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MD Codes™

MD Codes™ Advanced Injection Technique

The MD Codes™ was developed by Dr. Mauricio de Maio, a celebrity Plastic Surgeon from Brazil. It's a technique designed to lift and rejuvenate the face without surgery using dermal fillers such as Juvederm Vycross. Originally referred to as the 8-point Lift this procedure is guided by MD Codes™, key structural points on the face that typically exhibit volume loss and need to be corrected. It's a methodical step-by-step approach of precisely injecting small amounts of hyaluronic acid gel to lift, contour and restore a more youthful face.

Since its introduction the 8-point Lift has evolved into a more sophisticated and advanced injection protocol. MD Codes™  are still used and the procedure takes a more holistic approach to facial rejuvenation. In the past doctors injected filler only where they thought it was needed, such as in the cheeks, nasolabial folds or under the eyes. This created more fullness at the injection site but didn't necessarily make the patient look more youthful or attractive. That's because as we age our face loses volume in multiple facial planes. In order to reverse this facial deflation and create a hamonious result the filler needs to mimic our natural fat pads. The MD Codes™ approach strives to recreate our face how it looked 5-10 years ago.

A Distinction Level MD Codes injector, Dr. Nino Kuzmar only uses the latest and most advanced injection techniques and protocols. In three visits spaced four months apart, he can help patients achieve a dramatic rejuvenation that looks natural and tasteful.

Dr. Kuzmar Perfroms MDCodes Injection Technique

Stage 1 Intervention - Cheeks

  • Lateral Vector Lift
  • Reverses the down and inward drop of the cheek
  • Helps to soften nasolabial folds
  • Improves midface descent
  • Minimizes jowling
  • Requires 3-4 dermal filler syringes

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Stage 2 Intervention - Chin and Jawline

  • Reverses the collapse in the deep dermal support structures of the lower face
  • Softens marionette lines
  • Corrects chin retraction and lift
  • Smooths pre-jowl and jowl area
  • Requires 3-4 dermal filler syringes

MD Codes

MD Codes


Stage 3 Intervention - Beautification and Fine-tuning

  • Tear troughs - improves volume and dark circles
  • Fine-tuning of nasolabial folds
  • Lip augmentation
  • Requires 3-4 dermal filler syringes

MD Codes

 MD Codes

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