Dermal Fillers & BOTOX® Cosmetic
Facial dermal fillers represent a dramatic shift in the practice of facial plastic surgery. With dermal fillers, a hospital/surgery center has been replaced with a comfortable in-office setting and a scalpel has been replaced with a tiny needle. Without a single incision, dermal fillers can reduce wrinkles and folds. And now, in the hands of a skilled surgeon like Dr. David Mabrie, derma fillers can also sculpt and contour facial features for a look that is balanced and beautiful, not just youthful.
What Are Facial Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments made with substances that plump up and renew the skin. These substances are already naturally found in your body. The filler material is gradually and harmlessly absorbed, so results are not permanent. However, treatment is repeatable to ensure long-lasting improvement. There are many FDA-approved dermal fillers to choose from; Dr. Mabrie offers RADIESSE®, JUVÉDERM®, and Restylane® in San Francisco.
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient first concluded with Dr. Mabrie for help with under eye bag correction. She felt that her under eye bags made her appear tired and aged. While she did have prominent volume loss, Dr. Mabrie felt that she could benefit from a non-surgical approach. There was significant improvement in her appearance at her 2-week follow-up, she was eager to non-surgically rejuvenate ...
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ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient came to me with two goals. The first was to correct his nose, he had a Surgical Rhinoplasty 2 decades previously but felt his nasal bridge could be straighter and his nasal tip more defined. The second was to enhance his cheeks and he was interested in learning the difference between cheek implants, fat transfers and facial dermal fillers. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PL...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT One of the most important procedures I perform at my practice is correcting the effects of previous dermal filler treatments that leave patients with less than ideal results. This patient had dermal filler placed too superficially under her eyes by a different injector, which was causing a Tyndall Effect (blueish tint). DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN While examining the effects o...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT As soon as this soon-to-be Full Face patient stepped into my San Francisco office, I noticed the inherent elegance of her face. I saw opportunities to reverse the effects of aging, accentuating her features and restore her natural allure non-surgically. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This patient's primary issue was a facial sagging that distracted from her striking features. I i...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT Most of us have something we'd like to change about our faces. This patient has several. She wasn't too happy with her nose, her right eyebrow was lower than her left, and she said she looked tired all the time. I took time to focus on fixing each one of these issues, eventually treating her full face in the long run. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN It only took a few injections o...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT A lot of patients visit my office in search of a way to stop looking tired all the time. For most cases, this effect is usually a sign of volume loss occurring around the eyes and tear trough region. But this time, it was caused by another telltale sign of aging in a different part of the face that's just as noticeable - jowling. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN Fortunately, much l...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This San Francisco man had been researching for information about CoolSculpting on RealSelf when he came across my profile. He looked through my site and was impressed by our before and after photo gallery. He wanted to find a way to get rid of the bags that were forming under his eyes. Yet I saw a lot of potential in this patient's face, and that his features would be significa...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT During a recent modeling photoshoot, this patient was amazed to see how the photographer highlighted his chin and cheekbones with some good old-fashioned lighting tricks. So he started searching online for how to emphasize these parts of his face in real life. When he found my website, he set up an appointment to talk options. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN Right from the start, ...
Background: This woman, from Modesto, was now in her 50's and wanted to rejuvenate her looks. She spent time researching cosmetic surgeons and procedures, and decided to consult with Dr. Mabrie after reviewing his website. They discussed options for giving her a younger and more attractive looking face. She had never received Dermafillers before and was concerned about bruising, as she did no...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT Does this patient look familiar to some of you? Well, she ought to. She's my medical assistant, Nicole! You'll see her helping me around the office with surgeries and filler injections. Nicole and I first started talking about treating the area beneath her eyes. Like most of the patients I see, she was noticing dark circles developing under her eyes. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMEN...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT What's one of the most common complaints that patients come to me with? "I have bags under my eyes. I'm getting older!" This woman from Hercules came into my office in the San Francisco Bay Area to talk about the state of her face with me. Her biggest concerns were the bags under her eyes along with the shadows they were creating. I knew early on that dermal fillers would be...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young woman from Napa was looking for a solution for her lips, which she felt weren't as full as they could be. During our examination in my office in San Francisco Bay Area, I noticed signs of moderate volume loss in her upper lip. Her bottom lip, on the other hand, was only experiencing minimal loss. This is exactly the kind of situation that can be adjusted in just a few...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young woman from Oakland had been feeling self-conscious of her lips. When she came into my San Francisco office for a consultation, she asked me if it was possible for her lips to look just like how she always wanted them to. I told her that by using dermal filler injections, we could help her lips look fuller without compromising her facial structure's harmony. After try...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This brave woman came to see us after recently surviving breast cancer. She wanted to find a facial treatment that would restore facial volume she lost during her therapy. She didn't want to look tied anymore. Wanting to feel fresh and new, this patient was ready to start the next chapter of her life. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This is another patient that we took the Full Fa...
Dr. Mabrie is a skilled injector who uses dermal fillers to provide more complete facial rejuvenation. They can fill wrinkles and add volume to facial features that have thinned through the aging process. They can also refine facial structure for a look that is attractively contoured, even for those who do not have any age-related concerns. Dr. Mabrie is able to achieve improvement with:
- Brow/forehead dermal fillers
- Temple dermal fillers
- Eye dermal fillers
- Nose dermal fillers
- Cheek dermal fillers
- Nasolabial fold dermal fillers
- Lip dermal fillers
- Chin dermal fillers
Dr. David Mabrie - Enhancing the Attractive Face with Fillers
dermal fillers aren't your only option for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Mabrie may use BOTOX® Cosmetic instead of (or in addition to) dermal fillers in San Francisco. BOTOX is an excellent option for reducing dynamic wrinkles, those caused by movement of facial muscles over time. The areas most commonly treated with BOTOX are crow's feet and frown lines.
Choose a Skilled Injector
Dr. Mabrie has long recognized the potential of these innovative non-surgical treatments. His unique understanding of facial anatomy, developed through outstanding training and experience as a facial plastic surgeon, enables him to make the most of dermal fillers, using them as a versatile tool for facial sculpting as well as rejuvenation. He performs every injection himself, so every patient receives the ultimate level of care.
For individuals who choose it, Dr. Mabrie offers a unique microcannula injection technique that helps to reduce facial bruising and swelling. The microcannula technique allows for gentler application with reduced aesthetic side effects following treatment. Dr. Mabrie's skill as an injector has led dermaSculpt®, the maker of the microcannula, to choose him to instruct other practitioners in its use.
For additional information, read what to expect during and after your treatment.
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon David C. Mabrie M.D., F.A.C.S.Request a Consultation
Contouring facial features with dermal fillers requires a delicate touch, artistic sensibilities, and the medical knowledge of a facial specialist. Don't settle for anything less. Choose a facial plastic surgeon you can trust with your health and beauty.
Dr. Mabrie works with men and women from throughout the Bay Area. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 for more information about facial rejuvenation at our San Francisco office.