Captique will not affect your normal daily activities. Captique is a dermal filler that is used to treat wrinkles and scars. It can be injected around the nose, eyes, lips, forehead and jaw. It is also used to plump the nasolabial folds around the mouth. The procedure is performed in your doctor’s office and may take up to one hour to complete. Using a thin needle, your doctor will inject Captique into the treatment areas. Your doctor may choose to apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area prior to injection, to relieve discomfort during the procedure.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any medications, vitamins, or herbs. Your doctor will determine if Captique is right for you. Some medical conditions may preclude you from receiving Captique. If you suffer from hypertrophic scarring, in which scars become raised and fibrous, you may not be a candidate for Captique. Additionally, if you have a tendency toward keloid formations--scarring that is usually granular and fibrous--Captique may not be for you. If you suffer from these conditions, discuss your options with your doctor.
Approved by the FDA in 2004, Captique contains hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the tissue of all living organisms. Research indicates it plays a major role in tissue repair. There are also indications that it may have other medical uses. Currently, it is used in some eye surgeries and joint fluid replacement therapies. It stimulates collagen production and adds moisture to tissue. Because it occurs naturally in the body, Captique is easily absorbed.
Captique is a non-invasive procedure that requires little or no downtime from your normal daily routine. You may experience some swelling, redness or itching after the procedure. This will subside in a couple of days. You will need to avoid sun exposure and excessive heat for a few days, or per instructions of your physician. Your doctor may also advise you to avoid alcohol.
Generally, you will be able to return to work and your daily activities in as little as an hour or two after your procedure. As with all procedures, there are chances of complications. These may include reactions at the injection area, temporary paralysis of some muscles, bleeding and a rash. An allergic reaction to Captique is possible, but rare.
Normally, you will require an additional treatment to produce the desired results. Your doctor may recommend maintenance injections at four to six month intervals. In order to maintain your desired results, some additional precautions are recommended. You should avoid sun exposure that could lead to further skin damage. Always use a sunscreen. Your doctor will recommend the proper SPF for your skin. If you smoke, you may want to consider quitting.
For optimal results and a more rejuvenated youthful looking skin, you may consider combining Captique with different fillers and treatments. Your doctor can recommend a course of treatment that may include treatments that brighten, tighten and smooth your skin.