Have you noticed more fine lines appearing on your face when you catch your appearance in the mirror or see yourself in a photo? At Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, Colorado, we understand the big frustration these little changes in appearance bring.
We also know that with so many treatments out there, the world of anti-aging therapies can be puzzling.
Recently, our patients have been asking us about the difference between one of the most recent advancements in fine line treatments — Daxxify® — and how it compares to tried-and-true Botox®. Keep reading to learn what you need to know.
Before we dive into the differences between Daxxify and Botox, let’s review the basics of neuromodulators. Both treatments fall into this category, and it’s important to understand how they work as you consider which brand to try for your fine lines.
Neuromodulators work by temporarily blocking the signal from the injected nerve to the muscle it helps control using a neurotoxin. As you age, wrinkles and lines form in places where your facial muscles move your skin.
Since neuromodulators stop these muscles from moving as much, they contract less. This means those expressive lines you get from laughing, frowning, and every facial expression in between smooth away, taking years off your face.
When you think of anti-wrinkle treatments, Botox is probably one of the first injectables to spring to mind and for good reason. For many years, Botox has been the tried-and-true option for turning back the clock on your face.
Derived from a bacterium, Botox has built a legacy of delivering consistent results when it comes to smoothing away the signs of aging, like crow’s feet and frown lines. Injections only take about 15-20 minutes, and the results typically last for 2-4 months.
Like Botox, Daxxify, the latest FDA-approved neuromodulator to hit the market, also works by blocking the signal between the nerve and associated muscle. But Daxxify’s developers added a synthetic peptide to the formula, helping it stop your muscles from moving for a longer period.
In fact, results from Daxxify can last for 6-9 months, which is up to 2-3 times longer than Botox injections for some patients. This translates into fewer appointments and more time to enjoy your younger-looking appearance.
Of course, if you’re not in love with your results, you’ll have to wait longer compared to Botox for the effects of the treatment to wear off. But don’t worry. We work with you before your treatment to ensure the best placement for natural-looking results.
Choosing the best anti-aging treatment is complex and requires a good understanding of your skin, aesthetic goals, and personal preferences. And because results from neuromodulators like Botox and Daxxify are technique-specific, you need a skilled provider.
At Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek, Dr. Stewart and our team of skin specialists prioritize your safety and satisfaction. We examine your skin, review your goals, and talk to you about the potential side effects of any treatment to ensure you’re making an informed choice.
Are you interested in learning more about your aesthetic treatment options, like Botox or Daxxify? Contact our team online or over the phone today to schedule a consultation and learn which therapies are right for you.