Musick Dermatology is pleased to introduce DAXXIFY – the only long-lasting, peptide-powered frown line treatment. We’re one of the first exclusive providers to offer this innovative treatment.
Wrinkle relaxers, also known as neuromodulators, are a family of non-surgical cosmetic injectables that can be used to treat:
- Forehead Creases
- Frown Lines
- Crow’s Feet
- Bunny Lines
- Smile Lines
- Chin Dimpling
- Neck Bands
Wrinkle relaxers work on dynamic wrinkles that only appear with facial movement and can help produce a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Looking good has never been as easy as it is today. Regardless of your age, there are treatments, many of them nonsurgical, that can correct the cosmetic effects of aging. The vast majority of modern anti-aging treatments involve injectables.
Dr. Musick and the experienced team at Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa are committed to staying at the forefront of proven cosmetic treatments. We are excited to expand our menu of injectable services with Daxxify. To learn more about this impressive new wrinkle reducer, contact us today at (618) 628-2588!
What is Daxxify?
Daxxify is a neuromodulator made by Revance. It’s in the neuromodulator family of FDA-approved drugs, which makes it very similar to BOTOX Cosmetic. Daxxify is currently approved for the treatment of glabellar lines, which you might know as frown lines.
How Does Daxxify Work to Treat Wrinkles?
Being a neuromodulator, Daxxify is used to treat what are called dynamic wrinkles. Frown lines are considered dynamic wrinkles because they form when you contract certain forehead muscles. For the first few decades of our lives, dynamic wrinkles are only visible when we’re making a particular facial expression. When we laugh or smile, for example, lines are visible at the outer corners of the eyes. When we stop laughing or smiling and the face is resting, the lines disappear.
Daxxify injects the neuromodulator daxibotulinumtoxina-lanm into the muscles that are responsible for frown lines. When this naturally-occurring chemical gets absorbed into the target muscle, the nerve signal that commands the muscle to contract gets blocked. Without the engagement of the muscle, the skin can release into a smooth surface.
How is Daxxify Different than BOTOX?
Daxxify and BOTOX are both classified as neuromodulators. Why would a company make such a product when BOTOX is already so well-known and so popular? This neuromodulator by Revance is made using slightly different production methods, which makes it just different enough from BOTOX to be uniquely appealing. In particular, where Daxxify seems to be most different is in its longevity.
BOTOX is known to last three to four months in most people. In clinical trials for FDA approval, Daxxify achieved results that could last up to six months. There are no human or animal products used to make Daxxify. Rather, this product is made using a proprietary Peptide Exchange Technology. It is this technology that may be the reason for its extended lifespan.
Keep in mind that, while Daxxify may last longer than BOTOX for many people, it has yet to be approved for the multitude of lines and wrinkles that BOTOX is used to correct. At some point, we expect for Daxxify to be used off-label to treat other dynamic wrinkles. For the time being, we still turn to BOTOX in those situations.
Schedule Your Daxxify Consultation Today!
Contact Musick Dermatology in Swansea, IL at (618) 628-2588. Our friendly, professional staff is ready to take your call and help you schedule a convenient time to visit. We enjoy performing injectable treatments in ways that achieve gorgeous, natural-looking results.