incredible-marketing Arrow

Laser & Skin

Achieving healthy and beautiful skin is integral to looking and feeling your best. At The Maas Clinic, we offer a wide range of treatments and services to keep your complexion in top form at every age and stage of life. From laser technology to tried-and-true medical-grade facial and body peels, we strive to help you address concerns, minimize imperfections and restore radiance to your complexion. Under the expert directorship of Dr. Maas, our lasers, peels and non-invasive body-sculpting procedures are performed by the excellent, experienced team at the Appearance Care Center. From hair removal and sweat reduction to skin tightening and resurfacing, our leading San Francisco medical spa offers all the procedures you need to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Skin Resurfacing

Chemical peels are the ultimate exfoliation treatment. Using specially-formulated chemical solutions, they work to clear away old or damaged cells by removing the outermost dermal layers and revealing softer, more vibrant skin underneath. These procedures come in an array of formulations and depths, so we can recommend the right treatment for you based on your skin type and the amount of correction required. Light peels offer superficial improvement and require no downtime, while deep peels require some recovery but provide dramatic, long-lasting results. While chemical peels are most frequently performed on the face, they also produce excellent results on other sun-exposed areas like the chest, back and the backs of the hands.

For those with more prominent skin imperfections and signs of aging, we offer alternative skin resurfacing treatments, including laser and radiofrequency techniques. From Clear and Brilliant to Active FX, we can address a variety of skin conditions and concerns. Skin resurfacing is an excellent way to enhance your skin tone and texture, minimize wrinkles and fine lines, and stimulate collagen production for natural and lasting improvements to your appearance. Based on an in-depth analysis of your skin and concerns, our team at The Maas Clinic will assist in choosing the right procedure for you.

Restoring Sun-Damaged Skin

When combined with the effects of age, sun exposure can be especially damaging to the skin. For patients seeking to restore sun-damaged skin, we also feature highly advanced light-based treatments, including PDT (photodynamic therapy) and photorejuvenation. A common option for many of our patients, photorejuvenation is a non-invasive procedure that uses targeted, high-intensity light energy to eliminate damaged cells and stimulate skin renewal. This treatment addresses the symptoms of sun damage and early signs of aging and is also useful in correcting the redness and inflammation commonly seen with rosacea. A topical numbing cream is administered before the procedure to ensure patient comfort, and there is no downtime required after your session. Treatments typically take 30 minutes or less once the numbing cream takes effect, and patients usually see optimal results after a series of treatment sessions.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal has become an increasingly popular method for eliminating unwanted facial and body hair. At The Maas Clinic, we use the highly rated LightSheer DUET system for patients seeking a quick, convenient and lasting alternative to hair removal. This laser targets and damages the hair follicles, causing the hairs to fall out and making it difficult for them to regrow. The procedure is relatively comfortable, and patients can resume regular activity immediately after treatment. A series of appointments is necessary to achieve full hair reduction results, which should be long-lasting. In fact, most patients achieve silky-smooth skin and permanent hair removal after a series of laser sessions.

For patients with darker skin or blonde, red or white hair, we also offer electrolysis as an alternative method for hair removal. This procedure uses controlled heat to damage hair follicles and eliminate unwanted hair without penetrating the skin. In a relatively comfortable treatment session, the hair inside is removed using forceps and, since the follicle is damaged, future hair is unable to grow. Our aesthetic experts at The Maas Clinic will help you determine the most suitable hair removal technique for your skin type and needs.

Vein Treatments

Broken capillaries and spider veins are rarely a medical concern, but they can indeed become a cosmetic nuisance. At The Maas Clinic, we offer photorejuvenation (IPL) treatments for broken capillaries and redness that might appear on the face as a result of skin conditions like rosacea. Spider veins, which frequently present on the legs, can be eliminated through an injectable treatment known as sclerotherapy. During your treatment session, a sclerosing agent is injected directly into the visible vein, causing it to collapse and disappear over time.

Sweat Reduction

Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, is a debilitating and embarrassing problem that can directly impact your quality of life. Until recently, this condition did not have many treatment options beyond prescription-strength topical deodorants or surgery. Now, miraDry can improve underarm dryness by safely eliminating the sweat glands that lead to this issue. The FDA-approved device delivers electrical energy into the glands, destroying them without disturbing the surrounding skin and tissue. Most patients experience long-lasting results after just one treatment. For patients dealing with excess sweat on other parts of the body, tailored Botox treatments can help significantly reduce wetness on the palms, soles, forehead, and other parts of the body.

Body Sculpting

At The Maas Clinic, we offer a range of non-invasive body contouring procedures to help patients sculpt their desired physique. With highly advanced technology, these treatments can mold areas that do not respond effectively to diet and exercise, such as the muffin top or love handles. For instance, CoolSculpting works by freezing and destroying fat cells to create a leaner and smoother body contour. By delivering targeted cooling to localized areas of fat, this technique can enhance your body shape and accentuate your natural curves. CoolSculpting provides a relatively comfortable procedure and does not require anesthesia or downtime. The results appear in the months following the treatment and are usually permanent so long as you maintain a healthy weight.

At the Appearance Care Center in San Francisco, we also offer patients a highly developed body-sculpting technique called UltraShape. This procedure transmits pulsed ultrasonic energy to target subcutaneous fat, which can reduce abdominal circumference by mechanically destroying fat cells. This method is clinically proven to minimize localized fat deposits with no irregular side effects, bruising or swelling. Long-lasting, transformative results become visible in just a few weeks.

Skin Smoothing

Cellulite plagues most women at some stage of their life. Fortunately, there are treatments available today to eliminate unsightly skin dimpling without surgery. VelaShape and VelaSmooth are devices that combine a variety of technologies to tighten the skin and minimize the appearance of cellulite. Heat penetrates the fat cells beneath the skin’s surface to reduce them, while mechanical massaging creates a smoothing effect. With multiple sessions, most patients can achieve excellent skin tightening results.

We are also proud to offer our patients CellFina, an FDA-cleared, award-winning solution to reduce the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and the thighs with minimal downtime. By treating the primary structural cause of cellulite, this treatment can help you achieve long-lasting, noticeable results.

Skin Tightening

Whether you’re not ready for a facelift, or wish to extend the longevity of your surgical results, non-invasive skin tightening with Ultherapy is an excellent method for improving the appearance of sagging skin. By using time-tested ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the deeper dermal layers, you’ll be able to enjoy lifted and tightened skin, naturally.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

At the Appearance Care Center in San Francisco, our aesthetic specialists are highly experienced in performing a range of laser and skin treatments. Under the guidance of board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Corey Maas, we take every measure to ensure your comfort, safety and satisfaction throughout your entire cosmetic journey. Our collection of laser resurfacing, hair removal, skin restoration and body sculpting treatments provide a bevy of benefits to our patients. When tailored to your unique needs and aesthetic goals, these techniques can create truly transformative results. If you would like to know more about your treatment options, call us at (415) 567-7200 or fill out our convenient online contact form today.

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