Do You Need Upper Face Contouring?

You don’t have to have wrinkles to benefit from neuromodulators like BOTOX® and Dysport®. At Mabrie Facial Institute in San Francisco, we often use them in younger patients who want to look their absolute best and preserve their youthful features. Our expert injectors understand how to harness the power of these products to create a smooth, serene forehead; ideal brow shape and positioning; enhanced eye shape and size; and a pleasant appearance free from frown lines. 

The Upper Face Zones

  • Problem 1: Forehead Wrinkles
  • Problem 2: Brow Shape
  • Problem 3: Crow's Feet
  • Problem 4: Eye Shape

Our Solution: Components of an Attractive Upper Face 

The experts at Mabrie Facial Institute understand all the subtle and not-so-subtle characteristics that contribute to an attractive upper face, and they know how to strategically apply injectables to create the ideal contours. Keep in mind, individual results will vary based on physical characteristics and how your body interacts with neuromodulators. 

Real Patient Examples

What can be addressed with upper face contouring?

Horizontal Forehead Wrinkles

Upper Face Contouring Problem - Horizontal Forehead Wrinkles - Before
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Upper Face Contouring Problem - Horizontal Forehead Wrinkles - After
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Forehead furrows—the lines that run horizontally across the forehead whenever you lift your eyebrows—are caused by contraction of the frontalis muscle. Vertical lines between the eyebrows—called “elevens” or glabellar lines—form when you frown or concentrate, and can make your face look angry. Neuromodulators can treat both of these concerns for a more pleasant expression. 

Brow Position & Shape

Upper Face Contouring Problem - Brow Position & Shape - Before
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Upper Face Contouring Problem - Brow Position & Shape - After
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Neuromodulators can help individuals to have symmetrical, more attractively shaped and positioned brows. If your brows are too low, you can look sleepy or stern. Brows that are too high look artificial, and can create a permanently surprised expression. Studies show that softly arched brows—positioned to frame the eyes and complement them—are considered attractive. For men, the ideal brow position is a little lower and less arched than for women. 

Crow’s Feet

Upper Face Contouring Problem - Crow's Feet - Before
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Upper Face Contouring Problem - Crow's Feet - After
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These are the wrinkles on the corners of the eyes that appear when we smile or squint our eyes. They are formed by a portion of the thin muscle (orbicularis oculi) that encircles the entire eye, and careful application of a neuromodulator can smooth these lines. 

Eye Shape & Size

Upper Face Contouring Problem - Eye Shape & Size - Before
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Upper Face Contouring Problem - Eye Shape & Size - After
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Larger, more “open” eyes are considered more attractive, and we can achieve this look for some individuals using neuromodulators. 

Your Upper Face Contouring Procedure 

At your initial appointment, we will discuss all of your concerns and goals, and we will thoroughly evaluate your makeup-free face from multiple angles, in all different lighting. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that reveals your optimal beauty. This is all part of our unique Illumination 360° approach to facial contouring and rejuvenation. 

Once we have taken a series of medical photos to document your treatment baseline, we will proceed to treatment. Neuromodulators are introduced with a very fine needle into specific facial muscles. The product blocks nerve signals to the muscle, and over approximately 4 to 10 days, the muscle will relax. 

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

Consider Adding These Enhancers

Temples

Upper Face Contouring - Temple Contour Enhancer - Before
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Upper Face Contouring - Temple Contour Enhancer - After
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Volume loss in the temples causes a gaunt or skeletal appearance that ages you. This is a quick fix with fillers.

Forehead Shaping

Upper Face Contouring - Forehead Contour Enhancer - Before
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Upper Face Contouring - Forehead Contour Enhancer - After
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A little filler in the forehead goes a long way towards creating a youthful, radiant face.

Upper Eyelids

Upper Face Contouring - Upper Eyelids Enhancer - Before
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Upper Face Contouring - Upper Eyelids Enhancer - After
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Careful placement of filler along the upper eyelids brightens and defines the eye area.

Upper Face Contouring Pricing 

UPPER FACE CONTOURINGPRICE
Injector | Dr. Mabrie, MD
$700
Injector | Kimberly, PA-C / Tiffany, PA-C
$600
Touch-up within 2-4 weeks
Complimentary

To learn more, visit our Fees & Financing page.

The Team at
Mabrie Facial Institute

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 cheeks and chin 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.    

Upper Face Contouring FAQs  

How much does upper face contouring cost?

The upper face contouring procedure package ranges from $600-$700, depending on injector at Mabrie Facial Institute. This includes your first appointment and the neuromodulators used.  Touch-ups within 30 days of your treatment are always complimentary!  

We offer financing through CareCredit and Alphaeon, and qualified borrowers may be eligible for 0% financing for 6 to 12 months.    


What can I expect after upper face contouring?

It is not uncommon to have itching, swelling, and redness at the injection sites for a day or two. You can reapply makeup after about an hour, and you should be able to return to normal daily activities. Your results should emerge over the course of about a week, and should last 3 to 4 months. Regularly scheduled follow-up treatments may extend results over time. 

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
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
Feb 19, 2021
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Dr. Mabrie and his staff are so welcoming, reassuring and most of all skilled at making you look your best. Great location and groovy vibe to the office overlooking Union Square. I got the Illuminate 360 because I deserve it!
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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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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
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
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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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.
Google
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.
Google
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!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 9, 2019
Google Mabrie Facial Institute
Dr Mabrie's office was in a convenient location in Union square. It is an elegant office, I was greeted warmly. I was nervous as I had other facial experiences that I did not want to repeat. Matt gave me details on the products and answered all my questions even ones I didn't know I had. When Kimberly can in I was ready. With a steady gentle touch she made such a difference in my appearance. I am excited to get back in and continue down the path of renewal. I look like me only refreshed. Comments like you look great, had some time off? I love it!
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5.0/5
Oct 22, 2019
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You couldn’t meet nicer people than Dr Mabrie and his staff. Dr Mabrie is amazing at what he does. It’s always a pleasure. Till next time
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