Manufacturer: Q-Med AB
Ingredients: Non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid, NASHA™
Strength: 20 mg/ml
Also Included: Package insert. A sheet of patient record labels. (recommended to be injected with a 16G, or wider, blunt cannula, separately obtained)
Storage: Store up to 25℃; Protect from freezing and sunlight
Pack Size: 1-10ml prefilled syringe
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What Is MACROLANE VRF-20?
MACROLANE VRF-20 (10 ml) is the dermal filler from the line of Macrolane Volume Restoration Factor (VRF) gels developed and manufactured by Q-Med (Sweden) after the proprietary NASHA™ technology.
MACROLANE VRF-20 is a transparent fully sterile gel made of stabilized hyaluronic acid (of non-animal origin). Its pH factor is 6.0-7.5 and its density is 20mg/ml. Its purpose is non-surgical implantation in body areas in need of augmentation, enhancement, or restoration. The gel is used for sculpting and smoothing body shapes where the volume was lost (due to liposuction, for example) or where augmentation is desired for aesthetic reasons. The density of the given gel makes it suitable for filling body areas with lower skin thickness. Please mind that this product is not intended for use in facial augmentation. The MACROLANE VRF-20 price makes it a safe and accessible option on the market for dermal fillers.
What’s The Working Principle Of This Dermal Filler?
The MACROLANE VRF-20 supplier provides the product as received from the manufacturer, preloaded into sterile plastic syringes (Luer-lock model) 10 ml each. Each syringe is sterilized and intended for single use only, i.e. after opening the syringe, the remaining unused product should be disposed of. Packing includes a syringe and an information leaflet.
The hyaluronic acid (in form of a gel) when injected into the body binds water and retains it within the skin layers, thus maintaining the desired shape and volume naturally. The product is degradable, which means that in a few months a repeated procedure may be required. The acid is neutral to the human body, so the possibility of rejection or allergy is rather low, although cannot be excluded altogether.
Areas to Use MACROLANE VRF-20
Attention! MACROLANE VRF-20 cannot be used for the augmentation of facial tissues. The product is intended for use in body tissues with sufficient skin and subcutaneous fat thickness. Only if the tissue support and coverage are appropriate (i.e. larger areas and deeper layers can be treated), the aesthetic effect of volume adding will be proper and ‘as expected,’ in the majority of cases. Examples of areas for treatment are buttocks, thighs, hollow chest, etc. Breast augmentation is not recommended for this product. The use of this gel in a penis can lead to erectile dysfunction. Other applications need to be discussed with your healthcare provider, although the MACROLANE VRF-20 cost makes it a rather attractive option.
Intended and Side Effects of MACROLANE VRF-20
MACROLANE VRF-20 is intended for sculpting body shapes and restoration of volumes where they were lost or initially absent. The suggested areas (as a matter of example) are buttocks, thighs, hollow chest, etc. The gel distributes itself evenly under the skin, creating desired volume or support in corresponding areas. The product is also intended for aesthetic augmentation of body areas with a sufficient thickness of skin (usually a minimum of 1 cm, including subcutaneous fat).
Earlier, the product was highly recommended for breast augmentation, but due to the properties of hyaluronic acid as a natural substance that can create lumps, the filler used in breasts is not recommended now. The newly formed implants can hide the first signs of cancer, which is the reason doctors do not recommend breast augmentation with this filler.
Side effects may vary, depending on the individual reactions of the patient’s body, the level of success of the injection procedure, and other accompanying factors. So consult your healthcare provider or aesthetician before you buy MACROLANE VRF-20 online.
Intended Effects of MACROLANE VRF-20
The main effect is enhancing and adding volume to body shapes in a non-surgical way. The gel is used to restore desired body contours in areas where the volume was lost or absent (i.e. hollow chest effect), or where gentle augmentation is desired. When deciding on the specific grade of the gel to use, the skin tissue cover is to be evaluated, usually by measuring the thickness of the skin fold. MACROLANE VRF-20 is to be used where the skin fold is thinner.
Side Effects of MACROLANE VRF-20
Side effects of the product may be caused by the medical intervention itself or by the reaction of a patient’s body to the given treatment.
Intervention-related side effects may be bruising, tenderness, pain, swelling, or itching. They usually disappear naturally in one or two weeks after treatment. The solidification of MACROLANE in a capsule is a normal process of implant-shaping. Mild infection or inflammation may arise at the place of injection, which should be treated correspondingly.
Possible reactions of the human body to the given product include the formation of scars at the location of the injection (in patients with an increased level of keloid formation), increased bleeding in patients who take anticoagulants or medications with a similar effect (like aspirin), or inflammation caused by individual intolerance to NASHA™ gels.
Other Possible Reactions in Patients
When used in areas that have a greater risk of developing post-treatment effects, the gel can trigger inflammation, infection, or the formation of tumors. The areas for treatment should be pre-evaluated carefully.
When repeated injections were performed on the sites of previous injections (i.e. through the previous scars), localized infection cases were also reported.
Possible Adverse Effects
MACROLANE VRF-20 ingredients are medically tested and approved and are known to be hypoallergenic. However, human bodies can develop individual reactions based on a variety of factors. Adverse effects may include the implant relocation, its local mobility, and lump formation (not to be confused with encapsulation of the implant).
There may be mild or medium-severity inflammation, which is indicated by a set of joint symptoms like redness, swelling, and pain at the injection point. Inflammation may be indicative of infection. Sometimes, as a result of untreated infection, an abscess can appear.
Leakage of the gel at the implant site or the injection point has also been observed in a few cases.
When injected into breasts, the gel can form palpable lumps or lead to isolated contractures.
Granuloma, hyperpigmentation, or delayed infection development have also been reported in rare cases.
Preparatory Steps and Method of Injecting (General Information Only)
MACROLANE VRF-20 filler gel is to be used solely by medical professionals with corresponding experience. It is strongly advised that before the first procedure a medical specialist contacts the Q-Med representative for more information on techniques and possible workshops on the use of this particular filler. The described below steps are generalized and provided for informational purposes only. The detailed instructions are provided in booklets supplied together with the product and are available from the MACROLANE VRF-20 manufacturer.
If large volumes of the product are to be used, for example, in the buttocks, the prophylactic use of antibiotics may be prescribed to avoid infection.
Pre-operation site cleaning should be conducted with an appropriate antiseptic and the area should be covered with sterile tissue.
Local anesthesia in form of a lidocaine injection (0.5%) may be provided at the location of incision and implantation for a more comfortable treatment process. Other, more profound forms of anesthesia may be applied depending on the extensiveness of treatment and the desires of a patient and a doctor.
The product is injected through a small incision (1-2mm) made by an injection needle or shallow scalpel stab with help of a cannula. Assemble a pre-filled syringe and a cannula. Remove the air from the syringe until a gel drop forms at the tip of a cannula.
The product is to be injected into subcutaneous fatty tissues. While injecting, the syringe should be gently pulled outwards and the product deposited in tissues in small quantities to avoid the appearance of lumps. Do not inject the gel as one big deposit. After injection, the area may be massaged gently to smooth it in line with surrounding body relief.
While injecting, no excessive pressure should be applied to a syringe. If such pressure is required, remove and reposition the cannula or check it for proper functioning. Do not deposit the gel too close to the surface, it may cause visual lumping. Before closing the injection channel, remove the excess product from it. Close the channel by pressing it together manually. The incision may be fixed with a stitch or a sterile strop. A protective dressing over the incision is required.
A syringe and the remaining open product should be discarded immediately and never reused due to the high risk of contamination.
The product requires the special training of a medical worker, corresponding conditions for performing aseptic conditions, and pre-and post-treatment of a patient in the course of product use. For this reason, the product is intended solely for use by professionally trained and licensed physicians, plastic surgeons, and aestheticians with previous experience with similar injections and sufficient knowledge of body anatomy for proper product application. Treatment is to be conducted in the clinical environment with the observation of sterility and safety protocols. Unprofessional use of this product can cause serious adverse effects and impact the patient’s health negatively.
The Longevity Of The Product Action
It all depends on the individual reaction of a patient’s body, however, the average longevity of the treatment effects is reported to be up to 12 months. In individual cases, the effect lasted up to 18 months, but it was conditioned by the particularities of the patient’s organism. The product is naturally degradable and its effect diminishes with time, which is a normal process. So another series of treatments may be required over time to maintain the desired augmentation effect.
‘Before And After’ MACROLANE VRF-20 Effects
MACROLANE VRF-20 reviews confirm the efficiency of the product in augmenting and sculpting the body areas and in filling the hollow areas, like a hollow chest condition or areas after liposuction. The hyaluronic acid immediately absorbs and retains water, so the augmentation effect is also visible instantly.
MACROLANE VRF-20 before and after results may be rather impressive, however, patients should be warned against unattainable expectations. The filler is a non-surgical light-impact alternative to plastic surgery so the product works within reasonable medical limits and should be not overdosed.
MACROLANE VRF-20 Post-Treatment Care And Tips
The following recommendations are provided for informational purposes only, and exact recommendations and protocols are to be provided by your healthcare provider after the actual procedure. To guarantee the local filler immobility after injection, the pressure in the treated area should be avoided, as well as too active movements that can lead to unplanned relocation of the injected product under the skin. I.e., massage of the area, tight bandaging, jogging, jumping, and active sports should be excluded at least for two weeks. Gently supportive clothing (agreed upon with a doctor) may be required to ensure immobility. To avoid infections, the area of injection should be kept dry for a few days.
Product Safety Information
MACROLANE VRF-20 is made of hyaluronic acid of non-animal origin (hyaluronic acid is a natural component found in the human body). It is manufactured according to the strict medical industry standards using the patented NASHATM technology and has been certified by authorized bodies. Under conditions of application in line with instructions, it is safe for use. Buy the product from the official VRF 20 wholesaler or retailer only, to be sure that you’ve purchased the authentic licensed item.
Key Ingredients Of The Product
The product is made of non-animal hyaluronic acid and is supplied in form of sterile clear gel ready for use. In MACROLANE VRF-20 , the acid content density is 20mg/ml, which makes it suitable for finer treatment sessions and application in areas where the skin is thinner.