Finalizing Your New Look

Refinement is key to achieving your best results. At Mabrie Facial Cosmetic, this is not viewed as an optional appointment—it’s essential. We sometimes refer to it as “the icing on the cake,” and sure, you can eat cake without the icing, but why would you? This follow-up visit is one of the key reasons our San Francisco dermal fillers patients look so amazing. It’s one of the many things that sets our practice—and most importantly, your results—apart from the rest.

What is the Refinement Visit?

The Refinement Visit, is part 2 of Dr. Mabrie’s Illumination 360˚ approach that gives you the most from your treatment. In our more than 15 years of experience, we’ve learned that you can only accomplish so much in one visit, and that stunning results are worth a little extra time.

Scheduled 1 to 3 months after your initial appointment, this follow-up appointment is all about finessing your treatment. During this visit, Dr. Mabrie will:

  • Evaluate your initial treatment results and,
  • Refine treated areas to optimize your results

About 8 out of 10 patients will get hugs, high fives, and a little refinement at this appointment. Roughly 2 in 10 will get more significant adjustments. This is because sometimes we need time to let the filler integrate and swelling go away before we layer on the finishing touches. This is a good thing.

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Why 2 visits?

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Immediately upon treatment, swelling occurs—there’s just no way around it. While most swelling subsides in 2 to 4 days, it can take the body up to 4 weeks for residual swelling to subside. Knowing this, we plan a second visit to evaluate your results after your swelling is gone. Dr. Mabrie can then assess your actual results and identify any areas that can be further refined.

Layering

Layering your treatment creates the most natural results. We understand the temptation to max-out your filler treatment in 1 visit (we know your schedule is demanding); however, over-injecting produces an obvious, unnatural result. Layers: good. Too much, too soon: bad.

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Some areas of the face (under eyes, lips, and tip of the nose) benefit the most from a controlled, cautious approach. There is a finite amount of correction and projection we can achieve during the first treatment. Pushing treatment too far, too soon has an adverse effect.

Finishing Touches

Your face is a unique work of art and finishing touches make a difference. Your Refinement Visit is the icing on the cake. This is often where the magic happens and patients see the full benefits of their treatment. A little highlight here, some contour/definition there to optimize your results.

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How much does it cost?

Refinement patients receive special pricing of just $500-$600 per syringe when the appointment is scheduled within 1 to 3 months. For more information about pricing, visit our Fees & Financing page.

Refinement Treatment within 1-3 Months
*Special value pricing
$500-$600/syringe*

Dr. David Mabrie

For more than a decade, Dr. David Mabrie has been perfecting his technique for optimizing facial beauty with dermal fillers. He is the only facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco whose practice is focused entirely on injectables.

Do you have your appointment?

We’ll make scheduling your Refinement Visit easy with some options; schedule your Refinement Visit when you make your initial appointment or schedule before you leave. Planning in-advance ensures optimal appointment days/times to work around your schedule. Request your initial appointment online or call us at (415) 445-9513.