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Captique is a relatively new hyaluronic acid dermal filler.

By Zeel Editorial Staff, Last updated: June 26, 2012

Treatment Basics

Regulatory approval: Approved by the FDA in December 2004.

Other names: Hyaluronic acid gel, hyaluronan

Manufacturer: Allergan, Inc.

Captique is one of a number of dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid gel currently on the market. Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound present in our skin, is crucial for supple skin structure, and when injected plumps the skin by attracting water molecules and forming a soft, solid pad, which is slowly absorbed back into the body over the course of several months.

Because hyaluronic acid is made naturally by the human body (although Captique's active ingredient is plant-derived), allergic reactions are extremely uncommon. Hyaluronic acid fillers are excellent at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and can add definition and plumpness to the lips and cheeks. Captique was approved by the FDA in 2004.

What It's Good For

Captique is used primarily on nasolabial folds, crow's feet, around the mouth, and to treat dark circles below the eyes. It can also be used to plump the lips.

How long it lasts: Captique is typically re-absorbed into the body in about 4-8 months.

Who's Done It?

Several celebrities, including Jessica Simpson, have owned up to using hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Captique, however, has no particular celebrity endorsements.

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