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New Wrinkle Treatment in San Francisco - Dysport™ Gains FDA Approval

Dr. David Mabrie, a facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco, is ready to offer Dysport™ (also known as Reloxin). The first FDA-approved alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic, this new injectable wrinkle treatment has been shown to act faster and spread farther than its competitor.

San Francisco, California (May 2009) - Dr. David C. Mabrie is set to offer the first available alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic wrinkle treatment known as Dysport™ to his San Francisco patients. This product, also derived from cosmetic botulinum toxin, temporarily smoothes wrinkles caused by facial muscle movement, such as those that appear between the eyebrows, across the forehead, and around the outside corners of the eyes.

"Competition is usually a good thing for consumers and since its release BOTOX Cosmetic has had none," says David Mabrie, MD, FACS, a San Francisco facial plastic surgeon. "It's exciting to be one of the first Bay Area practices to offer our patients an effective alternative."

What's the difference? Dysport, also known as Reloxin in other markets, offers similar wrinkle smoothing improvements as BOTOX Cosmetic with additional benefits. It has been found to take effect within the first day or 2 of treatment, instead of the 3 to 5 day delay typically involved with BOTOX Cosmetic. The skin begins smoothing out as treated facial muscles relax. Also, improvements from Dysport have been found to last months longer than those from BOTOX Cosmetic, especially in younger patients.

"Because Dysport can produce improvements farther from the injection site," explains Dr. Mabrie, "my patients may need fewer injections than they do with BOTOX Cosmetic. Also, because improvements have been found to last longer, they don't need to return to the office as frequently for touch ups. These benefits all translate into helping patients maintain a more youthful look while enjoying increased affordability."

Because the effects of Dysport may disperse beyond the injection site, it's extremely important that these treatments are administered by a physician with proper training and experience. Being a facial cosmetic surgery specialist, Dr. Mabrie has a deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the face. He takes pride in giving his patients a more relaxed, youthful facial appearance while ensuring their expressions remain natural looking.

"Now, patients will have greater choice, and that's exciting," adds Dr. Mabrie. "I offer my East Bay and San Francisco patients Dysport, BOTOX Cosmetic, and a variety of other medical spa services. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, I also specialize in helping patients look younger and more vibrant through facial cosmetic surgery."

Dr. Mabrie offers Dysport in his San Francisco facial plastic surgery practice along with a variety of modern non-invasive rejuvenation treatments. He specializes in plastic surgery of the face, nose, and neck. Request a consultation with Dr. Mabrie at his office in San Francisco or the East Bay to discover which options can help you reach your personal cosmetic goals.

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Mabrie Facial Cosmetic: David C. Mabrie, MD
166 Geary Street
13th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 445-9513
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