How Captique Is Performed

Captique is a derma filler similar to Hylaform and Restylane. However, these other fillers are made from animal products; Captique uses a plant based formula that eliminates the need for prior allergy tests. Captique treats moderate to deep wrinkles around the nose and on other parts of the face.

Areas Captique Treats

Captique has been FDA approved for treating wrinkles around the nose, but doctor also use it on other parts of the face. Your doctor can tell you if Captique treatments might improve the appearance of moderate to deep wrinkles in any of these areas:

  • Eyebrows
  • Lips
  • Area around the mouth
  • Frown lines
  • Area around the eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Jawline

The Procedure and Recovery Process

Your doctor will ask you to avoid smoking, alcohol and some medications for at least two weeks prior to the procedure. Before each session, he'll apply a topical anesthetic to manage any pain that might result from the procedure. The procedure usually takes about an hour. Recovery time is minimal; most patients go on about their daily tasks following the procedure.

During the procedure, your doctor will inject hyaluronic acid beneath the surface of the skin. The acid hydrates your skin from below, resulting in a smoother surface appearance and fewer, less defined wrinkles. The Captique procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in your doctor's office. Many patients see the results right away, though some may need a second treatment to achieve the desired results.

Side Effects and Risks

Side effects include puffiness that may last for two or three days. You may experience itching, swelling and redness. The side effects will go away on their own, but you can relieve the discomfort of Captique side effects by applying an ice pack to the affected area.

Protect the treated area from sunlight and UV lights for at least three days. For the first 24 hours following treatment, avoid heat, vigorous exercise and alcohol, all of which can increase the chance of side effects like redness and swelling. You should be able to put on makeup within a few hours of your session.

Captique carries a slight risk of infection. The site of the injection may become inflamed, swollen, itchy or bruised. Rarely, skin tissue around the injection site may harden.

Captique isn't a perment wrinkle therapy, so you'll need to keep receiving treatment in order to see results in the long term. You may need treatments every two or three months.

Who Is Eligible for Captique?

Captique should only be used on those in good health. It's not appropriate for those who are vulnerable to keloid scars or those who scar heavily. Those with certain skin and pigmentation disorders and conditions may not be eligible for Captique; if you suffer from any pigmentation or skin disorders, tell your doctor before undergoing Captique treatments. Captique is not appropriate for those with suppressed immune systems or those taking immunosuppressant medications; it's not safe for women who are pregnant or nursing.

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