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Do You Need Forehead Shaping? 

The forehead is essential to attractiveness as it comprises the upper third of your face. The ideal forehead shape is a gentle convexity that is softly rounded with smooth contour and even texture. Concavities, flatness, lines, and asymmetry can detract from the healthy, youthful look of your face. 

Looking at the forehead from a lateral view we can see the prominence and curvature of the forehead. Foreheads can either be sloped, straight, or curved, but with age, the forehead may become flat or even concave. Using dermal fillers, we can enhance the contours of the forehead and create the ideal shape. This procedure is great in combination with upper face BOTOX with neuromodulators to smooth the surface of the forehead and shape the brows. 

Our Solution: Forehead Shaping With Fillers  

Forehead shape is determined by one’s natural underlying bone structure, specifically frontal bone. The supraorbital ridge (“brow ridge”) plays a large part in the appearance of the forehead as well. While a prominent brow ridge is often seen as an attractive feature for males, in females it can take away from the smooth contour of a forehead. In experienced hands, dermal fillers can be applied to soften a prominent brow and create the ideal forehead shape and contour. 

Your Forehead Shaping Procedure 

At Mabrie Facial Institute, our Illumination 360° approach means your results will look amazing from any angle, in any light. If we agree that forehead shaping will help bring out the best version of you, it will be added to your personal treatment plan. 

Initial Appointment 

Filler can reshape the forehead and provide an even contour, filling concavities, and providing softer transitions between the supraorbital ridge and upper forehead. We place hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers from the JUVÉDERM® or Restylane® family of products directly on top of the frontal bone to contour the forehead. Treatment to this area is done using a small needle placing the filler right on top of the bone. It is important that the filler is placed in stages through multiple treatments.  

Refinement Appointment 

Your refinement appointment is scheduled for 1 to 3 months after your initial procedure. This staging is necessary because too much filler placed at once can cause the product to spread outwards rather than upwards resulting in a less than ideal aesthetic result. Importantly, a layered approach allows us to safely administer filler without overfilling and compressing vessels. Forehead shaping is an advanced procedure best performed by highly trained injectors. 

For more about what to expect, visit Your Treatment Timeline.

Forehead Shaping Pricing 

For comprehensive pricing information, visit our Fees & Financing page.

TREATMENTPRICE
Forehead Shaping
PHYSICIAN
$2,000
PHYS. ASST.
$1,000
Forehead Shaping Add-On
Available with package purchase.
PHYSICIAN
$1,200
PHYS. ASST.
$1,000

Meet Your Injectors

Our team is made up of experienced medical professionals with a shared passion for facial rejuvenation and contouring with injectables. Hand-picked and trained by Dr. Mabrie in the Illumination 360° approach, they work with you to create a treatment experience that exceeds your expectations.

We’d Love To See You   

If you are interested in learning more about contouring your forehead with fillers, request a consultation online with one of the specialists at Mabrie Facial Institute or call us at (415) 445-9513 to schedule your initial appointment. If you’ll be visiting us from outside the area, our Fly in for Your Procedure page was created just for you to help make planning your trip as smooth as possible.    

Forehead Shaping FAQs  

How long do forehead shaping results last? 

You can expect your forehead shaping results to last approximately 6 to 9 months. We recommend that our patients receive touchups on their fillers 1 or 2 times per year in order to prolong their results. By adding more filler before the original product breaks down entirely, we can reduce the number of syringes needed and keep your look fresh without interruption. For more information, read our blog post on how to extend the duration of your fillers. 


How much does forehead shaping cost? 

The forehead shaping procedure typically costs $2,000 at Mabrie Facial Institute. Forehead shaping with one of our Physician Assistant Injectors is $1,000. If additional syringes are needed, those are priced at a discount. Qualified borrowers may be eligible for 0% financing for 6 to 12 months through CareCredit and Alphaeon medical financing.    


What is recovery like after dermal fillers in the forehead? 

It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the treatment areas. This should go away within a day or two. About an hour after your procedure, you can reapply makeup. This allows time for the injection sites to close and prevents you from introducing bacteria. You should be able to return to normal daily activities immediately after your treatment. 

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Mabrie Facial Institute, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Oct 21, 2021
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Super hands on and kind staff! Very thorough consultation, made me feel super comfortable and welcome!
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5.0/5
Jul 27, 2021
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I love this place they treat everybody so friendly and i love the environment. This is definitely my go to if I need a touch up!!
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5.0/5
Apr 6, 2021
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Loving my results so far! I can't wait to come back again! The staff was so friendly and made me feel welcomed and very safe. The office is beautiful and clean! I was immediately greeted and did a COVID screening with a temp check. They escorted me to my room with a beautiful view of SF. I felt pampered, and their customer service is excellent! The injector Tiffany answered all my questions and made me feel at ease, since this was my first time getting Botox. After she marked my face, she explained where and why she was placing the Botox in certain areas. My frown muscles were so bulky and I didn't like how it always looked like I was frowning even when my face was at rest. Now, I don't always look like I'm frowning! My frown muscles look less bulky, forehead looks smoother and I got a subtle brow lift -- I love it!
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5.0/5
Mar 29, 2021
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Very comfortable coming here. Love the remodel they did in their new office. Of course Dr. Mabrie skills are becoming legendary.
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5.0/5
Jan 13, 2021
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They are amazing here w/ customer service, amiable, listen fully to your desires, and work their hardest to bring them to fruition whether it’s the initial appointment or in my case, complementary touch up w/in set timeframe. Just for clarification, when I put “they” I mean everyone from whomever answers the phone/anyone greeting you when the elevator’s doors open and you arrive at your appointment to your departure via the elevator again. Side note: I would include the security/door men as they’ve always been pleasant to me, but they aren’t apart of this business🙂
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5.0/5
Nov 18, 2020
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For my first time ever getting work done on my face, this was a great experience. They made me feel at home and comfortable which eased my fear. I got my mid-area done by Kimberly and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to fly back out there for my second session! If your looking to have work done I highly recommend them, you’ll be happy you did.
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5.0/5
Nov 18, 2020
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I've never had anything done before this. Everyone at Dr. Marbrie office made me feel right at home. I loveeee the work they did and Kim is the BEST! THANKS GUYS!!
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5.0/5
Sep 29, 2020
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I came in earlier today and got a 360 facial treatment done. Everyone in the office made me feel really comfortable. It’s a really lovely space and it’s chic but really homey. I definitely would go back and I feel safe with the results. I feel like Dr. Mabrie was very transparent about the pricing and what he would be using and where. I do still have some swelling in my chin mainly. But excited to see what it looks like when I’m healed!
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3.3/5
Aug 25, 2020
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I really like the staff here however Dr. Mabrie has one of those egoic attitudes. He is good at his job and he knows it. However, he doesn't seem interested in his patients. I have been there several times and I just kind of deal with it. I just wish he acted like he cared about his clients.
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5.0/5
Aug 3, 2020
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Dr. Mabrie is a wizard. After extensive research across California (SF to LA and everywhere in between) for who to consult for some of my skin concerns, I chose this clinic for Dr. Mabrie's multi-faceted expertise and reviews on meticulousness. I wasn't shorted, him and his team are incredible.
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5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
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I've visited Mabrie Facial Institute twice, and both visits were stellar. All staff members, from the font-line staff, to assistants, all the way up to Dr. Mabrie were kind, caring, thoughtful- I honestly just can't say enough. At no time did I feel pressured about anything. Honestly (and trust me, I'm skeptical of most people), everyone there made me feel appreciated and cared for. They were patient with my endless questions, did very careful work, and were just overall so lovely and personable. I've honestly never had such a great experience before.
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5.0/5
Mar 5, 2020
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Dr David Mabrie He is amazing 😘
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5.0/5
Mar 2, 2020
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Best face guy around. Full stop.
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5.0/5
Feb 13, 2020
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I first came across Dr. Mabrie’s practice when I was reviewing the top 100 US aesthetic injectors list for 2019. While I had been to other offices in LA and NYC, I had been dying to go someplace in The Bay (where I live). Finally I had found a practice where I could draw up a beauty plan and see tangible, top of the line results. Fast forward to 2020 and I’m on my second visit with Kimberly for lower face enhancement and masseter slimming with Botox. The warmth, professionalism, and artistic vision of Kimberly and the Mabrie team is unparalleled — I highly recommend if you’ve been considering any type of cosmetic beautification, that you jump right into the chair at Mabrie Facial Cosmetics. Thanks again Mabrie team!! I love my results, and can’t wait to see you again in just a month’s time.
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5.0/5
Feb 5, 2020
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Dr. Mabrie is the most skilled filler doc in the bay area! He's so skilled and transparent about pricing. Also, his office is beautiful and the staff are so friendly. Highly recommend!!
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5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
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Previously, I've used online coupons offers which slightly improved my sunken eye look, as well as the furrows on my brow and mouth. After receiving Dr. Mabrie's facial treatment, my husband who hadn't been too impressed with my coupon treatments, immediately said, "WowI Baby, you look so beautiful!" I cannot give a greater testimonial than that. And I too share my husband's sentiment - I do look damn amazing! 🙂
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5.0/5
Jan 29, 2020
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I have been going to Dr. Mabrie for probably seven years and I look better than ever! I saw his online discussions of his techniques and decided, this is the doctor for me! I have not been disappointed and it's definitely worth my 2.5-3 hour drive to San Francisco to get my treatments. He and his entire staff are excellent!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 28, 2020
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I’m so happy with my results! Excellent service, David Mabrie and his team are awesome. I’m certainly coming back for a refinement treatment and touch ups in 9-12 months time. Thank you !!!!
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5.0/5
Jan 22, 2020
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If you’re interested in looking younger, or you feel self conscious about any particular part of your own face, GO SEE Dr. Mabrie! You won’t ever regret seeing this amazing, compassionate, incredibly talented and intelligent Doctor. He has changed so many lives, and he will make yours better too.
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5.0/5
Dec 3, 2019
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Truly, the best practitioner in the Bay Area, and one who keeps up to date on new developments in the field. Since 2017, when I first went to see Dr Mabrie after noticeable loss of volume in my face, he's carefully restored me back to my younger appearance. He doesn't ever suggest unnecessary treatments or over-inject; he's not cheap (nothing in San Francisco is), but his expert approach to fillers guarantees very natural-looking results that will elicit "Oh, you're looking so great!" comments, rather than the dreaded "Got some work done, huh?" Highly recommend him!
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