As we age, it is expected to see the crow’s feet appear and the laugh lines to start showing up even when we are not laughing. Our skin loses its natural elasticity as we mature and when you throw in the effects of gravity, it results in our skin starting to sag. Dr. Mauricio de Maio, a plastic surgeon from Brazil, came up with a procedure that is a set of guidelines designed to assist in specific areas of the face. It consists of aesthetic procedures that are capable of providing a more youthful appearance.


The procedure is based around eight injection sites to lift and achieve a return to the more youthful shape of the face. There even is an effect on neck sagging as the sides of the face are lifted. Each individual is different and treatment should be based on personal characteristics. The MD Codes™ are a series of formulated injection points that target the whole face. The main areas of focus are the temples, the brow, cheeks, under eye, chin, jawline and lips.

It does not require general anesthesia and leaves no scars. Because there is little to no downtime, you can have the procedure done and be running your errands afterward. The MD Codes™ system effectively creates a facelift without the surgical complications and expense. The hylacross natural fill can last several years.

Dr. Bakken was one of an exclusive group of physicians that was invited to attend Allergan’s training sessions with Dr. de Maio in Toronto, February 2017.


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What does all this mean for you, the patient?


This technique of assessing at how facial aging can be treated focuses on the whole face rather than just isolated areas. It helps the physician that performs the procedure to identify the right treatment points and techniques that will deliver the most effective and natural-looking results while lifting and volumizing deflated areas, in as little as one to two sessions.


It is the next step forward in the right direction for treating the signs of facial aging without compromising the shape of the face.




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