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

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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.

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