What is Captique?
Captique is used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as the smile lines that appear between your nose and mouth, or the marionette lines that turn down the corners of your mouth. Captique is injected just below the surface of the skin in order to temporarily correct wrinkles. Captique adds volume to the skin, smoothing lines and wrinkles and the treatment results are immediate. Over time, the gel will gradually break down and be naturally absorbed by your body. After the initial treatment, an additional treatment may be necessary to achieve the desired level of correction. The need for an additional treatment will vary from patient to patient.
Captique is a non-animal-sourced hyaluronic acid. There’s no testing required and no waiting for test results. It can be administered during your initial visit.
An even bigger plus on the cosmetic end is it’s extremely brief “response potential”. Some of the other fillers have a higher incidence of reaction in the form of swelling. Captique has one of the lower “response potentials” and most patients, if they experience any swelling at all, find it dissipates in a matter of a few hours.
Should I consider a dermal filler?
- Are there lines and wrinkles on your face that you don’t like?
- Do you want an instant solution?
- Do you want a treatment that requires minimal recuperation time?
Based on a natural substance already found in the skin, Captique can erase aging lines, and lift and increase your lip border instantly.
Captique Injectable is the an FDA-approved non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid dermal filler.
The way your skin looks is directly related to the way your skin is supported. As we age, the natural support layers in the skin break down resulting in the formation of wrinkles.
Captique, a clear gel containing a purified form of hyaluronic acid, adds volume lost during the aging process by temporarily smoothing out facial lines and wrinkles. It is injected just under the skin’s surface in order to temporarily correct wrinkles.
Captique is offered by Inamed, the same company which has successfully provided collagen fillers for over 20 years.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar. It is found in the human body in the skin, cartilage, joints and the eye. In skin tissue, hyaluronic acid fills the space between collagen and elastin fibers. The role of hyaluronic acid in skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent.
What is Captique Gel?
Captique gel is a sterile, clear, colorless dermal (skin) filler gel implant made of chemically modified hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the fluids surrounding cells and tissues. It is chemically, physically and biologically similar in the tissues of all species. It is made from highly purified natural hyaluronic acid that is gradually absorbed by your body through natural mechanisms.
What are dermal (skin) fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances that are injected just below the surface of the skin temporarily adding volume, thereby filling lines, wrinkles and folds from the inside out. Dermal fillers can temporarily restore a smoother appearance.
What can Captique gel be used for?
Captique is a highly versatile product that provides optimal aesthetic results and can be used for maximum correction in many different areas of the face such as nasolabial folds (smile lines), vertical lip lines, marionette lines (lip corners) and crow’s-feet. The result is reliable, predictable and immediate with minimum downtime.
Is Captique similar to Restylane and are there any benefits over Restylane?
Captique is a non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler similar to Restylane. It is derived from the same non-animal source as Restylane and is manufactured in a similar process. However, Captique is a softer HA and is less likely to swell after being injected and therefore may cause less swelling and bruising depending on the site and the patient being injected
Are there any side effects associated with Captique?
While Captique has the usual side effects that are associated with dermal fillers, such as redness, bruising and swelling, pain and itching, it has less adverse events than other hyaluronic acid fillers of the same source on the market.
- Captique is a great partner to collagens like CosmoPlast and CosmoDerm and other hyaluronic acids like Hylaform Plus. And, it also works very well with botulinum toxin type A.
- Examples of combination therapy include:
- Captique in the lip and nasolabial folds and CosmoPlast around the lip border.
- CosmoDerm in the frownlines to replenish the collagen and botulinum toxin type A to relax the muscles.