FDA Approval Status for Captique

Captique is a "non-animal" dermal filler that can be injected under the skin. Captique is one of many similar products on the market. These products are distributed to dermatology specialists who administer them to patients during in-office treatments. Dermal fillers are used to fill in areas of the face or body to erase wrinkle lines.

Is Captique FDA Approved?

A press release distributed online, shows that Captique was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December of 2004. The companies involved in the making of Captique, Inamed Corporation and the Genzyme Corporation, developed Captique as an additional alternative to their line of Hylaform products. Hylaform is another type of dermal filler that is made of "avian material" and not generally safe for patients with avian allergies.

Get Informed

Although Captique is FDA approved, patients that elect to receive procedures involving the substance may experience some of the general side effects that the medical community recognizes as occasional with most kinds of dermal fillers. Consult your doctor before getting started on a regimen involving Captique or another dermal filler, and be sure to get all pertinent information about the product in consultation with the dermatology specialist who will be administering it.

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