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Fillers and the Future of Beauty

Fillers over surgery

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My wife, Claudia was reading an article in New Beauty magazine the other day that asked physicians for their predictions about the future of their respective fields (plastic surgery, dermatology, aesthetic dentistry, etc.) It got me thinking about my San Francisco practice and my own predictions for the future in facial cosmetic surgery.

We had a little fun with the topic… Robots? Maybe.

All kidding aside, here are my 4 predictions for the future in aesthetic medicine:

1. Fillers Over Surgery

I know, I’m a facial plastic surgeon and that statement is probably considered blasphemy in some circles. However, we see signs of this happening now. Using dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® to strategically shape the face from the inside is a more effective way to improve and rejuvenate the face than surgery. In my San Francisco practice, we’ve already switched from surgical rhinoplasty to non-surgical rhinoplasty with dermal fillers, from surgical facelifts to full face revitalization with dermal fillers, from lower lid blepharoplasty to midface and tear trough refreshment with dermal fillers. As more people become aware of the possibilities without surgery, I believe dermal fillers will become the gold standard for rejuvenation and enhancement.

2. Manly Fillers
Future of men and cosmetic surgery

More men will get dermal filler treatments. Men are experiencing a culture shift where taking care of their appearance is not exclusive to the women in their lives. Looking and feeling good is universal.

It’s amazing and especially rewarding to see men in their 50s visit my practice. These are guys who have never had a facial, so when they see me for a full face dermal filler treatment, I’m thrilled. Men are visual, so when we sit down and look at the tangible results that can be achieved with a treatment plan, they’re all in. I like the light-bulb moment where the patient realizes, “I did look like this… but I can look like this?!” Men are opting for stronger chins, reducing their under eye bags, and full facial enhancement.

3. Fillers Like Makeup

Highlight Contour Face

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Today, many women apply lipstick and eyeliner once or twice a day, their nails are done weekly, and hair color is refreshed every 6 weeks. These beauty routines are all part of the maintenance to look their best. In the near future, we’ll see fillers become a larger part of a beauty regimen where patients will have non-surgical treatments (dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic) every 6 to 12 months to stave off the effects of aging. And that’s a good thing.

Many of the effects created with contouring and highlighting can already be achieved without make-up. No time consuming instructional video or makeup kit required! With dermal fillers, we can go beyond creating the illusion of smooth surfaces, straighter noses, and pleasing angles and actually create more attractive facial shapes. You get to wake-up done.

4. More Sophisticated Requests

Kim Kardashian Before After

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On the horizon, as more patients better understand dermal fillers and the possibilities with their own appearance, injectors will become more of a “facial stylist” to actualize unique tastes and visions. I think one of the reasons that Kim Kardashian has had such successful transformations is from her early success with make-up application. She had a clear vision of what made her face look good and was able to translate that vision with her Injector. In the hands of a skilled physician, we’ve seen her transform into a face that millions love.

The future of beauty is bright! Advancements in non-surgical treatment have grown exponentially in the past few years. There is no doubt in my mind that the use of non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers and BOTOX are here to stay and will become more available to everyone seeking to look like the best version of themselves.

The use of non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers and BOTOX are here to stay.

7 Responses to Fillers and the Future of Beauty

    • Dr. David Mabrie says:

      @Nell – yes! We love hearing that you spend less time doing make-up and more time enjoying your beauty. No concealer needed. One of those great side-effects of being a patient of Dr. Mabrie. Thank you for commenting on our blog.

  • Dan says:

    I love the “facial stylist” idea and Dr. Mabrie is def the facial stylist pioneer. Such an artistic eye for beauty… fillers really are an art. I’m excited for round 2 of my treatment and can’t wait to “wake up done!”

  • Ana says:

    This article is very insightful, there is a lot of bad connotations with fillers but I am extremely happy with my experience and Dr. Mabrie is amazing at what he does, thank you so much Doctor

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