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Injectable Facelift Unveiled by San Francisco Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. David Mabrie offers his San Francisco patients a new option for facial rejuvenation; a non-surgical treatment that can deliver maximum results with minimum downtime and cost
San Francisco, May 24, 2007 — An intriguing alternative to surgical facelifts is appearing on the Bay Area scene: the injectable facelift. The new treatment, performed by board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Mabrie, is already proving to be capable of delivering remarkable results with fewer of the challenges normally confronted by those considering facelifts in San Francisco.
"The injectable facelift represents a philosophical shift in our approach to treating the aging face," Dr. Mabrie explained. "It's really a medical revolution." While many patients will still benefit from the traditional method of pulling the skin tighter, according to Dr. Mabrie, many others are just as well served by adding volume instead of having surgery.
Dr. Mabrie's treatment puts FDA-approved dermal fillers like Radiesse® and Restylane® to their ultimate strategic use. Carefully-placed injections can brighten the eyes by diminishing dark circles, puffiness and "tear troughs," and they can fill in for lost volume in the cheeks and under wrinkles such as naso-labial folds. "Lost volume in the skin's foundation is one of the leading reasons people look old before their time," said Dr. Mabrie. "When we fill in under the wrinkles and hollows, the years seem to drop away. Both Radiesse® and Restylane® are soft, pliable and very effective."
Excited by the rejuvenation possibilities presented by the injectable facelift, San Francisco residents are also enthusiastic about avoiding some of the usual challenges associated with surgery. The new procedure involves no incisions, no general anesthesia, and little to no recovery time. The injectable facelift is also easy to maintain, requiring just periodic tune ups.
"I think I get as much satisfaction out of performing the injectable facelift for my San Francisco patients as they feel when they see the results," Dr. Mabrie remarked. "Most people need just one or two appointments for maximum effect," he said. "Change is instantaneous and we can fine tune right on the spot."
Another advantage of the procedure is that it can be a very good choice for people of color. Unpredictable scarring is a risk for people with darker skin, and the injectable facelift decreases this possibility.
Acknowledging that some people may be skeptical that injectable treatment can produce results approaching what surgery offers, Dr. Mabrie invites people considering their options to view some of his real patient results. To see before and after photos and learn more about the injectable facelift, visit www.yourfaceinourhands.com.
Dr. David Mabrie is a Stanford and Johns Hopkins trained, board certified facial plastic surgeon with offices in San Francisco and the East Bay. His specialty is plastic surgery and rejuvenation treatments for the face, nose and neck. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and he's a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. From traditional plastic surgery to non-invasive procedures, Dr. Mabrie personally treats his patients, providing expertise and continuity of care.