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Your definitive guide to skin care

Facial wrinkles and fine lines are signs of aging that many men and women find bothersome. These signs of aging often manifest on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes as a result of repeated muscle contractions folding the skin during daily facial expressions, combined with natural skin aging and the gradual breakdown of collagen.

If you have started seeing wrinkles or are concerned about forehead furrows, brow creases or crow's feet lines, Dr. Balogun, located in Seattle, offers Daxxify or DAXI, a newly FDA-approved long-acting neuromodulator that can effectively help in smoothing them out.

What is DAXXIFY?

Daxxify (DAXI) daxibotulinumtoxinA-lanm, is a peptide-powered, injectable neuromodulator or neurotoxin that relaxes wrinkles. It is the first of its kind, long-acting injectable, indicated for the temporary relaxation of unwanted facial expression wrinkles. DAXI is a highly purified botulinum toxin protein that is FDA-approved to temporarily improve the appearance on moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Daxxify is powered by a unique peptide that helps stabilize the active molecule instead of using animal or human byproducts used in Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau. This makes Daxxify a great option for clean beauty and vegan beauty product enthusiasts.

To learn more about if DAXI is the right option for the treatment of your wrinkles, we recommend you consult with a SkinMD Seattle medical aesthetics specialist.

How does DAXI work at SkinMD Seattle?

All DAXI treatments are performed by Dr. Balogun herself at SkinMD Seattle Laser & Aesthetic Medical Clinic. After consulting with you to determine your wrinkle treatment needs, Dr. Balogun and her team will explain the benefits, limitations, supporting and complementary modalities as well as the details of DAXI treatments if it is indicated for your specific aesthetic goals.

DAXI treatments take about ten minutes to complete after consultation, facial treatment mapping, and skin prep. There is no social downtime or recovery period, although we will have you limit physical activity right after your treatment session. Wrinkle relaxation may be noticed in as little as two to three days. Patients will experience smoother-looking skin, a “DAXI glow” for up to 6 months for many, and up to 9 months for some. As a reference, Botox Cosmetic, Aesthetic Xeomin, or Jeuveau typically last 3 to 4 months.

When should I expect to see results from DAXI at SkinMD?

After getting your DAXI treatment, you may return to your normal, non-strenuous activities. Treated muscles begin to relax in as little as two to three days and maximum relaxation is visible at 14 days. You may experience some mild, short-lived, common side effects like pain at the injection sites, skin redness, swelling, and bruising after treatments that will typically resolve within a few days. We provide you with recommended post-treatment instructions after completing your injection session.

How many DAXI injections would I need to treat my wrinkles and fine lines?

The amount of DAXI each patient will require to smooth their expression line wrinkles is generally based on muscle mass, activity, and area of concern. To find out exactly how many DAXI units you will need a consultation and examination with our medical specialists.

What other areas can DAXI be used?

At SkinMD Seattle, Dr. Balogun uses DAXI for both FDA-approved and “off-label” indications. Off-label indicates the use of medication or device for a clinical purpose that was not part of its original FDA clinical approval. This practice is widespread in the medical field and legal.

Apart from its use for relaxing and smoothing frown lines, forehead furrows, crow's feet lines and reducing excessive underarm sweating, DAXI has other indications as well. These include the following:

- Smoothing "bunny lines" on the sides of the nose.

- Reducing vertical lip lines.

- Lessening gummy smile.

- Raising the tip of the nose for a "nose lift".

- Lifting downturned mouth corners.

- Flipping or everting the lip line for a "lip flip".

- Improving chin dimpling and creasing.

- Elevating lateral eyebrows.

- Reducing facial redness (microbotox or microinfusion).

- Diminishing platysmal neck bands (Nefertiti neck lift).

- Jaw reduction/Masseter reduction (also known as lower face slimming or V-shaped jawline). It can also help with TMJ and teeth grinding.

- Decreasing facial oiliness for oily acne-prone skin.

Am I a good candidate for DAXI at SkinMD Seattle?

If you would like to learn more about DAXI for improving the appearance of wrinkles or other aesthetic or functional uses of DAXI, contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment!

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Updated: Apr 12, 2023

Spring is blossoming! Just as we shared tips and tricks to strengthen and protect your skin with you in winter, the temperature changes in spring mean it is once again time to revisit your skin care routine and tweak it to maintain optimal skin health.

As we emerge from the chill and dry of winter and venture into warming temps, brighter light of the (soon to be) sunnier outdoors, our skin needs a bit of time to adjust to sunny spring weather. Perk up dull, dry winter complexion and achieve a healthy skin glow with some skin care tweak your skin will thank you for!

Here are the top four things to do to get your skin glowing for spring:

Springtime Skin Care Moves
Springtime Skin Care Moves
  1. Start Exfoliating.if you haven’t been doing so already. Gently, of course. Exfoliating helps brighten skin by removing dull skin that piled up during the winter. Accumulated dead skin cells reduce light reflection on skin and contribute to skin roughness. Particularly if your goal is general anti-aging, acne control or hyperpigmentation reduction, we recommend chemical exfoliation for their sure, steady and multiple benefits, such as collagen production, soothing in addition to texture smoothing and brightening. If you want to get a head start on smoother, brighter skin, come in for a chemical peel, dual resurfacing facial treatment of a power dermaplaning session.

  2. UV Protection. If you have been paying attention to our mantra on skin health and maintaining a youthful complexion, you know that the #1 product in your healthy skin toolbox is your SPF. You should have been using one all winter long. Broad spectrum. Antioxidant-fortified. That gives UVA, UVB, Blue Light & IR protection. Our SPF hacks? First hack- apply a lotion-based formulation on your face and other sun exposed areas then carry and use a powder-based formulation so you can reapply all day long. Second hack- layer, layer, layer. For those who wear makeup, there are now many primers, foundations, eye and lip colors that have SPF ratings ranging from 15 to 45. Use your lotion SPF FIRST, then layer your SPF- rated make up elements to sure up you skin protection. You still have to reapply all day long. No matter your skin shade. Even on cloudy days. Even when you are working from home. All. Day. Long. We have several tints and textures of broad-spectrum, antioxidant fortified sunscreens, including mineral powder sunscreens to color-match to your skin shade.

  3. Moisturize. You know how you have been using that ultra rich, insta hydrating moisturizing cream on your skin all winter long? Now that it is spring, it is likely time to switch up your moisturizer to one that is light weight, especially if you have oily, combination or normal skin. Dry skin types may need to continuing using a deep moisturizing formulation to maintain happier, non itchy skin. Feel free to come in for hydrating skin treatments like our Revitalizing Therapeutic Facial, SmartHydro Facial Tx or SkinBooster to jump start plump, hydrated skin.

  4. Spring Clean your Make Up & Brushes. Just as your sort through and clean your clothes and shoes, putting away heavier, darker winter gear and bringing out your brighter, lighter spring and summer gear, spring time is an ideal time to sort your makeup products and clean up your makeup brushes. Gentle reminder that you should be cleaning makeup brushes mores often than with the changing seasons! We recommend a regular schedule of every seven days.

Want to get ready to say hello to your spring skin routine but need a little help to get things started?

We invite you to schedule a skin care update consult so we can help you create a winning regimen. We look forward to keeping you youthful and radiant for years to come!

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