Macrolane is a line of dermal fillers distributed by Q-Med, the makers of the hugely successful Restylane. Macrolaneis a simple injection treatment used to restore volume to your body that makes it look naturally youthful and contoured. All one has to do is get it injected in a desired area of the body, and see the almost instantaneous effect. A Macrolane treatment causes minimal discomfort and scarring.
Macrolane is made using hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar in the body that hydrates the skin by providing nourishment to it. It does this by binding water to itself which moisturizes the skin. In the body hyaluronic acid lasts only a few days but Macrolane uses the patented NASHA technology which stabilizes the highly pure hyaluronic acid used in its product.This technology helps produce a smooth gel that gives long-lasting natural looking results with little to no side effects.
Macrolane is a pure non-animal based gel that is used to temporarily augment your body. A single injection of Macrolane can have lasting effects for up to 12 months. The gel used is biodegradable and is slowly metabolized by the body. If a patient wants longer lasting results, they can always go in for a retouch. As it is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment, it is relatively safe to do so.
The Macrolane Treatment
The first step to getting a Macrolane treatment done is by going in for a consultation with a certified Macrolane practitioner. All you have to do is go on their website, and find a clinic closest to you. Once you are at the clinic, be very honest and clear about what vision you have for your body. These goals are your ideal beauty standards, and there is no reason you should not be able to have them. You will be asked about your medical history and once you leave you should be well-informed about your treatment and be feeling confident in your physician and the Macrolane product that you will be using.
On the day of the treatment, you can again ask any questions you may have or share any concerns that you might harbor. The procedure itself is fairly simple and lasts from 30 to 90 minutes. Macrolane is injected into the desired area and you can see instantaneous results of the treatment. It is normal to feel a little swelling, redness, tenderness, pain, mild bruising and itching after the procedure. All of these symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers. While you can resume your daily life almost immediately, it is advised to rest for a while after the treatment. Moreover, do not do any strenuous exercise or get a massage around the treated area for the next 3 weeks.
A Macrolane treatment may last from up to 9 to 12 months. If you feel the effects of the volume restoration going away, you can always go in again for a retouch. But there are few side-effects of macrolane that are shared in this article by Medic8.