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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 …

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 …

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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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dr. Mabrie examining patient's face.

David Mabrie, MD: Shaping the Future of Aesthetics

Shaping the future of aesthetics  For David Mabrie, success means helping patients and advancing the field through leadership.  Dr. David Mabrie describes his father, head and neck surgeon Dr. Herman J. Mabrie III, with one word: “cool.” When he was young, he equated the Houston doctor to a senator or a jet pilot—someone who exuded palpable “swagger.” It's no wonder he wanted to …

3 ways to slim the face without weight loss or surgery.

Facial Slimming with BOTOX® Cosmetic

You all know that we’re super passionate about bringing out the ROCK STAR version of you—that inner celebrity who always looks naturally photogenic and selfie-ready—using filler to rejuvenate and enhance your appearance. Well, brace yourself… Today we’re switching things up and letting the neuromodulators (BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®) we offer in the San Francisco Bay Area …

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 …

Michelle and her husband

Michelle’s Full-Face Dermal Fillers Treatment | Wedding Day Prep, Part 2 of 2

In my Bay Area practice, I see quite a few brides coming in who want to look their best on their special day. I've found that one of two motivations usually brings them in. The wedding serves as an impetus to finally address a trait or feature that has bothered them, and they want help …

Dr. Mabrie performing nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedure on patient

Can Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty Do What Surgery Does?

The answer is “yes” and “no.” I specialize in nonsurgical rhinoplasty in my San Francisco office. As a facial plastic surgeon, I’ve performed hundreds of surgical rhinoplasties, and now, thousands of nonsurgical rhinoplasties.  After 10 years of performing both, I find that patient experience and satisfaction are much higher with nonsurgical rhinoplasty for several reasons: Results …

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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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