Botox / Dysport / Daxxify

Do you even Botox? “Botox” is arguably the best-known anti-wrinkle injectable, but it’s also used as an umbrella term for neuromodulators like Dysport and Daxxify. Botox has become a household name, and it’s used as a brand, as well as the term for the process of getting injections to minimize wrinkles. Think of Botox as the Kleenex of tissue paper. And thanks to the beauty of the English language, “botox” has colloquially become a noun, a proper noun, and a verb – “I’m getting Botox!” “Please get rid of my wrinkles with Botox! Or “Botox me, baby!” They all work. We invite you to learn more about RefinedMD – please call (408) 688-2082 today to book your consultation.

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How Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify Work

Neurotoxins are most commonly injected in the face, especially between those pesky “angry elevens” between the eyebrows, around the eye, and around the mouth. Expressions of the face create the lines we see as age – sorry, people who love to laugh! Unless someone suffers from resting (you know what) face, everyone will gradually develop fine lines and wrinkles. However, you can actually train your muscles to get weaker and stop making those angry lines altogether. That’s right—the more regularly you get injections, the less obvious the lines will be even without injections.

Aging is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean all signs of aging need to be welcomed with open arms. From crow’s feet to frown lines, injectables can help increase confidence and self-esteem by giving you younger-looking skin in just a few days. Results can last 3-5 months and there’s zero down time to speak of.

What To Expect with Neuromodulator Injections

Neuromodulators Are Incredibly Safe

It’s important to know that Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify injectables are very similar, and work by relaxing (technically temporarily paralyzing) key muscles of the face to prevent frown lines, sweating, and even give mini-lifts to the skin. But don’t let words like paralysis turn you off—they are perfectly safe, proven to work, and can help you waylay cosmetic surgeries for years.

Let’s break it down: You may have heard that some injectables are created with botulinum. That’s true, however you won’t be infected with botulism bacterium while receiving treatments. It’s actually just a purified protein or toxin produced by this bacterium and even then it is diluted way down so you get only the benefits of short-term “muscle freezing.”

What is Daxxify?

Daxxify is now available at RefinedMD. Similar to Botox, it’s the first FDA-approved frown line treatment powered by peptides. Daxxify is a great alternative for either Botox or Dysport for the right patient. Patients we select for Daxxify are those who are experienced in getting neuromodulators, or those who have not achieved the expected duration of their treatments in the past.  Though we have treated patients with other neuromodulators such as Jeuveau and Xeomin in the past, RefinedMD’s experience is that these 2 products do not always achieve the duration we see with Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify. Also known as Daxxi, this injectable wrinkle relaxer has been clinically shown to last 24 weeks on average, double the duration of Botox. This is months longer than other neuromodulators. Daxxify typically treats frown lines, the 11’s, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, masseters, and areas around the mouth. Plus, Daxxify takes effect quicker than any other comparable injectable, with most participants in trials reporting results within 24 hours.

Just like the other neuromodulators, Daxxify comes with the same potential side effects, risks, and contraindications as others.  Slight redness, swelling, and bruising can temporarily occur after injection. If you are looking for a frown line treatment that is fast, effective, and long-lasting, consider trying Daxxify and see what peptides can do for your skin goals. Just two treatments per year are needed for those who respond best to Daxxi, so this is a great treatment for those who are time pinched or who don’t like getting poked by needles as often.

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So, which injection is best? That’s up to you to decide! Most patients have a preference after they’ve tried them all, but it’s purely a personal preference. That’s why RefinedMD offers all four – Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin. Life’s sweeter with choices. Don’t have a preference? We’ll work with you to educate you on the differences and help you choose. Learn more about RefinedMD and contact our office today for a consultation.