You’re probably familiar with Botox®, an injectable neurotoxin that’s used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. You may even recognize other brands like Xeomin® and Dysport®. But now it’s time to welcome another competitor to the field: Daxxify™, a new FDA-approved injectable that might just take Botox®’s place as the leading neuromodulator.
What is Daxxify™?
Daxxify™ is an injectable anti-aging treatment that the FDA recently approved for use on facial wrinkles. Like Botox®, Daxxify™ is a neurotoxin made of botulinum type A. Botox® is simply a well-known brand name of many botulinum neurotoxins, including Xeomin®, Dysport®, and Jeuveau®.
When strategically injected into the face, these neurotoxins temporarily block signals between the nerves and muscles, paralyzing the muscles and preventing contractions. Relaxing these facial muscles can help smooth out dynamic wrinkles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet.
One of the primary differences between Daxxify™ and its more established competitors like Botox® is the formula’s stabilizers. While other neurotoxin brands use a protein that’s found in human blood as a stabilizer, Daxxify™ uses a peptide. This makes it the first vegan neuromodulator free of any human or animal products.
Daxxify’s™ unique formula also provides increased benefits. In clinical studies, Daxxify™ results are shown to last almost twice as long as competitors like Botox®, with patients enjoying diminished wrinkles for six months or more.
At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we strive to provide our patients with the most innovative and effective treatments available. We’re proud to offer Daxxify™ as an alternative to Botox® with exciting new benefits. Neuromodulators are just one of our several anti-aging treatments, including microneedling and skin resurfacing with popular laser devices like Fraxel® Dual.
What is the Daxxify™ Procedure Like?
All injectable treatments are performed by our board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, Dr. Geeta Shah, and Dr. Tania Peters. We use a careful technique and personalized approach to minimize bruising and give our patients natural-looking results. If bruising does occur, we offer complimentary laser treatments to reduce its appearance.
Injectable neuromodulators are a quick, convenient treatment that can fit into even the busiest schedule. Using a small needle, one of our dermatologists will make multiple injections of Daxxify™ based on your unique treatment plan. You can expect to feel a pinch with each injection, but the procedure typically isn’t painful. Your treatment may take as little as 10-15 minutes.
What Results Can I Expect with Daxxify™?
Daxxify™ is an exciting new addition to the neuromodulator market that offers unique benefits. This injectable treatment can give you a smoother, younger appearance by reducing frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.
Most patients see results within two days of their Daxxify™ treatment, and full results become visible within two weeks. While the results of older brands like Botox® typically last three to four months, Daxxify™ has proven to last an average of six months in clinical trials, up to nine months for some patients.
With Daxxify™, you can enjoy fast and long-lasting results. Botox® often requires three treatments a year to maintain results, but patients can preserve their rejuvenated appearance with just one or two Daxxify™ treatments a year. Your Capital Laser provider can help you create a customized treatment plan to keep you looking and feeling your best all year.
What is Recovery Like After Daxxify™?
Like other neuromodulators, one of the benefits of Daxxify™ is its convenience. Daxxify™ requires no downtime, so you can get back to your normal activities immediately. You may experience some mild side effects, like minor swelling or bruising at the injection site, but these are minimal and will quickly subside.
Am I a Good Candidate for Daxxify™?
Neuromodulators like Daxxify™ are a safe, effective treatment option for most adults looking to reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate their appearance. We may not recommend Daxxify™ if you’re pregnant or nursing. Candidates for other neurotoxins like Botox® are most likely ideal candidates for Daxxify™ also, and Daxxify™ may be especially beneficial for patients who are no longer seeing optimal results with Botox®.
During your consultation at Capital Laser, our dermatologists will assess your skin and discuss your goals to help you create a personalized treatment plan. They can guide you through alternatives to Daxxify™ or additional treatments to boost your results.
Take the First Step
Interested in learning more about our Daxxify™ treatments? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 690-9721 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.