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It's surprising how soon people begin to notice those wrinkles on the edges of their eyes, between their brows, and on their forehead. In fact, frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead wrinkles often appear when we are as young as our 20s or 30s. Although it's not unusual, it can certainly be frustrating. BOTOX® Cosmetic from San Francisco facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Mabrie is a non-surgical solution for temporary wrinkle reduction in the brow and forehead area.

Discover the exciting improvements that are possible without surgery. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513. At our offices in San Francisco and Pinole, we serve men and women from throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

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Case 269

Background: This young South Bay woman was not happy with her profile, or the dark circles under her eyes. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie at his San Francisco Office about Dermafillers. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "I was very excited about this case. The first thing I noticed during the examination was that she had very attractive brown eyes that were competing with the shadows under her eyes. Next, ...

Case 199

Background: This gentleman was starting to notice signs of aging on his face, making him look more tired and older than he was. He consulted with Dr. Mabrie, at his San Francisco office, about fillers for his under eyes. He and Dr. Mabrie spoke in detail about his goals and the options available to him, to reach those goals. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "This man was a perfect candidate for facial fi...

Case 185

Background: This San Francisco woman was becoming more physically active in her daily life. With weight loss, the patient began to notice more prominent bags under her eyes, one sign of aging. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie about her concerns. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "She has developed a moderate amount of volume loss to her face. This volume loss under the skin leads to lack of support under the...

Case 171

Background: San Francisco hair stylist visited Dr. Mabrie about persistent dark circles under her eyes making her look tired regardless of the amount of sleep she got.  Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "The dark circles were caused by shadowing due to indentations under the eyes. Instead of relying on concealer we were able to fill this in with Dermafillers. In addition we discussed augmenting her c...

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BOTOX Can Help

The wrinkles that appear between the brows and horizontally on the forehead are generally caused by years of facial expressions. When we smile, laugh, frown, and furrow our brows, our facial muscles are gently pulling on our skin. Over time, the repeated movement can cause wrinkles. In order to reduce these wrinkles, we need to go to the source – the facial muscles.

BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into the facial muscles that contract during facial expressions. The purified protein in BOTOX blocks nerve signals to the muscle, causing it to relax and allowing the skin to lie flat.

Frowning Wrinkles

These are the vertical lines between the eyebrows, sometimes called "elevens." These glabellar lines can cause an angry appearance, sometimes described as a permanent frown. Dr. Mabrie uses BOTOX and Dysport to disable the 3 strong muscles that cause these lines.

Forehead Wrinkles

Horizontal forehead lines or furrows can become deeply etched, and contribute to an aged appearance. They are caused by the skin folding that occurs when the brows are elevated. Dr. Mabrie uses a conservative approach in treating forehead wrinkles, as aggressive use of BOTOX in these muscles can produce drooping eyebrows.

BOTOX begins to show results in several days and will last for several months. Many men and women in San Francisco choose to repeat their BOTOX treatment in San Francisco for continued improvement.

BOTOX for Brow Lift

You may not be aware that BOTOX can be used to elevate the brows, creating the effect of a subtle brow lift. As a highly skilled injector, Dr. Mabrie uses BOTOX to disable the brow depressor muscles, letting the brow elevator muscles naturally elevate the brow. This opens up the eye area, and creates a more youthful appearance. For many women and men, this subtle "chemical brow lift" eliminates the need for more drastic surgical procedures.

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Keep an Open Mind

While BOTOX is a very popular, well-publicized treatment, it is certainly not a "fix all" for wrinkles in the upper face. It is often combined with or replaced by other surgical and non-surgical options such as:

During your consultation, Dr. Mabrie will share the benefits and drawbacks of each option. He will also discuss combined procedures.

Choose a Skilled Injector

Our patients often comment on celebrities with "frozen" faces like Jack Nicholson and Nicole Kidman – and they are very clear that they want to avoid this overdone look. A natural look is possible, but only if you choose a skilled injector for your BOTOX treatment in San Francisco. Dr. Mabrie has the specialized technique required to improve wrinkles without compromising facial expressions.

San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon David C. Mabrie M.D., F.A.C.S.

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The Surgeon

Dr. David Mabrie offers:

  • Double board certification
  • Excellent training & experience
  • Specialization in the face and neck
  • A trainer's skill in injectable filler techniques
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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