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

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 …

The Thick & Thin of Dermal Fillers: The Best Fillers for Lips, Cheeks, Jawline & More
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 …

Are Filler Injections Safe?
dermal filler injection danger zones diagram

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, …

We Woke Up Like This (Sort Of): Beauty Secrets From a Plastic Surgery Office
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 …

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

Eileen’s Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty With Dermal Fillers | Wedding Day Prep, Part 1 of 2
Candid wedding photo of patient who had the nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedure

Eileen’s Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty With Dermal Fillers | Wedding Day Prep, Part 1 of 2

With wedding season in full swing, getting the most "bang" for your nonsurgical "buck" has been on our minds. In this 2-part blog series, we're covering procedures that can significantly enhance and improve your features without the downtime associated with surgery. Let's talk about Eileen. This 29-year-old pharmacist had been considering facial contouring for years, but …

Can Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty Do What Surgery Does?
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 using Restylane® and other facial fillers 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 …

Introducing Illumination 360°!
Illumination 360, your perfect face.

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® …

BOTOX, Fillers, and the Future of Beauty
Woman with doctor's hand holding syringe near face.

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 facial fillers, my San Francisco practice, and my own predictions for the future in facial cosmetic surgery. …

An Introduction to the Art and Science of Fillers
Dr. David Mabrie

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 …

Welcome to My Blog
Mabrie Facial Institute

Welcome to My Blog

Whenever the topic of injectables is mentioned, I get enthusiastic. I’m excited to educate and share the possibilities of and with my San Francisco Bay Area patients. Every day, I witness the positive impact injectables have on my patients’ lives and I love spreading the word. Nonsurgical dermal fillers are the best-kept secret in cosmetic surgery to …

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