Dr. Mabrie understands that not everyone wants or needs facial plastic surgery. At his San Francisco practice, he achieves remarkable results through the artful use of injectable products like BOTOX® and dermal fillers. He has dedicated himself to discovering new and innovative ways to improve facial attractiveness without surgery. He can take years off of your appearance, or improve the symmetry and harmony of your features, without incisions or a lengthy recuperation period.
If you're not ready for surgery, but you're not getting the results you want from cosmetics and skin care, San Francisco facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mabrie may have the answer. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 to schedule an appointment at our East Bay or downtown offices.
Contouring the Face with Fillers and BOTOX®
Injectables offer many advantages over traditional surgical procedures. Non-surgical treatments yield almost immediate results, do not require incisions or sutures, and in many cases the results may be reversed if needed. Non-Surgical procedures are of performed in-office, allowing for more controlled and nuanced enhancements, often producing superior results when compared to surgery.
Low, heavy brows and wrinkles on the forehead can make the face look older. Both of these problems can be treated with BOTOX or Dysport, giving a relaxed and youthful appearance.
Learn more about non-surgical options for the Brow/Forehead
One of the most important areas of the face is the transition zone between the eyes and the cheeks. This is one of the earliest places to show signs of fatigue or aging. When there is a lack of support beneath the skin in this area, the surface becomes uneven, creating shadows, dark circles or even bags under the eyes.
This is an area where the fillers not only have less side effects and risks than the surgical option of blepharoplasty, they can actually provide far superior results. This is because often the cause of dark circles and under eye bags isn't that there is too much fat under the eye, but that there is a loss of volume and support beneath the skin.
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The nose is a very interesting anatomical area. Being in the center of the face, it can have a huge impact on the overall facial appearance. If it is round and undefined, it can take away from an otherwise attractive face. Surprisingly the majority of cases don't require a huge change to the nose. Small refinements will actually be better in the long run. Fillers may be strategically placed to augment the nasal bridge and increase tip definition. Many patients come to the office convinced they will need a surgical procedure, but are pleasantly surprised at the significant improvement offered by fillers.
Learn more about non-surgical options for the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
The cheeks are critical to the attractive face. Having adequate cheekbone structure supports the cheek skin (reducing nasolabial folds), helps reduce circles under the eyes, and gives the face an overall attractive appearance. This is another area where fillers are able to do what cannot be done surgically. Applying the fillers carefully, Dr. Mabrie is able to carefully contour the face and create a smooth transition from the eyes to the cheeks.
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Patients frequently meet with Dr. Mabrie requesting treatment for nasolabial folds. They have noticed that their face is looking older and assume the heavy folds are the main reason. "I spend some time explaining to patients that often the nasolabial folds aren't the primary problem, but a secondary problem," Dr. Mabrie says. As the cheek skin loses support from volume loss it begins to sag, while the skin around the mouth doesn't move. As the sagging cheek skin meets the immobile mouth skin, the naslobial folds form. Non-surgically placing fillers directly into the nasolabial folds or augmenting the cheeks to lift the skin is a much better option than surgical mid-face lifts, cheek implants, or full-face lifts.
Learn more about non-surgical options for the Nasolabial Folds.
The lips are an important part of the youthful, attractive face. As we get older, we lose volume both in the lips and in the area around the lips. Fillers may be used to smooth wrinkles around the mouth, remove shadows on the side of the mouth and restore the healthy appearance of volume to the lips.
Learn more about non-surgical options for the Lips.
A strong chin is key for an attractive face. The chin helps define both the face and the neck line. Dr. Mabrie states, "Chin augmentation is one of the more satisfying procedures I do!" Non-surgical augmentation with fillers is now a great option for individuals who want to audition or avoid a surgical procedure.
Learn more about non-surgical options for the Chin.