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Alluring Eyes

For most women, makeup is the quick-fix for bags and circles and for generally enhancing the look of the eyes. With a doctor's understanding of the physiology, and an artist's understanding of light and shadows, Dr. Mabrie can do what no amount of makeup can to make your eyes look younger and more beautiful.

The Eyes
& The Attractive Face

Shadows & Light

The skin beneath the eyes is very thin and gets even thinner with age. Blood vessels and muscles beneath the eyes may appear as dark circles. There may also be an indentation – the tear trough – which creates a shadow. That shadow is intensified if "bags" of fat have formed under the eye, creating greater contrast between the areas of light and shadow.

The secret to creating vibrant, youthful looking eyes is to create an even, smooth under-eye area with minimal shadows. Dr. Mabrie does this using one of several long–lasting dermal filler options. Using highly refined injection techniques, Dr. Mabrie fills in the indentations and minimizes the appearance of bags and shadows under the eyes. Learn more about under-eye dermafillers.

For those with more prominent bags or excess, wrinkled skin, Dr. Mabrie may suggest minimally-invasive lower eyelid surgery.

Shadows/Dark Circles

Bags

Crow's Feet

Heavy Upper Eyelids

Featured Cases

Case 320

Background: This young woman, in her 20's, was originally concerned with her nose. While she had long felt the tip was a little bulbous, she was certain she didn't want to have surgery.  She found Dr. Mabrie's website and after watching the videos and reviewing the before and after photos, she decided to visit San Francisco for a consultation. During her consultation Dr. Mabrie and her deci...

Case 319

Background: This Bay Area woman, in her 30's, felt she was looking older and wanted to freshen up her look. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie about Dermafillers for her under eyes. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "I am really excited about this case. Pretty often I see some moderate sagging of the cheek skin. I also noticed that her nose had some asymmetry to it and I felt it would really make her face look...

Case 317

Background: Woman with Eastern European background, living in the San Francisco Bay Area, had received Juvederm previously for under eye circles but wasn't happy with the outcome. She found Dr. Mabrie online and was impressed with the patient reviews. She was also impressed with Dr. Mabrie's approach and focus on non-surgical facial sculpting. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie for treatment of her und...

Case 314

Background: This African American man, in his 20's, was interested in a more defined nose and overall enhanced facial appearance. He liked Dr. Mabrie's YouTube videos and decided to consult with him about Facial Dermafillers. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "I'm very excided about this case! It demonstrates how definition of the cheekbones and the nasal bridge and tip can positively effect the facial ap...

Case 296

ABOUT OUR PATIENT After considering under eye treatment for quite some time, this young man from California felt he looked tired and older than her felt, and wanted to get rid of his dark under eye circles. I was happy to consult with him when he stopped into my San Francisco Bay Area office. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This patient had moderately severe dark circles under his eyes. These shado...

Case 275

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Concerned about maintaining facial fullness and skin elasticity, this Bay Area woman was looking for non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures. She started noticing some early sagging and shadowing under the eyes, as well as a decrease in the fullness of her lips. After receiving a referral to my practice, she came into my Pinole office for a consultation. She stated that because...

Case 269

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient of mine, a young woman from the South Bay in California, wasn't feeling too happy with her profile, or the dark circles that were creeping up beneath her eyes. She came to my San Francisco office for a consultation, specifically asking about the possibilities that Dermal Fillers could provide. The first thing I noticed during our examination was that she had very a...

Case 234

ABOUT OUR PATIENT After having a facelift over 20 years ago, this California woman in her 60's told herself she wasn't going to have surgery again. Her previous surgeon told her that she didn't have enough bone on the left side of her face, so the sagging she was experiencing was "permanent". After browsing through the before and after photographs she saw on my website, and checking out the amazi...

Case 230

About Our Patient Developing bags under your eyes is a common sign of aging that can be easily remedied with the use of facial Dermal Fillers. This particular patient of mine, from Northern California, approached me about the bags she started seeing beneath her eyes. She visited my office located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, and we discussed non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic so...

Case 191

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Several years ago, this patient of mine from Northern California underwent an upper lid blepharoplasty surgery. Unfortunately, she developed a post-operative complication of a skeletonized appearance because of the excessive amount of fat that was removed. Feeling discouraged because she felt her eyes looked too arched, the patient stopped into my San Francisco office for a co...

Case 185

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This woman from San Francisco had become more physically active in her daily life. As she achieved a higher level of fitness, she began to notice more prominent bags under her eyes. As you know, that's one of the telltale signs of aging. She made the decision to come in and talk with me about how to make them less apparent, so her facial features would be in harmony with how she...

Case 171

ABOUT OUR PATIENT A successful hair stylist in San Francisco, this patient came in to see me about persistent dark circles under her eyes. These circles caused her to look tired no matter how much sleep she tried to get every night. This is a common concern for most patients who come to see me for a consultation, so I had plenty of non-surgical solutions to offer her. These dark circles were bei...

Case 170

Background: This 56 year old San Francisco woman came in and spoke with Dr. Mabrie about getting fuller lips. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie at his San Francisco office regarding lip augmentation. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: Dr. Mabrie suggested not only injectable Dermafillers for her lips but also for the cheeks and under eye area. He expanded Dermafiller usage to other areas, so this patient retur...

Case 119

ABOUT OUR PATIENT When this particular patient, a San Francisco businesswoman, first came in to talk to me about the possibilities of plastic surgery, she wanted to know how to remove the wrinkles that were starting to show in different areas around her face using non-surgical methods. We also talked a little bit about adding more definition to her cheekbone area. This case interested me quite a...

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Size & Spacing

Not everyone is blessed with the large, wide eyes that studies show are characteristic of beauty. Dr. Mabrie has mastered techniques that can open up the eye area and create the illusion of larger, more youthful eyes.

Softly arched brows help to make the eyes look larger and more youthful. When the forehead is smooth and relaxed and free from a frowning appearance, the eyes tend to look more wide-set and alert. These changes can be made quickly and easily through the skillful injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®.

If you have excess upper lid skin, it may distort the smooth contours of your upper lids, making your eyes look smaller and older. Many women and men choose upper eyelid surgery to open up their eye area and reveal more youthful looking eyes.

If BOTOX alone cannot lift and smooth your brows, a temporal (or lateral) brow lift may create just the change you need. This is often performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery to bring out the eyes and create a more youthful and attractive look.

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David C. Mabrie, M.D.
166 Geary Street #1502
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 445-9513
Dr. David Mabrie
1700 San Pablo Avenue Suite F
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 724-3200