maas ClinicTM may be just what you need to achieve the “bootiful” skin you’re looking for.

Laser resurfacing

Fractional laser treatments are one of the most popular methods for dramatically improving the surface texture of the skin. At the Maas ClinicTM, we perform the ActiveFX and DeepFX laser treatments, which are two non-ablative procedures that produce much of the same results as their ablative counterparts. Treatment involves a high-energy light that penetrates the epidermal layer of skin and causes it to peel. The laser light also induces the production of collagen, which naturally begins to replace the damaged skin cells with newer cells and continues to promote smoother skin over time. You are able to choose between less aggressive treatment with the ActiveFX or added penetration with the DeepFX.


If you desire a less invasive treatment than laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion is available at the Maas ClinicTM for those who are looking for effective skin resurfacing treatment. The procedure removes the surface layer of dried and dead skin cells using a hand-held device containing tiny crystals. Microdermabrasion benefits patients with fine line wrinkles, age spots and mild acne scarring. It’s a method for cleansing your pores and exfoliating your skin, and it provides visible results for all skin types. In a matter of a few treatment sessions every one or two months, you will notice clearer, smoother skin that is free of the imperfections making you appear older.

Chemical peels

When your skin begins to look dull and worn, a chemical peel can restore vibrancy, and numerous peels are available that target the various cosmetic concerns you may have. For patients who do not have much experience receiving chemical peels, a lighter formulation containing glycolic or salicylic acid may be used, while those who receive peels regularly may benefit from a trichloroacetic peel that penetrates deep into the dermis. Lighter peels tend to have no downtime, but a stronger peel may involve a recovery time of up to two weeks. However, the results from a stronger peel are more dramatic and last longer. No matter which formulation you receive, you will notice that your complexion is brighter and even-toned, which results in overall facial rejuvenation.

Rather than look scary this Halloween, how about achieving healthy, beautiful skin with a facial resurfacing treatment at the Maas ClinicTM? For more information about the procedures we offer or to find out whether any of our resurfacing treatments are right for you, contact our office at 415-567-7000 and schedule a consultation.

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