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If you rely on BOTOX injections for smooth, youthful-looking skin, you’ve probably heard that there is a new player in the world of injectables. DAXXIFY is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that retains most of the benefits of BOTOX with a few added advantages.

Before you decide to switch from BOTOX to DAXXIFY, however, it’s helpful to weigh the differences between the two neuromodulators and consider your skin concerns, rejuvenation goals, lifestyle factors, and more. Let’s explore these 2 effective injectables and compare their advantages.

DAXXIFY Benefits

For many people in the aesthetics field, DAXXIFY is an exciting new option for facial rejuvenation. Here are a few reasons they find it compares favorably to BOTOX:

A New Formulation

The most popular neurotoxins, BOTOX, Dysport®, Jeuveau™, and XEOMIN®, are proteins made from botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX and all other neurotoxins use human serum albumin, which is a byproduct of human blood, as a stabilizer. DAXXIFY does not contain any human or animal-derived products; instead, it uses a peptide-based innovation.

DAXXIFY’s Peptide Exchange Technology™ gives it greater stability, which means you can enjoy faster and longer-lasting results than with BOTOX, Dysport, Jeuveau, or XEOMIN.

Longer-Lasting Results

How much longer can you expect DAXXIFY to last compared to BOTOX? Although your DAXXIFY results may vary according to your own unique physiology, you can typically enjoy smoother, firmer skin anywhere from 6 to 9 months.

Although DAXXIFY is not guaranteed to last as long as 9 months for all patients, clinical trials submitted to the FDA for approval show that half of the participants had little to no evidence of wrinkles after 6 months. It lasted up to 9 months for about 10% of the study participants.

You can contrast the longevity of DAXXIFY results to BOTOX, Dysport, Jeuveau, and XEOMIN results, which typically last about 3 to 4 months. Neuromodulators can impact your wallet depending on the frequency of sessions, so DAXXIFY might be good news for those on a tight budget—we’ll talk more about that later.

Faster Results Than BOTOX

If you’re anxious to see your results faster than BOTOX’s requisite 5 to 7 days, DAXXIFY may be a good option. You can achieve facial rejuvenation with DAXXIFY in just a couple of days. This quick result onset is due, researchers believe, to DAXXIFY’s peptide stabilizer that binds faster to your nerve receptor.

Some patients even report seeing less movement in their facial muscles in as little as 24 hours. So if you want fast results before an event, DAXXIFY may be a better choice.

DAXXIFY Treats the Same Areas as BOTOX

DAXXIFY can improve expression lines on the face caused by repeated facial muscle movements such as:

  • Crows’ feet
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Lip lines (vertical lines around the lips)
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DAXXIFY Disadvantages

Although DAXXIFY has several advantages over BOTOX and other neuromodulators, you should be aware of some of the challenges you might face when opting for this injectable treatment.

More Appropriate for People Who Have Already Tried BOTOX

Since DAXXIFY is a newer neuromodulator that can last up to 9 months, some of our patients are unsure of what to expect in terms of results. However, if you are a fan of BOTOX and have been using it for some time, you will better understand the results you can expect from DAXXIFY. Your DAXXIFY results will be similar to your BOTOX results, just longer-lasting!

People comfortable with their BOTOX routine and injector are good candidates to switch to DAXXFIY for even better results. You can also combine other nonsurgical treatments, such as dermal fillers and Hydrafacial®, with your treatment for added rejuvenation.

Daxxify Is Not as Widely Available

While you can easily schedule your BOTOX session with a reputable injector, DAXXIFY treatments are more challenging to find as the FDA only approved them in late 2022. However, this does not mean you should give up on the potential benefits of this new neuromodulator.

At DermSurgery Associates, we offer our patients DAXXIFY to improve lines on the face and neck and to help them feel more youthful and confident. Our dermatologists and experienced aesthetician Allie Wayman will customize your DAXXIFY treatment based on your facial goals and needs.

Costs Savings May Even Out

We mentioned earlier that you might find some savings using DAXXIFY because you’ll likely require fewer treatments each year. On the other hand, DAXXIFY comes at a higher price than BOTOX, Dysport, Jeuveau, and XEOMIN. Typically, a unit of DAXXIFY can cost around $15 to $25 per unit, while the average cost of BOTOX is around $10 to $20 per unit. Ultimately, you may pay about the same for DAXXIFY each year as you do BOTOX depending on how your body responds to the neurotoxin.

Your provider will discuss the optimal number of units you need and the total cost so you know what to expect.

If you already use BOTOX for smoother, firmer skin, DAXXIFY can elevate your appearance with minimal downtime. Our aesthetician Allie Wayman can help you achieve the radiant, youthful look you want with DAXXIFY. To learn more, request a consultation or call us at (713) 791-9966 to schedule an appointment. 

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