Can MD Codes™ Benefit you?
Are you looking for a more holistic and natural approach to anti-aging? Here’s what you need to know about Allergan MD Codes and how we can provide you with the very highest standard of cosmetic care and treatment.
Allergan MD Codes™ is an innovative concept that has transformed the way cosmetic injectables, such as Juvederm and Botox, are used in aesthetic medicine, providing patients with a more holistic approach to anti-aging. MD Codes™ treatment addresses some of the main concerns patients have with ageing include skin laxity, volume loss and lack of structure. As we age, these factors become more prominent, and can make us look tired and withdrawn.
Thankfully, these issues are easily treatable with natural, hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers that work to reapply structure, elevating connective tissue and rejuvenating the facial features. Often used in conjunction with botulinum toxin, they help to prevent you from overworking your muscles, deepening and creating lines and wrinkles.
Traditionally, dermal filler treatments treated only the problem area. However, clinical studies and research suggest that a holistic approach is much more beneficial for patients, treating the source of the issue itself, rather than just masking the symptoms.
Why MD Codes™ Is A Revolutionary Practice for Clinicians.
Patients often seek aesthetic correction of facial deficiencies (e.g., lines and folds) that are rarely the underlying cause of dissatisfaction with their appearance. Use of a more holistic approach focused on improving the emotional messages of the face (e.g., looking less sad or tired) may improve patient satisfaction with treatment outcomes. The MD Codes™ system was developed to increase clinician success rates by reducing variability in the technical aspects of hyaluronic acid (HA) filler treatment and focusing on addressing unfavorable emotional attributes of the face.
During treatment planning, the appropriate MD Codes are selected using algorithms focused on lessening unfavorable facial attributes (a saggy, tired, sad, or angry look) and enhancing positive attributes (an attractive, younger, more contoured, or feminine [soft] or masculine look).
MD Codes™, The Breakdown.
MD Codes™ is an advanced filler injection technique which addresses some of the main concerns patients have with ageing. This includes skin laxity, apparent sagging, volume loss, as well as lack of structure and contour. As we age, these factors become more prominent, which can make us look tired and aged.
We can thank an extremely talented Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr. Mauricio de Maio for helping us move away from tunnel vision to seeing the bigger picture. Several years ago he developed his 8-Point Lift injection technique. It involved placing dermal filler in eight strategic points around the face to lift sagging skin and restore facial volume.
The 8-Poing Lift was based on his astute observation that as we age the structural trifecta of a youthful face – bone, fat and collagen – decline dramatically, resulting in wrinkles, sagging and sunken appearance. Simply filling in the nasolabial folds didn’t make the face look more attractive or rejuvenated. In fact, treating one small area without respecting the subtleties of facial balance and proportion produced an unflattering ‘puffy face’ that turned many people off filler.
What Makes MD Codes™ So Unique?
A deepened understanding of facial anatomy, coupled with extensive training and an eye for beauty, balance and harmony, enables our doctor to present a precise approach to analyse and treat our patients’ faces.
The products that we use are the VYCROSS® Collection which are manufactured using Allergan’s proprietary VYCROSS® technology – cross-linking the hyaluronic acid molecules to create a smoother, more efficient filler that allows for a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid to be used. Many hyaluronic acid fillers use 100% high molecular weight, while the VYCROSS® Collection uses 10% high molecular weight HA with 90% low molecular weight HA, creating a smoother filler with smoother results. A smoother filler means that our patients are less likely to experience pain and swelling/after treatment, and results are long-lasting and natural.
The assessment and delivery of the procedure is a bespoke treatment that depends on an individual’s features, aspirations and needs. It takes someone with extensive training and an artistic eye to propose, and deliver exceptionally beautiful yet natural looking results.
Each MD Code is designated by a letter, a number and a colour and goes with a recommended injection technique.
The letter corresponds to the initial of the anatomical zone in English, while the number refers to a point (sub-unit) within the anatomical zone. For the cheekbone, for example, there are 5 points designated by the MD Code CK, for the jawline there are also 5 points, identified with the letters JW, and the letter C is used for the 6 MD Codes on the chin.
What Are The Areas Theat Can Be Treated With MD Codes™
Using Allergan MD Codes™, your skin specialist can address numerous facial areas and concerns to achieve outstanding natural-looking results, such as:
- Forehead and temples
- Eyes and eyebrows
- Lips, chin, and jawline
- Nasolabial and marionette lines
How Many Sessions Will I Need, And How Far Apart Can I Have Them?
The hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers that we use at VIDASKIN provide longevity, without permanency. This enables you to stay in control of your looks, and if ever necessary, the results can be reversed, as hyaluronic acid is fully dissolvable, unlike other filler materials in the market.
On average, your dermal filler should last between 12-24 months, but this varies from patient to patient, depending on how quickly your immune system breaks the filler down. Two weeks after the treatment, you should notice the lasting effect of your fillers. Treatment is a maintenance programme, however, and you will need to have treatment at regular intervals for longer-lasting results.
Am I A Suitable Candidate For MD Codes Treatment?
There are few contraindications to having dermal filler treatment. While we advise that those who are pregnant or breastfeeding avoid treatment, there is no clinical data to prove that it is harmful to the mother or baby.
How Much Do MD Codes™ Treatments Cost?
MD Codes™ treatments start from: $700.
Why Choose VIDASKIN When It Comes To Injectable Treatments?
It’s important to us that all patients understand the importance of choosing a safe practitioner. Because of the skill of our doctor and the products that we use, VIDASKIN is able to provide soft and elegant results, which enhance your natural features.
Here at VIDASKIN, we are proud to assure you that we are an accredited Medical Aesthetic Clinic that has recently received another AMI (Allergan Medical Institute) award for being one of the top users in Singapore. On top of that, Dr. Vicki has been inducted as a faculty member and trainer for AMI. She is currently the ONLY female trainder of her generation.
If you are interested in getting a facial and skin assessment done with Dr.Vicki, feel free to get in touch with us at 9830 0597. During your non obligatory assessment, you will learn from Dr.Vicki first hand on how you can benefit from dermal fillers and get used to a more sculpted, happier, and rejuvenated version of yourself! However, if you do not have the time to spare, you may send us some photos and we will do our best to advise accordingly.