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.
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...
Background: This California man received Juvederm 2 years earlier and developed bagginess and a slight blue tint. He originally consulted with Dr. Mabrie in his San Francisco office about eyelid surgery. After examination, Dr. Mabrie recommended dissolving the Juvederm under the eyes and replacing it with Restylane. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "Some of the filler previously placed was too superficia...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
Reduce Wrinkles in San Francisco with BOTOX®
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.