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Alluring Eyes

For most women, makeup is the quick-fix for bags and circles and for generally enhancing the look of the eyes. With a doctor's understanding of the physiology, and an artist's understanding of light and shadows, Dr. Mabrie can do what no amount of makeup can to make your eyes look younger and more beautiful.

The Eyes
& The Attractive Face

Shadows & Light

The skin beneath the eyes is very thin and gets even thinner with age. Blood vessels and muscles beneath the eyes may appear as dark circles. There may also be an indentation – the tear trough – which creates a shadow. That shadow is intensified if "bags" of fat have formed under the eye, creating greater contrast between the areas of light and shadow.

The secret to creating vibrant, youthful looking eyes is to create an even, smooth under-eye area with minimal shadows. Dr. Mabrie does this using one of several long–lasting dermal filler options. Using highly refined injection techniques, Dr. Mabrie fills in the indentations and minimizes the appearance of bags and shadows under the eyes. Learn more about under-eye dermal fillers.

For those with more prominent bags or excess, wrinkled skin, Dr. Mabrie may suggest minimally-invasive lower eyelid surgery.

Shadows/Dark Circles

Bags

Crow's Feet

Heavy Upper Eyelids

Featured Cases

Case 405

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young man in his mid-20's consulted with me because he felt that he was looking tired. In particular, he was unhappy about the shadows under his eyes. Mr. H wanted to look fresher and more awake. He also wanted to explore ways to improve his appearance. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN I was excited to work with Mr. H because he was ready for full face treatment. He was all-in...

Case 423

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Ms. L is a hair stylist in San Francisco and a close friend. Wowed by all the before/after results she sees from Dr. Mabrie, she asked him to treat her under eyes. Learning about Illumination 360 Full Face Treatment, she was ready to take her results to the next level. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN Ms. L is an illustrative example of how dark circles can affect anyone (even in t...

Case 419

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Say "hello" to Dr. Mabrie's youngest brother, J. He was unhappy with the dark circles under his eyes and felt that they were making him look tired. Even with the proper diet, exercise, and sleep, nothing helped. He's had them all his life. In high school his class mates called him raccoon eyes. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN I was very excited to finally get to address these prob...

Case 119

ABOUT OUR PATIENT When this particular patient, a San Francisco businesswoman, first came in to talk to me about the possibilities of plastic surgery, she wanted to know how to remove the wrinkles that were starting to show in different areas around her face using non-surgical methods. We also talked a little bit about adding more definition to her cheekbone area. This case interested me quite a...

Case 296

ABOUT OUR PATIENT After considering under eye treatment for quite some time, this young man from California felt he looked tired and older than he felt, and wanted to get rid of his dark under eye circles. I was happy to consult with him when he stopped into my San Francisco Bay Area office. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This patient had moderately severe dark circles under his eyes. These shadow...

Case 403

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...

Case 377

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 v...

Case 401

ABOUT OUR PATIENT As soon as this soon-to-be Full Face patient stepped into my San Francisco office, I noticed the inherent elegance of her face. I saw opportunities to reverse the effects of aging, accentuating her features and restore her natural allure non-surgically. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This patient's primary issue was a facial sagging that distracted from her striking features. I i...

Case 397

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This San Francisco man had been researching for information about CoolSculpting on RealSelf when he came across my profile. He looked through my site and was impressed by our before and after photo gallery. He wanted to find a way to get rid of the bags that were forming under his eyes. Yet I saw a lot of potential in this patient's face, and that his features would be significa...

Case 352

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...

Case 404

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...

Case 171

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...

Case 415

ABOUT OUR PATIENT You may recognize this patient...(hint) she is also one of our Medical Assistants! After helping Dr. Mabrie treat many patients and seeing other patient's results, Ms. C wanted her own treatment. Feeling that she was looking a little tired and a Snapchat filter devotee, she was ready for some rejuvenation and enhancement similar to her favorite Snapchat filter photos. She loved ...

Case 414

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient came to us from Los Angeles with concern of her nose. She initially consulted with Dr. Mabrie via Skype and said she liked how her nose looked with a Snapchat filter and wanted her nose to always look like that! She was also interested in treatment for her under eyes. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN It was great working with Ms. J! She has her own clothing line and lo...

Case 317

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young Bay Area woman had previously received a non-surgical Juvederm treatment to address the circles that were appearing under her eyes, but she wasn't exactly satisfied with the results. After reading some of my patient reviews online and noting my unique approach and focus on non-surgical facial sculpting, she decided to come in for a consultation at my downtown San Fran...

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Size & Spacing

Not everyone is blessed with the large, wide eyes that studies show are characteristic of beauty. Dr. Mabrie has mastered techniques that can open up the eye area and create the illusion of larger, more youthful eyes.

Softly arched brows help to make the eyes look larger and more youthful. When the forehead is smooth and relaxed and free from a frowning appearance, the eyes tend to look more wide-set and alert. These changes can be made quickly and easily through the skillful injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®.

If you have excess upper lid skin, it may distort the smooth contours of your upper lids, making your eyes look smaller and older. Many women and men choose upper eyelid surgery to open up their eye area and reveal more youthful looking eyes.

If BOTOX alone cannot lift and smooth your brows, a temporal (or lateral) brow lift may create just the change you need. This is often performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery to bring out the eyes and create a more youthful and attractive look.

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

San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 445-9513
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