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The Science of Beauty
The science of beauty: proportionality, symmetry, youthfulness, familiarity, pleasing shape

The Science of Beauty

At Mabrie Facial Institute, we're all about artistry. It's reflected in our downtown San Francisco office, our branding, and especially the beautiful results we create with fillers. But our approach is based on research and our rejuvenation and contouring treatments are executed with surgical precision. So today's post focuses on an equally important part of …

The Best Injectable Treatments for Every Face Shape
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The Best Injectable Treatments for Every Face Shape

Beauty Comes In All Shapes Everywhere you turn—YouTube, Instagram, your local makeup counter—it seems you'll find tutorials and products made for contouring. The popularity of contouring makeup and contouring how-to's reflects people's interest in trying to create the illusion of a face with balanced angles, proportions, and features. But what if you could enhance the contours of …

More Smiles, Fewer Laugh Lines: The Best Ways to Treat Nasolabial Folds Without Surgery
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More Smiles, Fewer Laugh Lines: The Best Ways to Treat Nasolabial Folds Without Surgery

"Laugh lines" also known as nasolabial folds (NLF), can appear as early as your 20s. These lines, creases, and folds can make you appear tired, sad, or angry, and that's no laughing matter when it comes to looking fresh, approachable, and your absolute best. If your nasolabial folds are keeping you from looking and feeling …

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 …

Our Ultimate Guide to the Longevity of Dermal Fillers (Updated)

Our Ultimate Guide to the Longevity of Dermal Fillers (Updated)

How long do results from dermal fillers last? That's probably the most common question Dr. Mabrie and I hear. The answer may be a bit more complicated than patients expect, because, as we explain to them, maintenance treatments can extend the results indefinitely. Several factors influence a filler's longevity, including the filler material, its consistency, …

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
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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
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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 …

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