San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 5, 2009 -- Dr. David C. Mabrie (http://www.yourfaceinourhands.com) 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. David Mabrie (http://www.yourfaceinourhands.com) is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon serving San Francisco and the entire Bay Area. He specializes in plastic surgery and minimally invasive rejuvenation of the face, nose, and neck. After graduating from medical school at the University of California at San Francisco with honors, Dr. Mabrie completed a residency in head and neck surgery (otolaryngology) at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He then went on to complete a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University.