Have you heard of Daxxify? It’s the newest alternative to Botox that is now available.
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified protein used to treat wrinkles caused by facial expressions. These include frown lines between your eyebrows when you frown, crow’s feet around your eyes when you smile, and horizontal forehead wrinkles on your upper forehead when you raise your eyebrows.
What is Daxxify?
Daxxify is the newest alternative to Botox now available in the United States. Just like Coca Cola and Pepsi, there are many alternatives to Botox. Botox was the first one approved by the FDA. Other alternatives that are now available include Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, and now Daxxify.
Is Daxxify safe?
The most important question about any of these treatments is the safety. This is particularly true with a new product. The active ingredient in Daxxify, and all of the other options, is exactly the same as in Botox. Like all the options, Daxxify has been studied for many years. And like the other ones that have been around for longer, the safety will likely be equal to all of them.
What are the advantages of Daxxify over Botox?
There are four major advantages of Daxxify over Botox that are advertised. The biggest one is that it lasts longer. The others are that it may have a faster onset, you’re less likely to get resistant over time, and the price point is more cost effective.
Daxxify has been shown to last about twice as long as Botox in the frown lines. However, more product was used in the studies, 40 units versus 20 units. That means you will have to invest in more units to get the longer duration. You can also do this with the other options. Just increase the dose and you’ll have a longer duration of effect. You should be able to get the same duration with Daxxify as with Botox if you receive the same dose (instead of doubling it).
One of the main advantages of Daxxify has to do with the formulation. Botox and all the alternatives contain the active protein. Most of them also include inactive accessory proteins which are not required for the effect of the product. Sometimes, over time your body can make antibodies to the active or other proteins. This can make you slowly become resistant to Botox by decreasing its effect.
The only Botox alternatives that lack the accessory proteins are Daxxify and Xeomin. Sometimes these are called naked proteins or pure proteins. These make great alternatives for people who aren’t seeing the same results from Botox anymore. This is particularly true now because a study has shown that after receiving Covid vaccines, people are requiring their Botox treatment smore frequently.
So far, our patients have been reporting that they see their results with Daxxify faster than they see them with Botox. It’s still early, but this is a good sign.
The price point of Daxxify is lower than that of Botox. This is great for people who are on a budget but still want to treat their wrinkles.
Overall, Daxxify is an outstanding new option and our patients are loving it.