Captique is an injectable derma filler gel that has been approved by the FDA. This derma filler is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar in the human body. Captique can be used to lessen the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. The effects of Captique are temporary and the need for touch ups will vary based on the individual. Captique is generally a safe injectable derma filler, but there are some patients that may experience a higher possibility of complications.
Patients who have experienced any keloid scarring should avoid having Captique derma filler injected into their skin. Patients who have developed keloids or heavy scarring in the past may develop keloids at the injection site after undergoing a treatment with Captique. This type of scarring is difficult if not impossible to treat after it has developed.
Skin Pigmentation Disorders
If a patient has any known skin pigmentation disorders, they may want seek other forms of treatment for facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds. These types of patients could experience skin discoloration at the treatment site.
Aspirin and Blood Thinner Therapy
Patients who are on aspirin or blood thinner therapy should discuss this with their doctor before undergoing any treatment with Captique derma filler. These patients may experience prolonged bleeding after an injectable derma filler. Prolonged bleeding could also lessen the effects of the derma filler gel. The doctor may recommend that the patient stop the use of blood thinning agents before the Captique treatment. If this is not advisable because of other health conditions, the patient may need to choose a different type of treatment for facial wrinkles.