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Whether you're longing to reverse the common signs of aging or address a health issue that otherwise would require an invasive treatment, you have more options in looking and feeling better with RADIESSE.

Developed with safety and longevity in mind, RADIESSE is a new generation injectable filler that offers superior versatility for both cosmetic and reconstructive use without surgery.

Dr. Mabrie uses RADIESSE to fill wrinkles in the skin and to augment areas like the cheeks and temples. RADIESSE has a consistency which makes it ideal for filling deep grooves, like nasolabial folds (sometimes called "parentheses"), on the lower face and wrinkles around the mouth. In most patients it lasts from several months to a year.

Why not schedule a time to talk with Dr. Mabrie? Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 today.

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Case 308

Background: The Filipina woman in her 50's consulted with Dr. Mabrie for fillers under her eyes. During her consultation, Dr. Mabrie noted that her temples were also very sunken. He suggested using fillers to contour the area. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "We didn't notice the hollowed area at first because she wore her hair down. At some point we were evaluating her eyes and I noticed the temples ha...

Case 302

Background: This 30 year old man from Chicago discovered Dr. Mabrie's website after considering chin augmentation for some time. Encouraged by the website's helpful and detailed information and impressed by the before and after results in the website photo gallery, he flew to the San Francisco Bay Area for consultation. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "The upper facial features of this young...

Case 275

Background: This Bay Area woman had been concerned about maintaining facial fullness and skin elasticity. She received a referral for Dr. Mabrie and knew at once from his welcoming presence and friendly demeanor that she would be comfortable working with him. After a successful consultation, she has continued visiting Dr. Mabrie at his Pinole office over the last five years for ongoing facial rej...

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 268

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...

Case 234

Background:  This woman, in her 60's had already had a facelift over 20 years ago and didn't want to have surgery again. She was told by her surgeon that she had less bone on the left side of her face, which caused that part of her face to sag more. She was impressed with the before and after photographs she saw on Dr. Mabrie's website and decided to have a consultation with him in his San...

Case 231

Background: This Bay Area man in his 50's had moderate fat and loose skin under his eyes and around his neck. He had started to feel the effects of gravity to his face. He  consulted Dr. Mabrie, at his San Francisco office, about liposuction for his face and neck, as well as a facelift. After careful evaluation, Dr. Mabrie discussed combining the facelift with fillers to his cheeks and chin. ...

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 119

Background: This 32 year old San Francisco Account Coordinator consulted with Dr Mabrie for non-surgical options to treat her wrinkles and to add definition to her cheek bones. She had tried Sculptra in the past but was not happy with her results. She was looking for something that could be applied quickly, with no down-time, and results evident from just one application, unlike Sculptra...

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What is RADIESSE?

The unique composition of RADIESSE provides immediate visual improvement common with other fillers, along with the benefit of long-lasting results. Dr. Mabrie has been using RADIESSE with his San Francisco and East Bay cosmetic patients over the last few years and they have enjoyed benefits up to 15 months. This is because RADIESSE is made of very tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. The microspheres (particles) form a scaffold through which your body's own collagen grows, and this produces the desired long-term effect. These unique advantages make RADIESSE the ideal choice for facial shaping and contouring, as well as for non-surgical rhinoplasty.

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RADIESSE Questions

Does it hurt?

An initial "pinch" is usually felt from the needle, which feels similar to a toothpick on the skin. However, most individuals experience very little discomfort during their procedure since dermafillers contain a numbing anesthetic that takes effect immediately upon injection.

How long will RADIESSE last?

In facial applications, RADIESSE should provide a correction that lasts around one to two years (with an occasional touchup). Individual results may vary, affected by age, metabolism, skin type, lifestyle and muscle activity.

How quickly can I return to my normal activities?

Approximately 24 hours following injection of RADIESSE, most swelling or redness will have subsided. Some patients return to work immediately following injection.

Is RADIESSE permanent?

No. The gel carrier dissipates over a few months allowing for new tissue infiltration. The CaHA particles gradually break down and are metabolized over 2 to 3 years.

Will RADIESSE become hard or noticeable to touch?

No, RADIESSE will remain soft and pliable and will take on the characteristics of the surrounding soft tissue.

Will I need a skin test?

No pre-testing is required due to RADIESSE unique synthetic product formulation and biocompatibility profile.

What is RADIESSE composed of?

RADIESSE is composed of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel carrier.

CaHA is a biomaterial with over twenty years of use in orthopedics, neurosurgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology, and is the primary mineral constituent of bone and teeth. The semi-solid nature of RADIESSE is created by suspending CaHA in a common water based carrier, also used in a large array of products.

RADIESSE is synthetic CaHA that has similar characteristics to bone and teeth, and is naturally compatible with the body. It has been tested extensively in clinical trials for over seven years now with exceptional safety and efficacy results.

How many treatments will I require?

Some patients may achieve an optimal correction on their first injection. For other patients, variability in the rate of tissue in-growth may require a touch-up to achieve an optimal correction.

Are there any side effects?

Dermafillers have minimal side effects that are similiar to that of BOTOX® Cosmetic in San Francisco. However, some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as bruising, which is seen in about 20% of patients. Additionally, following the injection there may be swelling, which resolves within a day or two. For additional information, read what to expect during and after your treatment.

For a gentler injection procedure, Dr. Mabrie offers the innovative microcannula injection method. These blunt-ended microcannulas cut fewer arteries and veins than needles, resulting in significantly less after-treatment bruising and swelling. The microcannula technique is available upon request.

What if I am taking medication?

RADIESSE should not be implanted in patients while on an aspirin regimen or while taking other medications that could inhibit the healing process. Please consult your physician for more information.

Can RADIESSE be injected over other implants?

RADIESSE should not be injected in patients who have other implants or materials still in place.

Is RADIESSE approved?

Yes, RADIESSE is approved for use in U.S., Europe, Canada, and various other countries.

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

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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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