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Interested in Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft?

Interest in hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation in San Francisco is growing with each passing week. Restylane® is rapidly establishing a name for itself as the way to correct mid-facial wrinkles and hollows without surgery, and Restylane® Lyft, which could be described as its sister product, is gaining in popularity as well.

It's no wonder these alternatives to plastic surgery in San Francisco are gaining such momentum. Just at the time when most of us are finding it more and more acceptable—in fact, desirable—to take aggressive measures to look our best longer, time available for surgery and recovery is shrinking. The demands of family, job, and other obligations leave us scant opportunity for time out.

If you're confused by the array of dermal fillers available today, don't worry. Dr. Mabrie is well acquainted with all the products and he knows which will be best to address your own individual areas of concern. To discover your options, request a consultation online or call us at (415) 689-6634 today.

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Case 375

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Doesn't it bug you when you're going about your day, feeling fresh and ready to take on the world, and someone come up to ask you, "What's wrong? You look tired." I know. It bothers me too. And for the longest time, it also bothered this patient (especially since she works at a beauty salon.) That's why she stepped into my San Francisco office for a consultation. After tak...

Case 417

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient is in her 30's and originally from Indonesia; now calling the Bay Area home. She was unhappy about her under eyes and felt they made her look older and tired. A friend referred her to Dr. Mabrie and she scheduled an i360 Full Face Initial Evaluation with same-day treatment. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN It was such a pleasure working with Ms. M! She came in knowing ...

Case 397

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...

Case 227

Background: This east bay woman consulted with Dr. Mabrie in his San Francisco office about non-surgical Rhinoplasty. In general she was happy with the overall size and character of her nose, but wondered if some small improvements could be made. Her two main concerns: 1. She didn't want her nose to look "done". 2. She was afraid of needles!   Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: “This ca...

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 392

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...

Case 369

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This case is a unique one, as the patient this time is a pretty good friend of mine. For as long as I've known him, I'd never noticed anything unusual about his chin. (And believe me, I pay close attention to that kind of stuff.) Every now and again, however, we couldn't help but notice that certain photos caught him at angles where his chin looked less than strong. For men, a...

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 393

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...

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 378

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 helping me out around the office with surgeries and filler injections. (She's almost like magicians apprentice.) Since she's a big part of the Mabrie family, I wanted to show off the results of some of the wonderful rejuvenative filler work we've done for her. ...

Case 325

ABOUT OUR PATIENT After doing some research about non surgical treatment, this young man from Brazil stopped by my San Francisco office for a consultation. He had a clear vision of what he wanted to improve-his nose. He wanted to remove a small distracting bump and make the tip appear more upturned. Facial dermal filler treatments are ideal for these kinds of aesthetic defects, so I was more than...

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 338

ABOUT OUR PATIENT   So many people are unhappy with their nasal tip!  It’s either "too round" or "too droopy". This young lady from the Castro Valley was concerned with the latter. She wasn’t thrilled with her nose’s curvature or the way the tip pointed downward. As intent as she was on finding a fix for her issue, she wasn’t comfortable with surgical procedures...

Case 405

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young man in his mid-20's consulted with me because he felt that he was looking tired. In particular, he was unhappy about the shadows under his eyes. Mr. H wanted to look fresher and more awake. He also wanted to explore ways to improve his appearance. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN I was excited to work with Mr. H because he was ready for full face treatment. He was all-in...

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What Are Restylane and Restylane Lyft?

The active ingredient in both these products is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that binds water to cells. Both work on the same principle: lifting and supporting surface skin from beneath by both filling in for lost tissue and increasing hydration. Both fillers are made by the same company, and the main difference between them is that the particles in Restylane Lyft are slightly larger.

Restylane is used to fill wrinkles and hollows in the mid and lower face, including around the lips, and can also be used for non-surgical rhinoplasty. Restylane Lyft can be used in these areas as well, and it has been widely used for lip augmentation.

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Are the Products Safe?

Yes, the two fillers are safe. Both are FDA-approved, and prior to their approval in the United States they had been used safely in Canada and Europe for many years.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Restylane has minimal side effects; however, some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as bruising, which is seen in about 20% of patients. Additionally, following the injection there may be swelling, which resolves within a day or two. For additional information, read what to expect during and after your treatment.

For a gentler injection procedure, Dr. Mabrie offers the innovative microcannula injection method. These blunt-ended microcannulas cut fewer arteries and veins than needles, resulting in significantly less after-treatment bruising and swelling. The microcannula technique is available upon request.

How Long Does Restylane Last?

The results of Restylane treatments should be visible for 6-15 months, depending on the location of the treatment and the nature of your skin. For example, highly mobile areas like the lips tend to require at least a touch-up treatment after about 6 months. Areas where there is less movement, such as under the eyes, may only require additional treatment after 15 months. Experience has shown that often, smaller amounts of Restylane are needed for maintenance than were needed for the initial correction. Restylane is a smooth, clear gel and "flows" when it is injected and goes in very evenly.

What Is the Difference Between Restylane Lyft / Restylane and BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX Cosmetic is used in San Francisco to relax the muscles which cause many facial lines and unwanted facial expressions. Fillers like Restylane Lyft and Restylane collagen (Zyplast™ and Zyderm™) and other products fill creases, lips, cheekbones, and also defects like acne scars. Sometimes BOTOX Cosmetic is used in combination with Restylane Lyft and Restylane when treating certain areas where permanent deep lines have resulted from overactivity of the muscles, for example some frown lines on the lower forehead or wrinkles around the lips.

Are Restylane and Restylane Lyft FDA approved?

The FDA approved Restylane Lyft and Restylane for use in the United States in 2003.

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

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  • 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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