Look Your Best With Dermal Fillers
Structure, form, and shape are key to achieving your ideal face.

Illumination 360˚ is our exclusive approach to non surgical rejuvenation and enhancement using dermal fillers and BOTOX. At Mabrie Facial Institute in San Francisco, we get the best results from dermal fillers with our unique filler technique. Our approach starts with the concept that makeup artists have known for a long time: highlighting and contouring the face can create your ideal facial shape. When you highlight and contour your face with makeup, you influence the way light reflects on your features. With Illumination 360, you’ll look your best without makeup or other optical illusions. Take a look at the before and after images to see the difference dermal fillers can make.

Woman before and after
man before and after

How Fillers Work

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected under the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, and enhance facial features like the nose, lips, chin, and jawline.

The Illusion of Shape – Highlighting & Contouring With Makeup

Contouring with highlights and shadows

You can use makeup—highlighting and contouring—to create the illusion of improved shape and contours. Non-makeup-wearers may use facial hair, angles and filters in photographs, eyeglass frames, or other tricks. But the big drawback of any of these is that the effect is just a temporary illusion. That means the confidence you feel is also temporary. Dermal fillers can free you from your dependence on these things, and let you look and feel your best with no makeup and no gimmicks.

Dermal Fillers Create Actual Shape – No Makeup Required

Woman actual face before and after
Actual Shape woman highlights and shadows

Why settle for the illusion of the look you want, when you can have the real thing all day, every day? Imagine the freedom that comes with seeing your best self in the mirror first thing in the morning!

With custom rejuvenation and contouring treatments using dermal filler and Botox, we create the real, 3D contours that makeup or other techniques can only imitate. With dermal fillers, you can quit relying on illusions and fall in love with your beautiful, bare face—makeup optional!

Our process—Illumination 360˚—assesses your face from every angle and evaluates how light interacts with your features. Youthful faces reflect light with smooth, even surfaces. In contrast, shadows are created by uneven surfaces (deep folds and creases) that age your appearance. Illumination 360˚ uses BOTOX® and dermal fillers to lift, smooth, and correct those unwanted shadows for a fresher appearance.   

“Your appearance has more to do with what’s under your skin than what’s on the surface.”

David C. Mabrie, M.D.

Illumination – Your Face Illuminated with BOTOX & Fillers

This woman is a classic example of the power of Illumination 360˚. Her natural radiance and beauty were “overshadowed” before, and she looked a little deflated which gave her a tired/sleepy appearance. You can see that she has volume loss under the eye, causing dark circles and under-eye bags. Volume loss in her cheeks creates a sunken appearance and causes nasolabial folds, shadows around the mouth, and jowling. Other areas, like her chin and nose could also be addressed with filler to refresh and enhance her appearance. She was a great candidate for Full Face Filler treatment using our Illumination 360 approach.

After her series of treatments, the shadows are replaced with flattering contours—cheekbones, chin, nose—that capture and reflect light, for an overall youthful and luminous look without any makeup. 

Non surgical rhinoplasty (liquid nose job) enhances the shape of her nose, and you can see the smooth, bright under-eye area—often created with makeup—that she now enjoys naturally 24/7.

Out of the Shadows

Woman with features highlighted

This young woman’s under-eye dark circles and bags (1), along with nasolabial folds (2), were caused by volume loss in the midface (3) that contributed to flattened cheeks and an aged look. Shadowing and dimpling on the chin was caused, in part by an overactive mentalis muscle (4), and in part by volume loss and inadequate chin projection (5). Her nasal bridge lacked definition (6), making her nose look wider.

Into the Light

woman with features highlighted

We started by building up the midface and cheeks (1) with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® in order to provide support for Restylane® placed in the tear trough (2). This creates a smooth transition between the orbital area and the cheek and gives the cheekbones dimension, allowing them to better capture and reflect light (3). We used BOTOX® to relax her hyperactive mentalis muscle and smooth the dimpled look of her chin (4). We also injected RADIESSE®—a thicker filler—to give it more projection and bring balance to her facial proportions (5).  

The careful addition of Restylane to the bridge and tip of her nose (6) improved its shape and definition, and really brings her whole look together.

360° – Contour & Rejuvenation From Every Angle

Your face isn’t flat, it’s multi-dimensional, that’s why we examine, photograph, and treat you from all angles. Every treatment plan is this detailed because we believe your face deserves nothing but the best from your dermal fillers treatment.

Men may not rely on makeup to contour their faces, but they share the same desire to look youthful and attractive. Both women and men love the soft, subtle, natural results they get with Illumination 360˚. After their full face filler and BOTOX treatments, they look refreshed and feel confident, reinvigorated, and empowered.

The MFI Advantage

MFI focuses exclusively on injectables, and has set the bar in the art and science of fillers for more than 15 years. Dr. Mabrie, trained as a facial plastic surgeon, has dedicated thousands of hours to carefully selecting and training our talented Injectors in the most innovative, effective, and safe techniques for injectables. There is no other practice in the Bay Area with the level of experience, education, and passion for injectables you'll find at MFI.

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We’d Love To See You

If you are interested in learning more about how Illumination 360° can help you look your luminous best,  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.