top of page

MD Codes™: Advanced Facial Rejuvenation Techniques

The Science Behind MD Codes™ and Facial Contouring
A bespoke and holistic pan-facial filler treatment.

The MD Codes™ is an advanced and comprehensive methodology for creating transformative, yet natural, facial rejuvenation using Juvederm™ hyaluronic acid fillers. Pioneered by world-famous plastic surgeon Dr. Mauricio de Maio, The MD Codes™ were developed to provide consistent and reproducible results by breaking down the face into specific zones and then using targeted algorithms for improving the emotional messages of the face.

Bertossi, D, Nocini, PF, Rahman, E, Heydenrych, I, Kapoor, KM, de Maio, M. Non surgical facial reshaping using MD Codes. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020; 19: 2219– 2228.

Why is it important?

MD Codes™ treatments go beyond "putting filler in the folds."  As our faces age we continually lose bone volume and structure, the fat pads in our face atrophy, and our skin loses collagen and elasticity. The combined effect of these processes are the age-related changes we see in our faces - hollowness, sagging, folds, jowls, etc. A comprehensive treatment with filler restores the lost structure and can lift and contour the face, making you look younger almost instantly. By using the MD Codes™ system a master injector can produce impactful and consistent results.

7-point Shape performed by Dr. Dale

​How is MD Codes™ different? 

A holistic and custom-tailored approach to hyaluronic acid filler rejuvenation begins with assessing your face, and the positive and negative emotions it portrays. Do you want to look less tired? Less saggy? Less angry? Less sad? Do you want to look more feminine/masculine? More beautiful? Younger? By assessing your facial needs we begin to craft a treatment plan, which includes foundational corrections, adding contour, and beautiful refinements. With specific algorithms for specific concerns, results are predictable, reproducible, and have excellent longevity.

Can any injector/clinic do MD Codes™?

No. Successful treatment using MD Codes™ requires a master injector with highly specialized training. Dr. Dale works closely with Allergan Aesthetics, the pharmaceutical company that developed Juvederm™ fillers and behind Dr. de Maio and the MD Codes™, to continually perfect and evolve his craft. This includes being invited to highly exclusive training events with Dr. Mauricio de Maio himself. When assessing who you will entrust with your face, you should consider asking:

  • how many treatments do they perform every week/year?

  • do they specialize in medical aesthetic injections full-time, or is this a "side gig" for them?

  • can they show you before/after images of treatments they actually performed - or are they generic images?

  • what kind of specialized training did they do (and do they continue to do)?

  • do they provide a thorough consultation with education and develop a comprehensive plan with you?

  • what is the follow up plan?

How does the process work?

The beginning of your aesthetics journey always starts with an injectables consultation. Developing a holistic treatment plan requires a thorough understanding of your goals, an in-depth assessment of your facial needs, and a detailed and methodical plan.


It is because of this that we don't simply quote filler price "by syringe" over the phone. Individual patients have individual needs, and giving a quick quote in this manner would be the same as getting a quote for a house renovation with just a phone call.

Dr. Dale will work with you to develop a plan which always includes pre-treatment instructions, relevant medications or ancillary treatments, post-treatment instructions and follow up plan. This results in an organized and safe approach to your facial rejuvenation experience.

Let's Work Together

Feeling overwhelmed? Don't know where to start? Have questions about specific treatments?


Medical aesthetics websites can be confusing with so many different treatments and devices.

Come in and see us for a consultation to discuss your goals and concerns. Together, we'll develop a treatment plan that will have you looking and feeling your best!

bottom of page