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Lifting and Smoothing With BOTOX®

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.

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ABOUT OUR PATIENT This brave woman came to see us after recently surviving breast cancer. She wanted to find a facial treatment that would restore facial volume she lost during her therapy. She didn't want to look tied anymore. Wanting to feel fresh and new, this patient was ready to start the next chapter of her life. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This is another patient that we took the Full Fa...

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ABOUT OUR PATIENT This California woman in her 50's came to San Francisco to see me about taking care of the shadows that were beginning to appear underneath her eyes. I found her to be an excellent candidate for non-surgical facial fillers. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN In addition to the strategic placement of filler beneath her eyes to combat the under eye shadows, I also decided to use Botox ...

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ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young woman from Oakland had been feeling self-conscious of her lips. When she came into my San Francisco office for a consultation, she asked me if it was possible for her lips to look just like how she always wanted them to. I told her that by using dermal filler injections, we could help her lips look fuller without compromising her facial structure's harmony. After try...

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ABOUT OUR PATIENT   Ever since she could remember, this patient had laugh lines that distracted from her graceful good looks. Last year, after searching around for non-surgical laugh line reduction in San Francisco, she was referred to our practice by one of her good friends. Soon after, she stopped by my office for an in-depth consultation.    DR. MABRIE’S TREATMENT PLAN&...

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ABOUT OUR PATIENT One of the most important procedures I perform at my practice is correcting the effects of previous dermal filler treatments that leave patients with less than ideal results. This patient had dermal filler placed too superficially under her eyes by a different injector, which was causing a Tyndall Effect (blueish tint). DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN While examining the effects o...

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Background: This San Francisco woman noticed wrinkles under her eyes, especially when she smiled. She consulted with Dr. David Mabrie about using Botox around her eyes.  Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "One of the great pleasures of my job is working with attractive people and polishing their look! We placed a little Botox under the eyes, and now when she smiles, she doesn't have the dis...

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ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young lady is a professional writer living in San Francisco. For ten years, she'd been considering having cosmetic surgery to preserve her signature youthful charm. Like most of those who choose my practice, she didn't want to look too "done" or "plastic". After reading some of my responses on RealSelf, she contacted my office and scheduled a consultation to see how we coul...

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ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient came to me with two goals. The first was to correct his nose, he had a Surgical Rhinoplasty 2 decades previously but felt his nasal bridge could be straighter and his nasal tip more defined. The second was to enhance his cheeks and he was interested in learning the difference between cheek implants, fat transfers and facial dermal fillers. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PL...

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Background: This African American woman from the Bay Area felt that the deep horizontal "expression lines" in her forehead gave her an unattractive look. Unsure about a specific San Francisco plastic surgery treatment plan, she contacted the offices of Dr. Mabrie and scheduled a consultation to discuss her options. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "Unwanted lines and wrinkles that are caused by repe...

Case 48

Wrinkles along the eyes, also known as, 'crow's feet'. These wrinkles occur with smiling or squinting. By placing Botox or Dysport, San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Mabrie can reduce the wrinkles. To get Dr. Mabrie's opinion about your face, you may send your photos via our virtual consultation, and he will review them and respond personally. Or request a consultation and someone...

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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...

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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.

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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.

Reduce Wrinkles in San Francisco with BOTOX®

September 2011

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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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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Mabrie Facial Cosmetic: David C. Mabrie, MD
166 Geary Street
13th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 445-9513
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Mabrie Facial Cosmetic: David C. Mabrie, MD
1700 San Pablo Avenue Suite F
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 724-3200
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.