What’s the Difference Between DAXXIFY™ and BOTOX®?

If you’re looking to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and achieve a more youthful look, you may be surprised to find there are a couple of options available to you. Lasky Skin Center offers both DAXXIFY™ and BOTOX® Cosmetic to their patients in Beverly Hills, CA. These are both wonderful treatment options for patients looking to reduce fine lines. So how do you choose the right one for you? There are a few key differences between DAXXIFY™ and BOTOX® Cosmetic, which may help you decide.

What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic was first approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat deep fine lines and wrinkles such as frown lines, crows feet, and forehead lines. However, it has also been beneficial in treating other medical issues, such as excessive sweating, migraines, jaw pain, and more.

The main ingredient in BOTOX® Cosmetic, and all other forms of wrinkle treatment–including DAXXIFY–is botulinum toxin A. Although, this ingredient requires a protein to keep it stabilized for use. BOTOX® utilizes human serum albumin (HSA), which is a human-derived protein.

HSA blocks nerve impulses, which weaken the muscles responsible for creating fine lines and wrinkles. With these muscles temporarily inhibited, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced or even eliminated. Results from BOTOX® lasts approximately three to four months and may require up to four injections per year to maintain results.

How Does DAXXIFY™ Differ?

DAXXIFY™ was recently approved by the FDA in 2022 to treat moderate to severe fine lines, specifically between the brows. So far, it has been found to be the only long-lasting frown line treatment on the market. It lasts up to six to nine months and only requires up to two treatments per year to maintain the results.

The biggest difference between DAXXIFY™ and BOTOX® Cosmetic is the ingredients. Just like all other wrinkle and fine-line treatments, DAXXIFY™ uses HSA. Their stabilizer, however, is a peptide instead of a protein. So are no human or animal byproducts used in the production of this product.

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As you can see, DAXXIFY™ is a great treatment for those looking to specifically remedy the fine lines around their brows and who would like to receive fewer treatments per year. BOTOX® Cosmetic, on the other hand, may be the solution for you if you are looking to treat other areas of your face. If you’re still unsure about which treatment is right for you, the expert Drs. Kwan can speak to you about your goals and help you decide on a treatment plan. As board-certified dermatologists with a successful history of satisfied patients, you are in good hands. Contact Lasky Skin Center today at (310) 556–0119 or visit their website to learn more.

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