Botox® ruled the world of injectable wrinkle smoothers for many years, but today you have other options. The newest and most exciting of these options is Daxxify®. While it shares many similarities with its relatives, it has some unique features we love.
At West Michigan Plastic Surgery, we ensure you have access to the best treatment options. FDA-approved Daxxify® became available in early 2023. We welcome it as a new anti-wrinkle treatment that may work better and last longer for some people than Botox® or other injectables.
Like its relatives, Daxxify® uses botulinum toxin. Specifically, it uses a peptide-enhanced version called daxibotulinumtoxinA-lanm. When injected, botulinum toxin travels to the targeted facial nerves. It stops these nerves from releasing a neurotransmitter that makes muscles contract. With no messages from the nerve, your facial muscles stop contracting and let your skin relax.
Despite being called a neurotoxin, botulinum toxin causes only temporary effects. It will wear off, leaving the nerves and muscles unharmed and functioning normally. This temporary nature makes Daxxify® and its relatives very safe.
Men and women who want to smooth lines and wrinkles make good candidates for Daxxify®. Ideal candidates have reasonable expectations and an open mind about which treatments will work best for them. You may not be a good candidate if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain neuromuscular conditions.
Dr. Holley will meet with you for your consultation. He will review your goals and concerns, then decide on the best ways to address them. While Daxxify® makes an excellent option for most people, it may not be right for everyone. Dr. Holley and his team have extensive experience choosing the best treatment for each person’s needs.
Daxxify® treatments are fast enough to fit into your lunch break. The average treatment session takes about 15 minutes. It may take a few minutes longer if several areas are treated simultaneously. Many people also choose to have dermal fillers and wrinkle-relaxers in one session to save time.
Daxxify® uses a special peptide-enhanced formula. Instead of albumen, the large protein used by Botox®, Daxxify® uses a small peptide that helps it reach the nerves and start working faster. While results from its relatives can take seven to ten days to develop, you will often see Daxxify® results within a day or two.
Even better, the peptides help Daxxify® last longer. While its relatives last three to four months on average, Daxxify® lasts at least six months. Some people can still see results after nine months. This extended lifespan means fewer office visits and more time enjoying your results.
Daxxify® requires no downtime, and you can return to your usual activities immediately. You may notice spots of bruising, redness, or sensitivity in the treatment area. These usually fade within a day or two. You will need to avoid rubbing your face or strenuous exercise for 24 hours after Daxxify® injections to prevent the product from moving.
Would you like to learn more about Daxxify®? Simply fill out the form on this page or call West Michigan Plastic Surgery at (269) 222-1611 to schedule your appointment with one of our Physician Assistant injectors. Proudly serving Kalamazoo and the greater Southwest Michigan area.