The Differences Between Daxxify and Botox: What You Need to Know

Posted March 14, 2023 in Injectables


If you’ve heard a lot about Daxxify, then you’ve likely heard that it’s similar to Botox. In fact, there are a lot of Botox alternatives on the market, but not all of them are unique like Daxxify. If you’re looking for the absolute best way to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, or if you’ve tried Botox before, then Daxxify may be for you. Here’s what to know about this exciting new option now available at our Nashville, TN office.

What is Botox?

Botox is one of the most time-tested and popular cosmetic treatments performed each year. Botox is a form of botulinumtoxin and it’s extremely effective at weakening facial movements by binding to the nerve receptors in the muscles of the face. This can prevent the formation of dynamic wrinkles (or wrinkles caused by expressions) and relax fine lines and creases in many areas. All it requires is a quick and easy injection session.

What is Daxxify?

Daxxify also contains botulinumtoxin and works similarly to Botox, relaxing wrinkles and refreshing the face. However, Daxxify is the most recent Botox alternative to come on the market where Botox has been in use for many decades. Daxxify can be used in the exact same ways as Botox but has some key differences that make it preferable for some patients.

3 Differences Between Daxxify and Botox

Daxxify has some great benefits that make it unique from any other Botox alternative on the market. Here are just three of them.

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The biggest difference between Daxxify and Botox is that Daxxify’s stabilizing ingredient is a Peptide Exchange Technology (PXT). Botox uses human serum albumin as a stabilizing agent and other Botox alternatives even use animal-based proteins, meaning they aren’t always good options for patients who have allergies to these ingredients. Because of its revolutionary formulation, Daxxify is available to a wider selection of patients.

Long-Lasting Benefits

One of the best benefits of its peptide manufacturing process is that this allows Daxxify to last much longer than Botox. Whereas Botox typically lasts 3-4 months, Daxxify can last 4-5 months, even lasting as much as six with repeated treatments. This can drastically cut down on the amount of treatment sessions needed every year, allowing you to return for touch ups as often as twice per year versus Botox’s four.

Fast-Acting Results

Although for any neuromodulator it’s best to allow 1-2 weeks for the product to fully take hold, Daxxify is now one of the most fast-acting neurotoxins available. In some cases, Botox patients begin to see improvement in 3-5 days where Daxxify has been reported to show improvement as soon as the next day. This makes it the best option for patients who need immediate wrinkle-reducing results, such as before a big event.

Which Treatment is Right for You?

Certain injectables are best for certain patients, but there are many exciting benefits to Daxxify. If you’ve been using Botox and it works great for your needs, then it may be best to stick with it. But if you want longer-lasting results or want to try Daxxify’s industry-leading new formulation, there are benefits to switching. Our knowledgeable injectors can help you explore our extensive selection of injectable treatments and discuss which ones will best suit your goals and lifestyle.

Schedule a Consultation

At Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics, we’re excited to begin offering Daxxify to our Nashville-area patients. To schedule an appointment with our experienced team, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.

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