Facial resurfacing treatments are an efficient way to firm and tighten skin, soften acne scars, remove wrinkles and improve the skin’s texture and tone. A resurfacing procedure removes the outermost layers of skin, allowing smoother, healthier and more youthful skin to develop underneath. These procedures are performed in our office or surgery center at The Maas ClinicTM, often in one hour or less. With a variety of devices and treatments to choose from, rest assured Dr. Maas and his team of experts can find the perfect facial resurfacing therapy for you.


Mechanical dermabrasion is a resurfacing technique that uses a special diamond-tipped tool to remove outer skin cells.

With the advent of laser technology, which brings precision and greater efficacy to the skin resurfacing process, dermabrasion is not as common today. However, a less invasive form of dermabrasion, known as microdermabrasion, is still a popular choice for patients looking for quick, comfortable skin rejuvenation.

At The Maas ClinicTM, we frequently combine microdermabrasion with some of our chemical peels to produce stellar results. Microdermabrasion alone can also provide the beauty boost you are looking for before a special event.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels involve the application of a unique formulation to the skin that exfoliates the outer skin layers and rejuvenates the complexion. Light facial peels use active ingredients like glycolic and salicylic acid, while deeper peels employ potent chemicals like trichloroacetic acid and phenol to produce dramatic, long-lasting improvement.

Lighter peels can be performed over a lunch hour with little or no downtime involved, while deeper peels require a recovery period to allow the skin ample time to heal.

Laser treatments offered at The Maas ClinicTM include:

  • Fraxel
  • Active FX
  • Deep FX
  • Total FX
  • Lumenis CO2

Facial Resurfacing at the Maas ClinicTM

Both ablative and fractional treatments are available. Ablative laser resurfacing works similarly to chemical peels, removing the entire top layer of skin to allow fresh new skin to regenerate underneath the surface.

Fractional lasers operate by creating micro-channels deep into the dermal structure where they trigger the body’s healing response.

This approach leads to cell renewal and collagen production without damage to surrounding tissue and extended recovery periods.

Facial resurfacing is an excellent way to reduce imperfections and restore healthy radiance to your skin. To learn more about any of these procedures, contact The Maas ClinicTM today at (415) 567-7000.

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