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!