Category Archives: The Science and Art of Fillers

Injection Danger Zones infographic

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, …

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Dermal filler results created by Dr. David Mabrie in San Francisco, CA after a series of treatments.

It Takes Two: Foundation & Refinement

Over the past decade, I've helped thousands of patients rejuvenate and enhance their appearance using nonsurgical dermal fillers and neurotoxins. Experience has taught me that the softest, natural, and healthy-looking results require more than one appointment. Patients should plan for 2 to 3 appointments for the best outcomes. When it comes to fillers, layering is …

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Nonsurgical rhinoplasty to widen the bridge

Are Fillers Safe After Rhinoplasty?

The Truth About Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty After Surgery I recently posted to my Instagram account a patient's before-and-after photographs showing a nonsurgical revision rhinoplasty using fillers. The San Francisco patient wasn't happy with her surgical rhinoplasty that was performed by another doctor. She felt that the tip of her nose appeared "pinched" and the angles a …

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Sleeping on Your Side

Q: Does sleeping on my side give me wrinkles? A: It can! Patients at my San Francisco plastic surgery practice ask me this often. But don’t panic just yet! Only a small percent of my patients actually present with this problem. Whew! The telltale signs that your sleeping position is affecting your face are the presence of …

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BOTOX, Fillers, and the Future of Beauty

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 …

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An Introduction to the Art and Science of Fillers

Whenever people ask me how I decided to become a facial plastic surgeon—and ultimately specialize in dermal fillers and BOTOX® in the San Francisco Bay Area—I always think, "Do they want the short or long answer?" The long answer would involve my grandmother who was a second-grade school teacher and wife of a high school …

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