DAXXIFY® & Other BOTOX® Alternatives

DAXXIFY, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® are neuromodulators similar to BOTOX that improve the signs of aging on your face and neck. Dynamic wrinkles caused by frequent muscle movement can give you a tired or anxious appearance, making you look older. We offer DAXXIFY, Dysport, and XEOMIN for our patients from Rochester, Brighton, Fairport, Webster, Irondequoit, Henrietta, and surrounding areas seeking effective facial rejuvenation.

How Is DAXXIFY Different From BOTOX?

Most significantly, DAXXIFY works faster than BOTOX and provides longer-lasting results. This difference is due to how the injectables are formulated—BOTOX contains a human albumin stabilizer, whereas DAXXIFY uses peptides for stabilization. This peptide stabilizer allows DAXXIFY to bind more effectively to nerve cells, causing it to work more quickly and last longer. 

Since DAXXIFY lasts about 6 months—compared to 3 to 4 months with BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN—it is an excellent option for patients seeking longevity from their injectable treatment. Because of DAXXIFY’s longevity, many people try BOTOX first to assess their results, then switch to DAXXIFY for their next maintenance treatment.

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What Are Some Other Alternatives to DAXXIFY?

Dysport and XEOMIN are also injectables belonging to the class of drugs called neuromodulators. Like DAXXIFY, when strategically injected, they temporarily relax the tiny facial muscles that lead to facial lines like crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles.

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What To Avoid Before and After Your Treatment

To get the most out of your appointment and optimize your results, you should cease certain activities and medications before your treatment and in the days following.

Before Your Appointment

Leading up to your appointment, you should avoid the following substances (if they are prescribed by your physician, check with them before discontinuing):

  • Alcohol
  • Blood-thinning medication
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Topical steroids
  • Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other NSAIDs
  • St. John’s wort
  • Supplements containing vitamin E
  • Fish oil supplements with omega-3

After Your Treatment

Post-treatment, we will ask that you:

  • Don’t drink alcohol for at least 24 hours
  • Avoid heavy exercise for 24 to 48 hours
  • Don’t rub or massage the treatment area for 48 hours
  • Avoid extreme heat and direct sunlight for 48 hours
  • Avoid facials for 5 days

What Is Recovery Like?

Typically, most patients don’t need any downtime after their injectable treatment. You may experience some mild swelling and bruising at the injection site, but these symptoms should subside quickly.  

Common Questions

Is DAXXIFY the best neuromodulator?

The answer depends on your needs. If you’re looking for results that take shape quickly and are long-lasting, DAXXIFY may be your preferred option. It contains a peptide stabilizer that helps it bind to nerve cells more quickly and durably than BOTOX injections. While BOTOX and other neuromodulators typically last 3 to 4 months, patients can maintain their DAXXIFY results for roughly 6 months.

Are there any side effects?

While neuromodulators are extremely safe—especially when performed by one of our expert injectors—some patients experience minor side effects. These may include swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site that should diminish within a few days.

Can DAXXIFY be combined with dermal fillers?

Absolutely! In fact, DAXXIFY and dermal fillers can be safely combined to comprehensively smooth and volumize the skin. This combination of treatments is often referred to as a liquid facelift.

Is DAXXIFY as safe as BOTOX?

Many patients trust “tried and true” BOTOX Cosmetic because it has been on the market for more than 20 years. DAXXIFY is a more recent addition, approved by the FDA in 2022 after double-blind trials studying 609 patients. DAXXIFY has an excellent safety profile, minimal side effects, and yields excellent, long-lasting results.

What’s Next?

If you are ready for a more vibrant and youthful look, DAXXIFY, Dysport, and XEOMIN can rejuvenate your appearance with minimal downtime. Request a consultation online or call our office at  (585) 272-0700 to schedule your appointment.