Some of today’s leading dermal fillers include Botox, Juvederm and Restylane, and each one offers its own set of benefits and drawbacks. However, a lineup of new injectables are appearing on the market as demand for these anti-aging quick fixes continues to increase. Captique is one of the new generation fillers that was approved for cosmetic use in 2004; it has since become a popular choice for filling out wrinkles on the forehead, nose and mouth, and can also be used for lip augmentation.
Here’s a close look at the benefits and drawbacks of Captique:
About Captique Injectable Fillers
Captique dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid fillers made by INAMED Aesthetics. The non-animal filler is designed for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds in the skin, and can be injected just below the skin’s surface to increase volume. It’s one of the latest plant-based dermal fillers on the market, and helps to hydrate the skin, restore skin elasticity and create supple and smooth skin, and a youthful appearance.
Benefits of Captique Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a thick gel-like substance that is naturally found in the human body. It is a common ingredient used in anti-aging products such as serums and moisturizing creams because it can be absorbed readily in the skin. When it is injected into the skin tissues, hyaluronic acid binds to the tissues and helps create a toned and sculpted appearance.
Captique is made only with hyaluronic acid, and can be used to treat wrinkles around the eyes and lips, fill out lost tissues in the cheek or jawline, or be injected directly into the lips to increase the size of the upper or lower lip.
Key benefits of Captique include:
Elimination of smile lines
Reduction of loose and sagging skin
No pre-testing required
No risk of allergic reactions because it is made with animal products
Effects can last between 4 to 6 months
No anesthesia required for wrinkle treatment
Drawbacks of Captique Dermal Fillers
While Captique offers several benefits, there are also some drawbacks associated with the injectable. When injected into the lips, Captique can be very painful so Lidocaine must be injected into the lips prior to the Captique treatment. The injections themselves only cause a slight pricking sensation, but some people may be sensitive to the needle.
Captique does offer dramatic results, but some people will need to get touch up treatments every four months because the body will absorb the hyaluronic acid from the tissues. Results vary significantly from person to person, so it may take a few treatments to see results.
Overall, Captique may be a valuable alternative to some of today’s leading hyaluronic acid fillers, and can help many people say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles.
Learn more about injectable fillers in our information guide, or consult with an anti-aging specialist in your area to find out if Captique is a good match for wrinkle removal, or as part of your liquid facelift.