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Himjections: The Most Popular Filler Treatments for Men
Himjections: The most popular filler treatments for men.

Himjections: The Most Popular Filler Treatments for Men

Why do men choose injectable treatments like BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®? There are lots of reasons, but most of our San Francisco Bay Area patients are looking to either refine their natural looks or combat signs of aging so they can stay looking youthful and fit. Injectables are the newest addition to guys' physical upkeep routine: …

How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last? The Definitive Guide
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How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last? The Definitive Guide

One of the most common questions we hear at Mabrie Facial Institute in San Francisco is "How long do fillers last?" To understand the answer, we have to consider more than just the physical or chemical properties of the products.   Filler Longevity vs. Results Longevity  This is an important distinction to explore.  Several factors influence how long a filler lasts after injection:   Filler material Filler consistency Treatment area How fast your body metabolizes …

COVID-19 Vaccine & Fillers: What You Should Know
Answers to your questions about the Moderna Covid vaccine and dermal fillers.

COVID-19 Vaccine & Fillers: What You Should Know

You may have seen headlines recently about late-onset swelling in people with fillers who got the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. It's understandable that this could raise some concern with anyone who has fillers, and I wanted to get this post out quickly so my San Francisco patients have all the facts. A closer look at the …

From Baby Face to Bombshell: How to Look More Mature With Fillers and BOTOX®
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From Baby Face to Bombshell: How to Look More Mature With Fillers and BOTOX®

Did you know that looking younger than your age isn't always a good thing? You're probably surprised by that sentiment coming from someone that spends the majority of her day using facial fillers and BOTOX to help Bay Area women and men rejuvenate their appearance. Read on to learn why. Looking significantly younger than your …

The Thick & Thin of Dermal Fillers: The Best Fillers for Lips, Cheeks, Jawline & More
The thick and thin of fillers

The Thick & Thin of Dermal Fillers: The Best Fillers for Lips, Cheeks, Jawline & More

"What is the best dermal filler for lip injections? Which cheek filler should I get? How do I choose the right filler for fine lines? Chin augmentation? Nonsurgical nose job? etc..." These are questions we hear every day from our dermal filler patients in San Francisco, and we honestly love answering them. There's certainly a …

Are Filler Injections Safe?
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Are Filler Injections Safe?

Zoom has many of us taking a closer look at our faces lately.  If you're surprised to see a few more shadows and lines, you're not alone.  Maybe you're considering dermal fillers to refresh your appearance and wondering, "Are Fillers Safe?" The simple answer is, "yes".  Dermal fillers are an effective tool used to rejuvenate, …

Bay Area Aesthetics Practice Gets a (Nonsurgical) Facelift
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Bay Area Aesthetics Practice Gets a (Nonsurgical) Facelift

Dr. David Mabrie's facial plastic surgery practice in San Francisco is now Mabrie Facial Institute, a destination for nonsurgical facial contouring and rejuvenation staffed by some of the best injectors in the field. San Francisco, California (June 2020) – For more than a decade, Dr. David C. Mabrie, a facial plastic surgeon, has dedicated his …

We Woke Up Like This (Sort Of): Beauty Secrets From a Plastic Surgery Office
Staff Showcase: See Our Own BOTOX & Filler Results

We Woke Up Like This (Sort Of): Beauty Secrets From a Plastic Surgery Office

As the newest Injector at Mabrie Facial Institute, I have the opportunity to work with a pretty awesome team. I’ve gained some insider information about this lovely group…they’re not only the smiling faces assisting you with your appointments, they are also patients!Don’t get me wrong, I’m not spilling anyone’s tea here. Everyone at the Institute …

Mabrie Facial Institute is Open
Mabrie Facial Institute is preparing to re-open safely.

Mabrie Facial Institute is Open

To our patient family, We hope this message finds you safe and well. With the permission of the City and County we officially returned to practice on June 15. Even though Covid cases are on the rise again, we are doing everything we can to keep you safe. For your peace of mind, let us …

What is the Secret to the Best Dermal Filler & BOTOX® Results?
Infographic: Great Filler is More Than an Injection

What is the Secret to the Best Dermal Filler & BOTOX® Results?

The Secret to the Best Dermal Filler & BOTOX Results IS... ...understanding that "a great filler procedure is more than just an injection".  At our practice we use our  Illumination 360˚ approach - our surgical approach to dermal fillers.  Illumination 360˚ treats every filler treatment  with the thoroughness of a surgical procedure which involves meticulous …

Understanding Facelift and Nonsurgical Facelift (Liquid Facelift)
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Understanding Facelift and Nonsurgical Facelift (Liquid Facelift)

Facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) has traditionally been the go-to procedure to address aging in the lower part of the face. While facelift surgery has benefits, today, there are nonsurgical options that can address a broader spectrum of age-related concerns. Nonsurgical options, like our (aka full-face treatment or liquid facelift), can rejuvenate areas that traditional facelift surgery …

Defining the Jaw & Jawline With Fillers
Defining the Jaw & Jawline With Fillers

Defining the Jaw & Jawline With Fillers

In an earlier blog post, I discussed how I use neuromodulators such as Dysport and BOTOX® to slim and refine the lower face for my San Francisco Bay Area patients. Now it's time to learn about what fillers can do for your jawline. Contouring and defining the jawline with filler is one of the most …

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