Sure, beauty is only skin deep but so what? Doing what we want to do to look and feel our best is our thing. It’s just one aspect of life that makes us happy. Yeah, wrinkles suck but what you do about them—or don’t do—is your choice. Personally, we are okay with a little nip and tuck here and there. If you remember, we Brazen editors went and got ourselves some Botox just to find out what it feels like and how well it works. We’ve also asked our readers for their opinion on injections and have given you mounds of info about what the experts say about which cosmetic procedures are hot and which are not. But when it comes to the lines on our faces, we’re always open to learning new ways to live with them—or not. That’s why we’re intrigued by this new and revolutionary approach to facial rejuvenation, the MD Codes.

What? You’ve never heard of them? Let’s start with thinking about the lines of your face as part of the language you’re speaking in the world and go from there.

What do your wrinkles say about you?

Happiness Day: Win Glowing Skin with the MD CodesCreated by facial aesthetics expert Dr. Mauricio de Maio, the MD Codes are a new innovative way of treating facial lines that focuses on the full face and on how patients want to feel, versus simply targeting lines. Using these codes, cosmetic physicians can see how different areas of the face are directly linked to certain emotional attributes, and identify the right treatment points and techniques that will deliver effective and natural-looking results by focusing on how people want to feel post-treatment. Given this new approach, Canadian medical aesthetic physicians are taking another look at how we treat the signs of aging.

Think about it. Every day, cosmetic doctors listen to women talk about their facial lines and folds but what they often forget in all that physical stress is what’s most important: what their face is saying about them and how they feel. What do you really want to express when you see yourself in the world, as other people see you? What messages do you want to erase from your expression or fine tune so that you are telling a different story?

How do the MD Codes work?

The MD Codes were developed for use with the Juvéderm® and Juvéderm® Vycross Collection, which includes three hyaluronic acid dermal filler products: VOLBELLA, VOLIFT and VOLUMA. With varying consistency, the products are designed to treat different areas of the face. The Codes suggest which product should be used at each injection point to get the best result.

The fact is that cosmetic physicians really should be more than just needle-wielding injectors. They need to be experts in facial aesthetics, in the language that your face speaks. And that’s where the MD Codes come in. They represent new language in facial aesthetics to help physicians accurately read the messages of the face so they can find the best possible treatment for each individual.

Makes sense to us.

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The MD Codes: The New Age of Cosmetic BeautyOK, sure beauty is only skin deep, but this is true as well: glowing, soft skin sure makes us happy! That’s why we’re giving away a gift bag of Skin Medica products that contains:

·         HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator: $196.00

·         TNS Essential Serum®: $300.00 

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About the author

Randi Chapnik Myers

Randi Chapnik Myers is Co-Founder and Content Editor of, the only lifestyle site by women 35+ for women 35+. A journalist, blogger, editor and marketer, she specializes in custom content creation for publications, companies, brands and authors at Proud to call herself a social media addict, Randi is never far from a screen—even when she's out hunting for designer bargains.

  • blessedta

    Thankfully, no.

  • ivy pluchinsky

    No skin concerns, but of course am worried about fine lines and wrinkles as I get older

  • Doris

    I’m concerned with age spots on my face.

  • Julie R.

    I have dark spots, uneven skin tone and fine lines.

  • ToCo

    50 soon, so fine lines are an issue, but I’m trying to fight Mother Nature with all I’ve got…or can get! I’d love to try!

  • Janet Meisner

    I have sensitive skin and a I have a few minor brown spots.

  • Debbie Starkey

    i am showing signs if ageing…blech!

  • Amy Heffernan


  • kathy downey

    My biggest skin concern is dry skin!

  • Elizabeth V

    My biggest concerns include dry, sensitive skin and those dreaded age spots.

  • Allie Futterer

    Yes I have sensitive combination skin that does particularly poorly in dry heat of internal heating during the winter months.

  • Larker

    Dryness this Winter has been an issue, can not seem to balance my skin ph levels.

  • SeanM

    No skin problems here

  • Dar

    Age spots starting to creep up!

  • Jenness M

    Oily skin is my issue.

  • Darleen Witmer

    Saddle bags under eyes and dark spots

  • angela mitchell

    I don’t have great skin. I still have acne at 41 plus I’m super pale but flush very easily so I always have a red nose!

  • Debbie White-Beattie

    My only concern is, my skin is not 25 anymore but 47 and the 47 years are showing, so help for that would be great

  • Maritess

    My biggest skin concern is brown spots that are popping out on my face and skin.

  • Lushka Smith

    Dull skin

  • lp

    biggest challenge is dry, dull skin thanks

  • Lisa M

    i have sensitive skin that often is dry and acne prone … I also have PMLE (polymorphic light eruptions) and chronic idiopathic urticaria which seems to be caused from extreme heat/humidity/cold or stress but this make finding skin care difficult

  • Tara Betterley

    I have very dry skin around the nose. In the summer very oily.

  • pinksuzanne

    My specific skin concerns are the fine lines and loss of firmness.

  • karla

    My face is oily and I have enlarged pores,which I hate!

  • Wendy Hutton

    yes with aging my skin is very oily also fine lines

  • Haroon

    My skin concern is fine lines and dull skin.

  • Jolie

    My skin is very dry and I’m having trouble with all the brown spots that seem to be appearing overnight 🙂

  • Diana Powell

    I have really dry skin and am stating to see fine lines

  • Brenda Lacourciere

    My aging skin is dry and starting to show wrinkles so I would love to fix that.

  • Jeannie

    My biggest concern is uneven skintone.

  • LC

    fine lines and dull skin. getting old!!

  • lynnclayton

    wrinkles and dry skin

  • shanmapo

    my skin is a bit dry few lines

  • kristen visser

    My skin concern is dryness and a few break outs

  • Krista Miller

    The skin concerns I have are oily skin & a bit of fine lines.

  • Juliee Fitze

    The skin concerns I have is the lines around my eyes.

  • Anne-Marie Tvete

    My concern is wrinkles and sagging skin


    The skin concerns I have is wrinkles and dry skin

  • Soozle

    dry skin and Fine lines are an issue for me

  • Debi Kisluk

    Dull skin, fine lined and some sagging. Ugh.

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