• Dermal fillers such as Teosyal, Juvéderm, and Restylane are commonly known as hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in your body and when injected, it gently restores lost fullness, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and subtly or dramatically enhance lips.

  • HA is capable of holding 1,000 times its weight in water, and naturally occurring HA is responsible for binding moisture in the skin. It does this by filling in the space between collagen and elastin fibers in the skin – which hence will hold in moisture and maintain skin’s volume for long periods of time.

  • Natural occurring HA in the skin starts to decrease over time due to natural aging, sun exposure, life style and many other environmental factors.

  • When HA fillers are injected under the epidermis, it temporarily replenishes the skins volume by replacing deteriorated supported layers in the skin. Or, in instances where HA filler is used in the lips, it can go beyond just restoring lost volume to further augment the shape and size; creating a more voluminous pout then what you were born with.

  • The Hyaluronic Acid molecules found in these products are nearly identical to the HA we produce naturally, meaning that HA fillers don't pose a great risk of rejection or allergic reaction.

MD Codes

MD Codes are a new approach to facial aesthetics and facial rejuvenation. ​Developed by world renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Mauricio De Maio, these Medical Codes are used as a precise, methodical and strategic approach to analyzing and treating each individual face with Dermal Fillers.

 

Rather than the traditional methods of focusing directly on the problem areas, MD Codes target the underlying cause through a series of precise injection points. This means we no longer just treat the problem area, but rather the root of the problem and simultaneously reduce the signs of ageing.

There are  three primary factors that lead to the signs of facial ageing:

  • flattening of the bones of the face

  • reduction in the fat pad compartments, leading to volume loss

  • sagging skin.

Using MD Codes, we can begin to restore the face in more natural and effective way. 

 

Dermal Fillers and the use of MD Codes, will address areas such as:

  • cheeks

  • under eyes

  • nasolabial folds (laugh lines)

  • marionette lines

  • lips

  • chin

  • temples

  • brows

  • jawlines

Through the use of MD Codes and the FCR approach (Foundation, Contour and Refinement) it is possible to deliver surgical and natural results with injectables.

 

The Foundation codes address the cheeks and are located in the mid face. These codes give structure – the foundation - and connect the lower with the upper face, creating a more balanced appearance. It is important to first establish this foundation in order to create optimal and natural looking results.

Once the foundation of the face is addressed, the Contour codes should then be treated. These codes treat areas such as temples, chin, and jawline. They are responsible for the facial shape and can lead to a impactful result.

The Refinement codes can be divided in two groups: The periorbital (around the eye) and perioral (around the mouth).
The perioral codes include lips, nasolabial fold (laugh lines), and marionette lines; These are the most requested areas by clients and although important, they should be addressed after the face is structured otherwise unnatural results may happen.