For over two decades, BOTOX has been the leading neuromodulator used to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Its efficacy and safety are well established, and millions of patients have benefited. However, as with any medical treatment, there’s always room for improvement.
Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery has recently introduced a new treatment to our range of facial rejuvenation options: DAXXIFY by Revance. This innovative product promises to provide patients with a longer-lasting and more natural-looking result than other popular neuromodulators such as BOTOX or Dysport®.
This blog post will delve deeper into DAXXIFY, its benefits, and why it may be a better alternative to BOTOX for patients looking to achieve a youthful, refreshed appearance.
What Is DAXXIFY?
DAXXIFY is a type of neuromodulator, a product injected into the facial muscles to relax them and smooth out wrinkles and lines.
The FDA approved the BOTOX alternative DAXXIFY for the treatment of wrinkles in adults in September 2022. While DAXXIFY is still relatively new to the market, its effectiveness and safety have been demonstrated in several clinical trials, and it has already garnered positive reviews from patients and injectors alike.
Like BOTOX and Dysport, DAXXIFY contains botulinum toxin type A, which blocks the signals between the nerves and the muscles, reducing muscle activity. This is particularly effective in areas of the face where muscle movement eventually leads to the formation of wrinkles, such as the forehead, glabella (the area between the eyebrows), and corners of the eyes.
What Are the Benefits of DAXXIFY?
What sets DAXXIFY apart is its unique formulation, which uses a proprietary peptide technology that is free of any human or animal-based protein. Many experts believe this innovative formula is responsible for the neuromodulator’s other benefits:
- Longer-lasting effects: One of the most significant benefits of DAXXIFY is that it can last up to 6 or even 9 months, compared to the effects of BOTOX and Dysport, which typically last around 3 to 4 months. This means that patients can enjoy their results for a longer time and may require fewer injections throughout the year.
- Natural-looking results: Another benefit of DAXXIFY is that it may provide results that look more natural. Because the product is designed to target only the specific muscles responsible for creating wrinkles and lines, it leaves other muscles in the face untouched. This can preserve facial expressions and prevent the frozen or “overdone” look that can sometimes occur with other neuromodulators.
- Quicker results: DAXXIFY may also provide a quicker onset of action than other neuromodulators. Patients may start to see results within 2 to 3 days, compared to 3 to 5 days with BOTOX.
Some patients may prefer the longer-lasting results of DAXXIFY, while others may favor the tried-and-true effects of BOTOX. The choice between the two products ultimately depends on the patient’s goals, concerns, and preferences.
Is DAXXIFY Right for Me?
If you’re considering a neuromodulator treatment and looking for a longer-lasting, more natural-looking result, DAXXIFY may be a good choice. It’s essential to discuss your goals and concerns with a qualified and experienced physician who can assess your skin and muscle tone and determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
DAXXIFY may not be suitable for everyone. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who have certain medical conditions or allergies should avoid the treatment. Your doctor can advise whether DAXXIFY is safe and appropriate for you.
What Can I Expect During a DAXXIFY Treatment?
Like other neuromodulators, DAXXIFY is a quick and relatively painless treatment. Your doctor will use a very fine needle to make small injections into the targeted muscles, which may cause a slight pinching or stinging sensation. The treatment usually takes 15 to 30 minutes, and you can return to your normal routine immediately afterward.
For the best possible outcome, it’s important to follow your doctor’s post-treatment instructions. This may include refraining from certain activities or medications that increase the risk of bruising or bleeding. Your instructions may also advise you to avoid lying down or massaging the treated areas for a few hours after the treatment.
Does DAXXIFY Have Any Side Effects?
As with any injectable treatment, there is a risk of side effects with DAXXIFY. The most common side effects include mild pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, which usually resolves within a few days. Rarely, patients may experience more severe side effects, such as infection, allergic reactions, or unexpected muscle weakness. Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of the treatment with you and advise you on how to minimize side effects.
At Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery, our facial plastic surgeons, physicians, and skincare experts are committed to providing patients with the highest quality care and the most advanced treatment options available. If you’re considering DAXXIFY or any other facial rejuvenation treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to learn more about how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Request a Consultation
If you’re interested in speaking with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon about the benefits of DAXXIFY, call our Atlanta, Georgia, office today at (404) 233-3937 or request a consultation using our online form.