MD Codes™

Back in March of this year, a group of the world’s leading injectors met at a closed function in Cannes to learn this prestigious and revolutionary injection technique, referred to as the MD Codes, taught by world-renowned injector, Dr Mauricio de Maio.

Amongst these delegates were Dr Tapan Patel, PHI Clinic’s Owner and Medical Director, and Dr Benji Dhillon, who was then the Medical Director for Allergan. Since then, Dr Tapan Patel has brought this advanced method not only into his own practice, but has delivered training on it himself at various conferences and masterclasses. Dr Benji Dhillon has now joined PHI Clinic as an injecting doctor, also, meaning we have two of the original injectors who trained with the creator of this technique.

Mauricio de Maio: Creator of the MD Codes™

Dr de Maio is a globally-renowned figure in aesthetics, being the Managing Director of his own clinic in South America, and graduating from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, as a Master in Medicine and a Doctor in Science.

As an international expert in the advanced use of botulinum toxin, dermal fillers and non-surgical treatment, Dr de Maio consults and mentors colleagues worldwide on his latest pioneering therapies. Amongst these superior techniques, are the MD Codes™ and The 8 Point Lift, which harness HA based facial volumisers to help restore lost scaffolding, volume and elasticity.

These trademark methods have been passed on to the injectable elite, including Dr Tapan Patel of PHI Clinic, 102 Harley Street. In March of this year, at a conference in the south of France, Dr de Maio met with a select few to mentor and teach them his revolutionary practices.

The MD Codes™ are a series of precise injection points which instead of treating the problem area, focus on treating the cause of the issue. Dr de Maio recognised that by treating holistically, patients benefit far greater and receive the optimum results from their treatment. Results are long-lasting, effective and natural-looking.


So, what are the MD Codes™?

Dr de Maio's MD Codes™ are a series of formulated injections points for dermal filler, which are proven to elevate, rejuvenate and enhance, delivering natural-looking results, tailored to individual requirements.

Why the MD Codes?

In the past, injection methods were rather ad hoc, and instead of treating with purpose, injectors were frequently treating as they saw fit on the day.

The MD Codes™ allow for bespoke, tailor-made treatment still; however, they add a formulated structure to injecting, meaning results are far more superior, and facial anatomy and facial proportions are taken into consideration.

Unlike traditional methods where the problem area was treated directly, the MD Codes™, including the 8 Point Lift which had been previously introduced, take on a holistic approach to injecting. Instead of adding weight and volume to the issue, the Codes target the source of the problem, greatly benefiting the patient.

What areas do they address?

Dermal fillers can be used extensively across the face for rejuvenation and volume. The main areas of focus are the temples, the brow, cheeks, under eye, chin, jawline and lips.

What products are used?

At PHI Clinic, we only use the most superior product, from Allergan. The Juvéderm range have long led the way in terms of discrete, HA based fillers, and within this range, there is a sub-category called the VYCROSS range. These include Volbella, Voluma and Volift, and they are widely accepted as the gold standard for dermal fillers.

The reason for having different types of fillers is quite simple when broken down; if you are wanting more volume in the cheeks, you would need a more durable and robust type of filler. If you are wishing to enhance the lips, a product that is slightly silkier and refined is needed. If you are injecting to areas such as the under eye, you need a malleable and sleek dermal filler.

Why PHI Clinic?

PHI Clinic sets the bar for aesthetic medicine, offering the widest selection of treatments in Europe, and the most advanced, pioneering technologies on the market. We are forever adjusting and extending our treatment options to ensure we stay at the forefront of the field.

This includes our clinical staff. Beyond their initial training in medicine, they continually research new remedies and treatments, extending their skill sets and refining their expertise.

Dr Tapan Patel is a global figure in aesthetic medicine, being a Key Opinion Leader for Allergan, a board member of the Aesthetics Journal, and a trainer of injectable techniques. He has already begun teaching delegates in the UK the Codes™, and has more experience with them than any other practitioner in the UK.

Being the former Medical Director of Allergan, Dr Benji Dhillon has a wealth of knowledge of the advanced dermal fillers used at PHI Clinic, facial anatomy, and has extensive experience in injecting.


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