A diagram illustrating how long a specific filler procedure will last on a given treatment area

Our Guide to the Longevity of Dermal Fillers

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

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Jessica before and after snapchat filter

Selfie Love | No Filter Required

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Jessica Rich, Fashion Designer, Host, and TV Personality, in my San Francisco office. Jessica lives in Los Angeles, and I was especially flattered that she chose to fly to San Francisco to receive her Illumination 360 treatment. Selfie Love I love when the Snapchat filter motivates patients to …

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We Took the Injectables vs. Snapchat Filters Challenge

Illumination 360—No Filter Required I’ve recently noticed the popularity of Snapchat filters, especially here in San Francisco. I know guys, I’m over 45, so it’s taken me a minute to see what the buzz is all about (and, by the way, I do think that my wife and son look adorable with bunny ears). So, I …

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Introducing Illumination 360°!

Your most attractive self is waiting... and the best version of your face is achievable with Illumination 360°! As a facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco, it’s been my life’s work to help people look their best. I’m passionate about nonsurgical rejuvenation. For the last 10 years, I’ve focused my practice on perfecting nonsurgical enhancement with BOTOX® …

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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 For the Modern Man | Guy Maintenance

Hey guys, here’s a topic that probably won’t be discussed at your next poker game or tailgate party: men and injectables. Cosmetic improvement has often been associated with women, but now more than ever, men are discovering that they can benefit from nonsurgical treatments, namely neuromodulators, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, and dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®. …

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Your Fanny or Your Face

SallyAnne and Dr. Mabrie say: No. You no longer have to choose between your fanny or your face at my San Francisco plastic surgery practice. You can have the best of both worlds. Check out SallyAnne’s picture here. Pretty impressive right? Wait for it... here’s the real knock-your-socks-off moment: SallyAnne is a “woman of a …

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Faces We Love

“Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself on the inside and out.” I love faces. It’s probably why I decided to focus my career as a facial plastic surgeon on using BOTOX® and fillers to help my San Francisco Bay Area patients look their best. But my love of faces started before my field …

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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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