What is Betacap Solution?
Betacap Scalp Application is an effective, quick-acting topical steroid solution used to treat inflammatory scalp conditions including eczema and psoriasis. Betacap solution contains active ingredients that reduce symptoms and improve the condition of the affected area to keep further outbreaks at bay.
The solution is a clear, colourless liquid containing betamethasone valerate 0.1 percent as the active ingredient. Betamethasone valerate is a topical corticosteroid, which is a powerful steroid used to treat inflammation.
How does the solution work?
When the skin is irritated, the immune system releases chemicals that cause the blood vessels around it to dilate. As a result, the affected area turns red, itchy, swollen, and painful – these signs are common in conditions like eczema and dermatitis.
The main active ingredient betamethasone valerate is a steroid used to reduce inflammation and with 0.1% potency, is classed as a potent corticosteroid. Once applied to the scalp it gets to work by absorbing into the skin and preventing the chemicals that cause inflammation from being released which reduces symptoms such as itching, redness, and swelling.
What does Betacap Solution treat?
An itchy scalp can be very uncomfortable especially when the condition becomes very aggressive and inflamed. Betacap 0.1% Solution is a great option for treating a number of skin conditions to prevent them from spreading and reducing symptoms.
Betacap treats skin conditions such as:
- Eczema on the scalp
- Scalp psoriasis
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis
With regular use, you can see an improvement in the condition and appearance of your dry skin.
How do you apply Betacap Solution?
Betacap scalp solution is simple to use. Always follow the directions provided or set out by your doctor.
The solution can be used in the following way:
- Before applying Betacap, make sure your hair and scalp are completely dry.
- Wash and dry your hands.
- Apply Betacap scalp solution sparingly to the affected areas of the scalp.
- Gently massage the solution into your scalp, allow it to dry and do not rinse.
The solution should be applied twice a day until your symptoms start to reduce and at which point you can reduce application to once a day.
How long does it take to work?
How quickly you will see an improvement in your skin depends on the skin condition and severity of your symptoms. Nevertheless, Betacap 0.1% Solution can be very effective at treating a range of skin conditions as the active ingredients are great at targeting inflammation in the problem area quickly.
You may see an improvement in your scalp in as little as a few weeks. It’s important to be consistent with your treatment to see the best results.
Can Betacap improve hair growth?
Scalp irritation can lead to severe itching and over time you may notice thinning hair or hair loss in some areas of the scalp. Betacap is an effective way of reducing inflammation so you no longer itch the area and your hair has a chance to regrow over time. Additionally, excessive hair growth (hypertrichosis) is one possible side effect of using the solution but this may work in your favour if hair loss is a problem.
What are the possible side effects?
Although rare, as with any medication, there is a chance that you may experience side effects from Betacap solution.
The most common Betacap side effects are:
- Skin irritation
- Pus-filled blisters
- Skin thinning
- Adrenal suppression (this is normally only caused by long-term use of large quantities)
- Excessive hair growth
If you do experience any of the above symptoms or something similar, stop using the product and seek advice from your GP or pharmacist. In emergency situations such as an allergic reaction or any painful or severe side effects while taking Betacap.
When shouldn’t the solution be used?
While Betacap can be very effective in treating scalp conditions, it may not be an appropriate treatment if any of the following apply:
- You are allergic to one or more of its active or inactive ingredients.
- You are attempting to treat skin/scalp issues other than the one for which it was prescribed. Your scalp has become infected.
- If you are allergic to nuts, Betacap contains coconut oil.
Since the solution is formulated for scalp use, avoid using the product on other parts of your body.