DAXI Treatment in Wilmington, NC
There are a number of wrinkle treatments on the market today, and at Wilmington Dermatology Center, we’re proud to offer a range of products to meet a variety of needs. DAXI is an exciting and groundbreaking alternative to BOTOX® that has been shown to provide even longer-lasting results for treating forehead wrinkles — with no downtime.
What Is DAXI (DaxibotulinumtoxinA)?
DAXI, or DaxibotulinumtoxinA, is a purified form of botulinum toxin, the neuromodulator used in BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA). Like BOTOX®, DAXI blocks signals that cause muscles to contract and create wrinkles, which smooths moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and other forehead lines.
DAXI’s novel formulation has been shown to deliver even longer-lasting improvement than comparable injectables like BOTOX® and Dysport®. In other words, DAXI is another excellent, non-surgical option for treating forehead lines and regaining a youthful appearance.
Why Receive DAXI Treatment at Wilmington Dermatology Center?
Injectables are always only as successful as the applicator, as decisions about where and how much filler to apply will affect how effective and natural looking the results are. DAXI is the leading-edge of fillers, and while it’s perfectly safe, you should work with a team who knows human anatomy and how to best utilize injectables. Our own Rosalyn George, MD, heads our passionate team of physician assistants and aesthetic professionals in considering your goals and customizing your treatment plans for gorgeous, natural, and long-lasting results.
“Wilmington Dermatology has been doing my injections for the past year and I could not be happier. From injectables to filler they are always very thorough, and pay closer attention to detail. I appreciate that they are timely and talk you through the whole procedure. Thank you!”
What is the History of DAXI Frown Line Treatment?
DaxibotulinumtoxinA® is developed by Revance, a biotechnology company focused on innovative aesthetic and therapeutic offerings. DAXI® has yet to be approved by the FDA as of June 2021 for long-lasting results as a neurotoxin for treatment to the frown line area but is under review. Wilmington Dermatology Center will not officially offer this product in our office until the approval process. Stay tuned for more updates. With a goal of improved outcomes and value-based pricing, Revance has elevated patient experience throughout the aesthetic world.
How Does DAXI (DaxibotulinumtoxinA) Work?
All Wilmington Dermatology Center treatments begin with a complimentary consultation, where we’ll evaluate your potential treatment areas based on your facial expressions, existing forehead lines, and personal cosmetic goals.
The area is cleaned and prepped with numbing cream if requested, and a small needle is then used at the injection sites. A visit typically lasts only 10 minutes, and our patients easily tolerate the minor pinch sensation at the injection sites.
Prior to Treatment
The day of your appointment, we’ll cleanse the area thoroughly. If a numbing cream is requested, we’ll apply it thoroughly, wait for it to set, and cleanse the skin once more for treatment.
A small needle is used at the injection sites to apply the DAXI treatment as planned. You may experience a minor pinch and pressure during injection, but nothing more. Visits can last as little as 10 minutes.
After Treatment & Results
There’s no real downtime to speak of with DAXI treatment; you may see slight redness at the injection site just after treatment, but this should quickly disappear. You’ll start to notice wrinkles diminish in five to seven days, with full correction in two weeks. The results of DAXI frown line treatment can last anywhere from 22 to 24 weeks, and typically last longer than similar injectables.
Am I a Candidate for DAXI Frown Line Treatment?
Men and women alike can benefit from DAXI treatment’s reduced wrinkles. It’s appropriate for most moderate to severe forehead lines and skin types, and our specialists are happy to discuss whether DAXI is right for you during a free consultation.
If you are allergic to any ingredients in DAXI, or our numbing agent lidocaine; have had reactions to other injectables in the past, especially BOTOX®; have an infection in a treatment area; are pregnant; plan to become pregnant; or are breast-feeding, please tell us and your physician.
DAXI (DaxibotulinumtoxinA) Frequently Asked Questions
How long does DAXI frown line treatment last?
DAXI treatment lasts 22 to 24 months, and generally longer than BOTOX® or Dysport®.
When will I see results?
Patients begin seeing results within five to seven days, with full correction at the fourteen-day mark.
What is the difference between DAXI, BOTOX<sup>®</sup>, and Dysport<sup>®</sup>?
While individuals may prefer certain brands from their personal experiences, DAXI is the most advanced neuromodulator on the market, and has been shown to last longer than competing products.
Can I get DAXI treatment the day before a big event?
Yes. DAXI treatment has no downtime other than slight redness at injection sites that resolves within hours.
Does DAXI frown line treatment hurt?
Patients describe the small-needle injections as a slight pinch with pressure. They are generally very well tolerated, and we offer a topical anesthetic for those concerned about pain.
How does DAXI (DaxibotulinumtoxinA) get rid of my wrinkles?
DAXI, like other neuromodulators, stops the communication to your muscles that create the lines and wrinkles on your skin.
Does it really matter who does DAXI treatment?
Like all injectables, it is important that you use a highly trained specialist who is familiar with facial anatomy, advanced techniques, and medical conditions that might prevent you from having the treatment. Our expertise ensures you will have safe and natural-looking results.
What happens if I need more correction, or the injection didn’t quite work in an area?
Wilmington Dermatology Center is focused on your results and will gladly offer a touch-up and no charge within two weeks of treatment if you ever need an adjustment. If you choose to use less units than recommended for your goals, there will be an additional charge. Injecting can be an art, and every patient is different: we are happy to make minor adjustments to meet your needs.
How Much Does DAXI Treatment Cost?
DAXI frown line treatment, like similar injectable treatments, is priced based on the number of units used, which varies by treatment area, wrinkle severity, and other factors unique to the individual. We’ll discuss your treatment plan and generate a quote during your free consultation.
While some practices price based on treatment area, we price based on how much DAXI is used to ensure you get the best value.