Our facial expressions are one of the primary ways that we communicate our feelings with the people around us. But, as unfortunate and as unfair as it may seem, repeating those expressions comes with a price. Wrinkles, fine lines, and creases within the face are the natural result of all the facial movements that come with life’s ups and downs.
Botox and Dysport have long been the gold-standard treatments when it comes to smoothing out facial wrinkles. These injectables, known as neuromodulators, help to relax the muscles in your face to create a more youthful, rejuvenated complexion.
Many patients across the North Shore have experienced fantastic results using these treatments at Perlis MedSpa & Wellness Center. And while we still recommend them for patients looking to smooth wrinkles and fine lines, what if we told you that there was an even more effective option available?
Enter Daxxify, a breakthrough neuromodulator advancement. Read on below to learn more about this Botox alternative in Highland Park available at Perlis MedSpa & Wellness
A Quick Look at Neuromodulators
Before we get into Daxxify specifically, let’s first take a look at what neuromodulators are and how they work. When injected, neuromodulators work by reducing muscle activity below the surface of the skin.
Along with damage from free radicals in the air, that muscle activity is one of the primary reasons people develop facial imperfections like wrinkles, fine lines, and 11 lines. When neuromodulators reduce that muscle activity in the face, they help areas like the face and neck look visibly smoother by preventing the muscles from flexing. And not only do they smooth existing wrinkles, but they help prevent new wrinkles from forming as well!
While neuromodulators like Botox have been used for decades to achieve younger-looking skin, common myths and misconceptions still exist. The biggest one, particularly with Botox, is that everyone will know you’ve had Botox—or that these types of treatments will permanently alter a person’s face.
Simply put, this isn’t true! The effects of neuromodulators are not permanent, and the results look very natural when performed by skilled professionals—like ours at Perlis MedSpa and Wellness. In fact, the results of neuromodulators are completely reversible! Your skin will look the same as it did before treatment if you don’t choose to continue.
What is Daxxify in Highland Park?
Daxxify—short for DaxibotulinumtoxinA—is a neuromodulator in the botulinum toxin type A category. This makes it similar to other neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin. Created by Revance Therapeutics, Daxxify is also similar to other neuromodulators in that its primary use is for smoothing out the wrinkles and fine lines—including FDA approval for the treatment of frown lines.
What makes Daxxify different, and therefore an effective Botox alternative in Highland Park, is its use of Peptide Exchange Technology, or PXT. This is significant because PXT helps ensure both quicker and longer lasting results!
While Botox and Dysport have both name recognition and years of proven results, they only tend to last about 3 to 4 months. In some instances, Daxxify can provide similar results that last up to two to three times longer—or a total of 6 to 9 months!
Because of this, perhaps the biggest benefit of Daxxify is the fact that it only requires two treatments per year on average. Compare that to Botox and Dysport, which oftentimes require anywhere from 3 to 4 treatments per year.
Our experienced and knowledgeable providers at Perlis Medspa & Wellness Center can help determine if Daxxify is the right choice for you during our no-obligation consultations. The benefit is that its longer-lasting results will save patients money over time if they continue to receive treatments!
What Should I Expect During a Daxxify Appointment?
Daxxify appointments are similar to appointments for Botox and Dysport. The process starts by meeting with one of our providers for an initial consultation to ensure this Botox alternative in Highland Park is the right treatment for you. During this consultation, we’ll discuss your unique challenges and goals for treatment—before recommending a treatment best fit to take care of your concerns!
If you are a good candidate for Daxxify, we’ll schedule an appointment for your injectable treatment. Much like Botox and Dysport, Daxxify injections are very simple. Your injector will mark the areas for treatment and clean the area before using a thin needle to inject the solution. The entire process takes a total of about 15 minutes.
Most people consider injectable treatments to be tolerable, if not relatively painless! And, as we mentioned, your results will look completely natural. The best way to describe Daxxify and other neuromodulators is that you’ll still look like yourself—just more youthful and fresh and radiant!
When it comes to results, patients receiving Daxxify should expect to see noticeable improvements to wrinkles and fine lines not long after treatment. Results will also continue to improve in the coming months! And, as we mentioned, patients will benefit from longer-lasting results, with 6 months generally being the minimum in terms of longevity.
Common Questions About Daxxify
Are Daxxify results permanent?
Another important thing to note is that, like Botox and Dysport, results from Daxxify are not permanent. That means that if you’re looking for sustained, long-term results, you’ll need to receive additional maintenance treatments after about 6 months.
On the other hand, this means you also don’t need to worry about your face being completely altered if you don’t want to continue treatments. In the event a patient no longer wants to receive Daxxify injections, they can rest easy knowing that their face will go back to how it looked prior to their treatment.
Do you perform Daxxify treatments on men?
Yes, we perform Daxxify injections on men, too! Daxxify and other neuromodulators have provided the same results to thousands of men and women across the world. Dr. Perlis herself has also provided injectable treatments to dozens of guys throughout the North Shore.
Can Daxxify treat other issues?
Yes! Like other neuromodulators, Daxxify offers the capability to treat issues with excessive sweating and jawline contouring. Similar to how neuromodulators block nerves to improve wrinkles and fine lines, Daxxify’s unique formula can work its magic on the nerves that facilitate sweat production. Meanwhile, Dr. Perlis can treat both men and women alike with injectables to contour the jawline to enhance bone structure.
When should I get Daxxify?
As long as you’re an adult 18 years or older, there’s no restrictions on when you can receive Daxxify or other Botox alternatives in Highland Park. Daxxify works best on those who receive it when wrinkles or fine lines first start appearing on the face.
With that said, Daxxify and other neuromodulators can also provide effective results on older patients as well! We typically recommend that younger patients wait until imperfections first start appearing on the face before seeking treatment. However, we do provide injections for those who want Daxxify as a preventative treatment.
The Difference Between Daxxify & Dermal Fillers
A common question people ask our staff is whether or not dermal fillers are the same as neuromodulators like Daxxify. To avoid any confusion, dermal fillers and neuromodulators are not the same, despite the fact that both are injectable treatments.
Though both can provide noticeable improvements, especially to a person’s facial features, Daxxify and dermal fillers go about doing so in a different way. Like other neuromodulators, Daxxify works by preventing dynamic wrinkles in the face. This happens because the specific formula used in neuromodulators prevents muscle underneath the skin from contracting into a wrinkle.
On the other hand, dermal fillers don’t contract any muscles. Instead, they use hyaluronic acid to replace and restore the volume that skin loses over time due to the body’s natural aging process. Over time, your body will lose collagen, fat, and bone, and dermal fillers help provide a natural-looking solution to offset those losses.
However, neuromodulators and dermal fillers do share another similarity: there are multiple different types of both available at Perlis MedSpa & Wellness! Our expert providers can help match you with the specific type best suited for your unique skin concerns.
Additionally, these injectables tend to complement each other very well. In fact, many of our patients receive a combination of dermal filler and neuromodulator injections as part of their overall treatment plan!
Looking for a Botox Alternative in Highland Park? Schedule an Appointment for Daxxify today!
Perlis MedSpa & Wellness Center is the premier medspa experience in all of the North Shore. From our office in Highland Park, we’ve helped hundreds of patients improve both the way they look and the way they feel. Our highly trained, experienced team of aesthetics professionals ensures that every patient receives the care and support they deserve.
With a wide range of medspa and wellness treatments, we provide the unique ability to treat a wide range of health issues. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your unique concerns, and then create a treatment plan customized specifically for you. That promise helps ensure that each and every patient receives the best possible outcome from their experience.
If you’re ready to regain your youthful energy and exuberance, or just be the best version of yourself, we can help! Use our virtual consultation tool or schedule an in-person appointment today and see the difference our team can make!