Meet your new favorite Botox alternative
DAXXIFY™, also known as DAXI, is a new injectable neuromodulator by Revance designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles that form from repetitive facial expressions for a refreshed, youthful look.
Daxxify treatments are long-lasting and appear natural—you can enjoy a rejuvenated appearance without looking “overdone” or “frozen.”
How does Daxxify work to treat wrinkles?
The active ingredient in Daxxify (and other FDA-approved neuromodulators) is a highly purified protein called botulinum toxin type A, which is known for its muscle-relaxing properties. The neurotoxin temporarily reduces nerve signals in treated muscles to prevent them from contracting. This reduction in muscle activity smoothes out lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface.
Daxxify treatment areas
Daxxify (DaxibotulinumtoxinA-lanm) is FDA-approved to soften the glabellar lines (the “11’s” between your eyebrows).
It is also commonly used in off-label areas, including:
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Marionette lines (smile lines)
- Corners of the mouth
- Smoker’s lines (perioral lines)
- Neck bands (platysma bands)
Daxxify is exceptionally effective in reducing the appearance of both fine lines and deeper wrinkles to create a smoother and more youthful skin texture.
Daxxify vs. Botox: What’s the difference?
Daxxify and other brand-name Botox-type injectables all have botulinum toxin as their active ingredient and can achieve naturally beautiful wrinkle-reducing results; however, Daxxify stands apart because of its unique formulation and longer-lasting effects.
Daxxify is formulated with a Peptide Exchange Technology™ (PXT), which means a peptide serves as the stabilizing ingredient, so it does not need to be refrigerated and does not contain animal by-products—a benefit for patients looking for a “clean” or vegan Botox-type injectable. This distinctive peptide stabilizer also eliminates the need for allergy skin tests before treatment.
Clinical trials showed that frown line treatments with Daxxify showed pleasing results for up to 6-9 months, a noticeably longer duration compared to the 3-4 months typically observed with other neuromodulators. Many patients enjoy fewer treatment sessions annually, making Daxxify a convenient option if you prefer more time between touch-up injections without seeing diminished results.
Who is a good candidate for Daxxify?
Ideal candidates for Daxxify are individuals in good overall health who want to reduce or eliminate the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and expression lines without undergoing invasive surgical procedures. Good candidates for Daxxify should also have realistic expectations regarding the treatment outcomes and should not have any allergies to botulinum toxin treatments.
Daxxify may also be ideal for a very small percentage of patients who may have developed a resistance to the effects of another neuromodulator.
Who should not get Daxxify?
Those who are pregnant, nursing, or have certain neuromuscular disorders are not advised to receive neuromodulator injections, as there are no clinical studies to determine if the toxin effect is safe for these individuals.
Your Daxxify treatment at PureLee Redefined
We have designed the Daxxify treatment process with your utmost comfort in mind at our Colorado Springs med spa.
Your personal consultation
Seeing results you love starts with a consultation where we learn about your skincare goals, review your medical history, and discuss past treatments so that our expert injectors can safely achieve your desired outcome.
Preparing for your treatment
Preparation for your Daxxify injections is minimal; we simply ask that you avoid taking blood-thinning medications and supplements, like aspirin, NSAIDs, vitamin E, and fish oil, for two weeks before the appointment to minimize bruising risks. Ideally, patients should also abstain from alcohol consumption for 2-3 days before the treatment.
Daxxify treatment process
On the day of your appointment, please arrive with clean, makeup-free skin if possible. We will ask you to make various facial expressions, like squinting, frowning, smiling, or raising your eyebrows, to evaluate your muscle activity and accurately mark the injection sites.
Your provider will cleanse the treatment area and offer topical numbing cream for enhanced comfort during the injection process, although most patients do not need pain management for the quick injections. Using a fine needle, Daxxify is precisely injected into the facial muscles using the premarked injection sites.
The injection process takes 15 to 30 minutes; the number of injections you’ll receive depends on various factors, including the area being treated and your facial anatomy.
Your injector’s knowledge of underlying facial anatomy and attention to detail are paramount to personalized results.
Daxxify recovery & downtime
There is little-to-no downtime following your Daxxify treatment. Patients can typically return to their regular activities immediately with just a few aftercare guidelines to follow, including:
- Delay strenuous activities for 24-48 hours to prevent excessive swelling.
- Avoid pressing on or massaging treated areas for 3-5 days to prevent Daxxify from migrating outside the optimal treatment sites.
- Sleep with your head slightly elevated, being careful not to lay on treated areas for 3-5 days.
Daxxify side effects
As with any injectable treatment, you may experience some temporary side effects, including mild redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. These side effects usually resolve on their own within a few days.
Many patients notice visible improvement in expression-based wrinkles within 2 days of treatment, with full results apparent after 2 weeks. When performed by highly experienced injectors, treated areas appear naturally smoother and more refined.
Daxxify holds a distinctive position among neuromodulators due to its unique formulation and prolonged efficacy.
Are Daxxify injections painful?
They shouldn’t be overly painful; most patients describe neuromodulator injection pain as a slight pinch. Daxxify is injected with a very thin needle for minimal discomfort, and we can apply topical anesthetic or ice to numb the treatment area for enhanced comfort, if needed.
We want you to have an outstanding treatment experience and will happily work with you to ensure you are comfortable.
How long will my Daxxify results last?
Daxxify results generally last six to nine months; your individual results will depend on your age, the number of units you received, the treatment area, and your unique muscle activity.
How much does Daxxify cost in Colorado Springs?
The cost of your Daxxify injections in Colorado Springs will depend on the treatment area’s size and the amount of product needed to achieve your desired results.
PureLee Redefined has partnered with Cherry to offer financing options for Daxxify and other cosmetic treatments, making it possible for our patients to pay for their favorite treatments with an affordable monthly payment plan. Learn more about Cherry here »
How is Daxxify different from dermal fillers?
While Daxxify is a neuromodulator designed to relax facial muscles and reduce or eliminate dynamic lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers are usually made of hyaluronic acid (HA) and add physical volume to augment or highlight facial features such as the cheeks, jawline, or lips. Filler can also restore volume in facial hollows and smooth out static wrinkles and folds.
Can I combine Daxxify with dermal fillers?
Absolutely! Many patients combine Daxxify treatments with dermal fillers for a comprehensive facial rejuvenation effect.
Is Daxxify safe for all skin types?
Yes, Daxxify is generally safe for all skin types. During your consultation, we will discuss your medical history and any skin conditions to confirm that Daxxify is right for you.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions after receiving Daxxify?
Of course! In the hands of a skilled injector, Daxxify can achieve a natural-looking reduction in wrinkles while allowing you to express yourself freely and confidently.
How can I maintain the results of my Daxxify treatment?
While Daxxify provides the longest-lasting results of all Botox-type injectables currently on the market, periodic touch-up injections are necessary to maintain its ability to soften fine lines and wrinkles in treated areas. We will advise you on a suitable treatment schedule to keep your appearance more youthful and refreshed.
Experience personalized treatment at our Colorado Springs medical spa
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our experienced medical providers to learn more about Daxxify or our other premium injectables and cosmetic treatments. All injections are performed by board-certified physicians Dr. Kenya Lee and Dr. Marvin Lee and personalized to achieve a smoother appearance that complements your natural beauty. Please give us a call at (719) 452-8541 or submit an online contact form to book an appointment today!