Pesky lines and wrinkles are common skin concerns that occur in both men and women as they age. Forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines have most commonly been treated with neuromodulators such as Botox for the past 20 years. However, patients have often complained that results from these products do not last long enough, and repeated treatments are a hassle. Thankfully, there has been a new development in the neurotoxin space that lasts longer than Botox: Daxxify.
What is Daxxify?
Daxxify is a new injectable medication that works similarly to Botox. It has been FDA-approved to treat moderate to fine lines, severe wrinkles, and frown lines (glabellar lines). Like Botox, Daxxify is a botulinum toxin product, meaning that it relaxes targeted muscles to smooth lines for a more youthful appearance. Unlike facial filler, this product does not add volume underneath the skin but affects the nerves in the face.
The dosing of Daxxify is different from Botox. For example, the minimum recommended dose of Botox for the relaxation of frown lines is 20 units, while the minimum dose of Daxxify is 40 units.
Is Daxxify Effective?
Three main studies have been conducted on Daxxify to help it gain FDA approval. Two randomized controlled trials were specifically effective in determining if Daxxify could reduce the appearance of wrinkles. These studies looked at over 600 people with moderate to severe frown lines and produced promising results, including:
- Daxxify results showed as early as 3 days after treatment.
- Over 90% of people saw improvement in their frown lines within the first week of treatment.
- Over 97% of people had improvement in their frown lines after 1 month of treatment.
- At least half of the people in the study maintained improvement in the appearance of their frown lines 6 months after treatment.
How Is Daxxify Different from Botox?
Studies have shown that Daxxify results last longer than those of other botulinum toxin products such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. This injectable is also unique because it is the only botulinum toxin product that is formulated with peptides. Peptides are what keep Daxxify stable for ideal results.
If you are interested in learning more about Daxxify in the Toldeo, OH area, contact EVOLV Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics today. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barone.
About Toledo, Ohio
Toledo, OH is a city located at the western tip of Lake Erie. It serves as a vital trade center for the Midwest, as its port is the fifth busiest in the Great Lakes. Toledo is known as the “Glass City” because of its long history of manufacturing glass. Several Fortune 500 automotive-related companies also have their headquarters in Toledo.