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Non-Surgical Facelift San Francisco

Non-Surgical Facelift vs. Traditional Facelift

The thought of growing older is typically met with displeasure, as it usually means unsightly changes in appearance. Aging can bring about many physical transformations, but perhaps the most noticeable are those to the face and neck. Your face says a lot about your emotions, mood and personality, so when you’re unhappy with the way that it looks it can create some serious self-confidence issues.

While there are a handful of creams and moisturizers on the market that claim to turn back the clock on your skin, the truth of the matter is that facial rejuvenation can only be achieved by the hand of a professional. As you begin to research your options for achieving that youthful-looking glow, you’ll quickly discover that there are two different methods: surgical and nonsurgical.

The Maas Clinic offers men and women of all different ages the chance to correct their facial aging concerns. Whether you’re looking for dramatic, long-term results or subtle, temporary improvements, it’s important to understand all of your options.

The Non-Surgical Solution

A non-surgical facelift isn’t an actual procedure. Instead, we use this term to refer to the handful of non-surgical treatment options available. For many people, the idea of having surgery can be intimidating, but they still want to reverse the signs of aging.
At The Maas Clinic, we offer minimally-invasive alternatives to facial rejuvenation. While there is no substitute to improving the contours of your face through a facelift, our non-surgical treatments are still a great way to reduce facial lines and wrinkles, as well as restore lost volume.
Men and women alike come to our San Francisco facial plastic surgery clinic seeking our non-surgical solutions, which include dermal fillers, laser treatment, chemical peels and ultherapy.


For those with sunken cheeks or marionette lines, dermal fillers can help to add volume and restore a youthful-looking appearance to your face. We have many different injectable options to choose from, but the right one for you will depend on your unique concerns and aesthetic goals.

Botox and Dysport, for example, are perfect for relaxing the overworked facial muscles that cause forehead lines, brow creases and crow’s feet. Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma, on the other hand, are best for those hoping to restore lost volume to sunken areas.

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments are a popular facial resurfacing option that works by tightening the skin, improving tone and texture, eliminating wrinkles and creases, and softening facial acne scars. ActiveFX and DeepFX are both popular laser treatments we offer at our clinic, but each have their own unique benefits.

The ActiveFX laser uses its high-energy beam to peel away at the upper layer of skin and regenerate a newer, healthier layer in its place. It is best used for skin tightening and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle. The DeepFX works by using CO2 laser microbeams to target the specific deeper dermal layers. This treatment provides a noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture, as well as a reduction in wrinkles, scars and facial folds.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel works by exfoliating and rejuvenating your overall complexion. At The Maas Clinic, we offer both lighter peels and deeper peels, depending on your specific need. Lighter peels are made up of formulations that include ingredients like glycolic or salicylic acid, and typically do not require much or any downtime. A deep peel, on the other hand, uses trichloroacetic acid to get into the deeper dermal layers of the skin. Because a deeper peel is often more abrasive, many clients require a week or two of downtime with moderate flaking and peeling of the skin.

The specific peel that is right for you will depend on the level of health your skin requires. During a consultation, we can help to determine the treatment that will work best for your specific skin type.


Ultherapy is another non-invasive treatment and works by using focused ultrasound to tighten and lift saggy, loose skin. As you age, the collagen in your skin begin to lose it strength—gradually causing skin to pull downward. A focused ultrasound will help to jumpstart your skin’s repair process by producing new collagen and even strengthening existing collagen. A single treatment session generally takes less than hour and there is no downtime required.

Advanced SMASplasty Facelift at The Maas Clinic

Surgery, whether for cosmetic reasons or not, can be an intimidating thought if you don’t know what to expect. As you seek out surgical options for your facial rejuvenation needs, you’ll find that a facelift is the best way to address loose, sagging skin and lost volume. There are a plethora of different “lifts” out there now though, so it can be a tad confusing when trying to figure out which is right for you.

The traditional facelift is also commonly referred to as a lower facelift in the plastic surgery realm. This procedure addresses the facial aging concerns between the cheekbones and neck. If you are self-conscious about the sagging muscles that create unsightly neck bands or the drooping excess skin on your cheek, jawline and neck regions, a traditional facelift is an obvious choice.

While initial swelling and bruising is common as you recover, the improved contours you will achieve from a facelift will be well worth it. If you’re considering a facelift or want to learn more about our nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options, give us a call today at (415) 567-7000 or contact us by email. We’d be more than happy to set you up a consultation with Dr. Maas and help you achieve the younger-looking skin you desire.

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