Popular, Proven Multi-Tasker

Widely acclaimed and overwhelmingly popular, BOTOX has become a staple of aesthetic medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. It—or other neuromodulators such as Dysport®—is often the first treatment people try, prior to considering surgery. BOTOX is, in fact, a great way to enter the facial cosmetic world, as the results can be beautiful and the risks are minimal. The associates at Mabrie Facial Institute ensure that the men and women who visit our office truly understand what BOTOX can and cannot do, so that they can make educated choices.

The way neuromodulators like BOTOX work is surprisingly simple. They are made with a purified protein that, when injected into a targeted facial muscle, blocks the nerve impulses to that muscle. As a result, the muscle relaxes and the skin lies smooth, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

How Long Does BOTOX Last?

Results appear in several days and will last about 3 months. You can maintain and improve upon the longevity of your results with regularly scheduled maintenance treatments.

How Many Units of BOTOX Will I Need?

You could need as little as 1 unit or as much as hundreds of units; it all depends on the concern being treated, the number of treatment areas, and other factors. This is a very common question, and while we cannot, with precision, determine how much product each patient will need for specific treatment concerns, we can provide a general estimate. Please refer to the graphic for average units per treatment area.

Units of Botox needed for each location of the face

BOTOX Treatments Offered at MFI

Upper Face BOTOX

BOTOX Cosmetic reduces the appearance of signs of aging on the upper face, including:

  • Frowning Wrinkles: These are the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows that can etch a permanent frowning expression on your face. Our Injectors use BOTOX and Dysport to relax the 3 strong muscles that cause these glabellar lines.
  • Low Eyebrows: Many people are unaware that BOTOX can be used to create a subtle yet noticeable brow lift without surgery. Our injectors specialize in this “chemical brow lift” that can open up the eye area for women and men whose brows have begun to sag.
  • Forehead Wrinkles: When you elevate your brows, the skin on your forehead folds like an accordion. This can etch deep horizontal lines across your forehead, making you look older. We treat forehead wrinkles with a conservative approach since misuse of BOTOX in these muscles can cause the eyebrows to sag.
  • Crow’s Feet: Most people are familiar with crow’s feet—those branch-like lines at the outer corners of the eye. They are caused by repeated smiling and squinting, and are a hallmark of an aging face. BOTOX injections are a popular and effective choice for smoothing out this area, and some women start treatment in their late 20s or early 30s.

Our Upper Face BOTOX package is designed to address these concerns and leave you looking refreshed and more youthful.

BOTOX for Facial Slimming

Facial slimming with BOTOX is becoming a very popular treatment. It helps people achieve a v-shaped or v-line face by reducing fullness in the lower face caused by enlarged (hypertrophic) masseter muscles and/or parotid glands. BOTOX can be injected into masseter muscles, parotid glands, or both, to reduce their prominence and create a slimmer, more defined lower face, either with or without dermal fillers.

BOTOX for Excessive Armpit (Axillary) Sweating

Another popular use for BOTOX is the treatment of excessive sweating, a condition called hyperhidrosis. Many people suffer from this uncomfortable and embarrassing condition, caused by overactive sweat glands in the underarms. BOTOX injections can temporarily disable the glands, so you can feel confident (and dry) without resorting to expensive topical products or surgery.

Other Options

BOTOX is a procedure that brings many men and women through the door of a cosmetic surgery office. What they may discover during their consultation is that most people who are candidates for BOTOX could also benefit from dermal fillers. We specialize exclusively in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and contouring and bring a fresh new perspective to non-surgical options. We can recommend an injectable treatment for your specific goals.

Many people discover that dermal fillers are better suited for their needs. While BOTOX can only improve wrinkles caused by movement of facial muscles, dermal fillers can improve a wider variety of wrinkles and creases, such as nasolabial folds (parentheses), smile lines, and lip lines. In addition to wrinkle reduction, dermal fillers may also be used for gentle facial sculpting. They can add volume to features such as the nose, cheeks, and lips. They can also fill in the area beneath the eyes, reducing dark circles.

I'm a Top 25 Most Loved Injector

Out of 2,000 nominees in the U.S., Dr. Mabrie was voted one of the Top 25 Most Loved Injectors for 2017 by the RealSelf community. Thanks to all our amazing patients for making him the only injector in the Bay Area to receive this honor.

BOTOX Pricing

UPPER FACE BOTOXPRICE
Injector | Dr. Mabrie, MD
$700
Injector | Kimberly, PA-C / Tiffany, PA-C
$600
Touch-up within 2-4 weeks
Complimentary
FACIAL SLIMMINGPRICE
Injector | Dr. Mabrie, MD
$1,200
Injector | Kimberly, PA-C / Tiffany, PA-C
$1,000
Touch-up within 2-4 weeks
Complimentary
(up to 20 units)
EXCESSIVE UNDERARM SWEATINGPRICE
Injector | Dr. Mabrie, MD
$2,200
Injector | Kimberly, PA-C / Tiffany, PA-C
$1,500

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.

Of course, BOTOX and dermal fillers are only as effective as the injector performing the procedure. Our Injectors are artists and skilled technicians when it comes to these treatments. Their focus on the face has led to a remarkable understanding of facial skin and structure—an understanding that helps them achieve exceptional results.

We’d Love To See You 

Find out why so many women and men choose Mabrie Facial Institute for BOTOX treatment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Request a consultation online with one of our Injectors, 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.  

BOTOX Cosmetic FAQs

How much does BOTOX cost?

The price of BOTOX Cosmetic can range from $360 for a single treatment area to $1,200. The price is dependent on the amount of product used, the number of treatment areas, and the Injector. Prices are subject to change, so please call or check our Fees & Financing page for current pricing.


Can BOTOX prevent wrinkles?

Yes, BOTOX can postpone or prevent the formation of wrinkles if treatment is started early. Women and men in their 20s and 30s have embraced BOTOX for its ability to delay the formation of dynamic wrinkles (those formed by repeated facial expressions). By preventing the movements that fold and crease the skin repeatedly, BOTOX can prevent dynamic wrinkles from setting in.


Will my face look worse than before treatment if I stop getting BOTOX injections?

In a word, No! BOTOX works by blocking nerve signals to muscles that would normally tell those muscles to contract. When those muscles are not contracting the skin above lies smooth! BOTOX is temporary, lasting an average of 3 months, at this point, the muscles will slowly regain their ability to contract. If you discontinue treatment those dynamic wrinkles may reappear over time but your face should not look worse than before you began 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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Google
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
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🙂
Google
5.0/5
Nov 18, 2020
Google Mabrie Facial Institute
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!
RateMDs
3.3/5
Aug 25, 2020
RateMDs Mabrie Facial Institute
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.
Google
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.
Google
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!!
Google
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! 🙂
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2020
Google Mabrie Facial Institute
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
Google Mabrie Facial Institute
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 !!!!
Facebook
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
Google Mabrie Facial Institute
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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