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BOTOX's Favorite "Cousin"

With the popularity of BOTOX® Cosmetic there was bound to be some competition. Dysport® (formerly known as Reloxin) is an alternative to the highly-requested wrinkle treatment that has received international attention. This product is made by the same company as Restylane® and is now available for San Francisco patients.

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Mabrie specializes in surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques. He has extensive education and training focused specifically on the face, so he is especially qualified to help you decide if a San Francisco Dysport treatment is right for you. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 689-6634 today.

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Case 171

ABOUT OUR PATIENT A successful hair stylist in San Francisco, this patient came in to see me about persistent dark circles under her eyes. These circles caused her to look tired no matter how much sleep she tried to get every night. This is a common concern for most patients who come to see me for a consultation, so I had plenty of non-surgical solutions to offer her. These dark circles were bei...

Case 209

Background: This San Francisco woman noticed wrinkles under her eyes, especially when she smiled. She consulted with Dr. David Mabrie about using Botox around her eyes.  Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "One of the great pleasures of my job is working with attractive people and polishing their look! We placed a little Botox under the eyes, and now when she smiles, she doesn't have the dis...

Case 343

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Ever since she could remember, this patient had laugh lines that distracted from her graceful good looks. Last year, after searching around for non-surgical laugh line reduction in San Francisco, she was referred to our practice by one of her good friends. Soon after, she stopped by my office for an in-depth consultation.  DR. MABRIE’S TREATMENT PLAN  The...

Case 48

Wrinkles along the eyes, also known as, 'crow's feet'. These wrinkles occur with smiling or squinting. By placing Botox or Dysport, San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Mabrie can reduce the wrinkles. To get Dr. Mabrie's opinion about your face, you may send your photos via our virtual consultation, and he will review them and respond personally. Or request a consultation and someone...

Case 413

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This prominent Bay Area Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist was referred to Dr. Mabrie by a friend/colleague. Being in the beauty business it's important for her to look and feel her best. Ms. S felt she was presenting as tired and wanted to refresh her appearance, but most importantly, wanted her treatment to look natural. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie about a Full Face Treatment fo...

Case 309

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This California woman in her 50's came to San Francisco to see me about taking care of the shadows that were beginning to appear underneath her eyes. I found her to be an excellent candidate for non-surgical facial fillers. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN In addition to the strategic placement of filler beneath her eyes to combat the under eye shadows, I also decided to use Botox ...

Case 403

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...

Case 387

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...

Case 420

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Mr. O is a close friend of mine! By day, he's a Data Scientist, but at night...he's a San Francisco DJ. Over the years, Mr. O has quietly observed treatment results on other friends and family. Seeing the great results and positively that grows from looking your best, he decided it was time for his own treatment. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN I have been wanting to treat Mr. O f...

Case 404

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...

Case 414

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient came to us from Los Angeles with concern of her nose. She initially consulted with Dr. Mabrie via Skype and said she liked how her nose looked with a Snapchat filter and wanted her nose to always look like that! She was also interested in treatment for her under eyes. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN It was great working with Ms. J! She has her own clothing line and lo...

Case 389

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...

Case 352

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young lady is a professional writer living in San Francisco. For ten years, she'd been considering having cosmetic surgery to preserve her signature youthful charm. Like most of those who choose my practice, she didn't want to look too "done" or "plastic". After reading some of my responses on RealSelf, she contacted my office and scheduled a consultation to see how we coul...

Case 406

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient first consulted 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 ...

Case 423

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Ms. L is a hair stylist in San Francisco and a close friend. Wowed by all the before/after results she sees from Dr. Mabrie, she asked him to treat her under eyes. Learning about Illumination 360 Full Face Treatment, she was ready to take her results to the next level. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN Ms. L is an illustrative example of how dark circles can affect anyone (even in t...

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What Are the Benefits of Dysport?

Time is not always on our side, especially when it comes to maintaining a youthful looking face. Facial wrinkles are often one of the first signs of aging. If you aren't ready for cosmetic surgery but would like to perk up your look, having Dysport in San Francisco could be just right for you. Commonly treated areas include:

  • Horizontal forehead creases
  • Wrinkles around the outside corners of the eyes (crow's feet)
  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows

During your consultation with Dr. Mabrie, he will ask you to describe your cosmetic goals and review the available treatment options, such as medical spa services and facial cosmetic surgery procedures.

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How Does Dysport Work?

Dysport is a modern wrinkle treatment, similar to BOTOX Cosmetic in San Francisco, made from purified clostridium botulinum. It effectively treats "dynamic wrinkles" which are caused by facial muscle movement. Dysport temporarily relaxes the targeted facial muscles preventing them from contracting and causing lines and wrinkles.

Soon after treatment the muscle movement ceases and the wrinkles begin to smooth out. Improvements from Dysport are not permanent, so you will need to return for additional injections every few months to keep them up. If you are interested in long lasting wrinkle correction, you should ask Dr. Mabrie about the available facial cosmetic surgery procedures.

How Long Does Dysport Last?

Results from Dysport injections last about 3 months, with younger patients sometimes reporting longer-lasting results. You can enjoy your results indefinitely with regularly scheduled maintenance treatments.

What Are the Differences Between Dysport and BOTOX Cosmetic?

While Dysport and BOTOX Cosmetic injectable wrinkle treatments are similar in many ways, there are some notable differences between the products as well. They both contain the same active ingredient, purified clostridium botulinum (botulinum toxin type A); however, Dysport is suspended in lactose and BOTOX is suspended in sodium chloride. Additionally, Dysport differs in the following ways:

In U.S. clinical trials, Dysport was shown to take effect within 1 to 2 days instead 3 to 5 days for BOTOX Cosmetic; it also may last longer, especially in younger patients.

The wrinkle-relaxing effects of Dysport have been found to spread farther from the injection site than with BOTOX Cosmetic, which can reduce the number of required injections but also the precision.

Dysport may be a more affordable choice over BOTOX Cosmetic for some patients.

What Are the Differences Between Dysport and Dermal Fillers?

We offer a variety of modern injectable wrinkle treatments designed to restore a youthful look to your face. These treatments vary in the type of wrinkles they correct and in how they achieve this goal. Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel and Restylane®, are designed to restore volume to the skin as collagen is lost. They fill in wrinkles, creases, folds, and recessed areas. Dysport corrects only a specific type of wrinkle called "dynamic wrinkles," which are caused by repeated muscle movement. Dysport relaxes the associated facial muscles and allows the skin to gradually smooth out.

San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon David C. Mabrie M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Dr. David Mabrie offers:

  • Double board certification
  • Excellent training & experience
  • Specialization in the face and neck
  • A trainer's skill in injectable filler techniques
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Mabrie Facial Cosmetic: David C. Mabrie, MD
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San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 445-9513
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