Daxxify in Santa Barbara, CA
There’s a new frown line treatment in Santa Barbara. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sara Yegiyants now offers Daxxify, an advanced neurotoxin designed to offer Botox®-like benefits with longer-lasting results. Also known as Daxi, this new injectable treatment is the first and only peptide-powered, FDA-approved expression line treatment that lasts up to nine months. This incredible feature means that with as few as two annual Daxi sessions, you can enjoy year-long smoother skin compared to the three- to four-month durations of other neuromodulators.
What Is Daxxify?
Daxxify is FDA-approved for addressing moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows. These form due to repeated muscle contractions and can result in a permanent scowl.
However, Dr. Yegiyants can also use Daxxify off-label to treat dynamic wrinkles and fine lines in other areas. You may be a good candidate depending on your medical history, compatibility with other neuromodulators, and aesthetic needs.
Dr. Yegiyants uses her knowledge of the Daxxify clinical trials and her expertise as an injector to advise you if Daxi in Santa Barbara, CA, can be a suitable treatment for your cosmetic concerns. This knowledge ensures she safely administers this innovative product.
How Is Daxxify Different From Botox®?
Since hitting the market two decades ago, Botox® has become a household name, having proven to be an effective way to soften facial wrinkles and lines. Despite the availabililty of similar products like Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau, Botox®’s reputation for consistent, predictable outcomes has helped it remain the leading neurotoxin treatments for dynamic expression lines.
As the newest injectable product to hit the market, Daxxify has already shown its strength as a top Botox® alternative. Now, this one-of-a-kind neuromodulator is available to almost anyone seeking a reliable, long-lasting anti-aging regimen.
What Makes Daxxify Different From Other Neurotoxins?
Daxxify (daxibotulinumtoxinA) is an injectable neurotoxin that is FDA-approved to treat glabellar lines using the same class of active ingredients as other injectable neuromodulators. It works by temporarily blocking nerve signals to targeted facial muscles. Once injected, Daxi softens expression lines caused by repetitive muscle movements.
Its unique formulation makes Daxi different from other neuromodulators. It attaches a protein to the toxin that temporarily blocks nerve signals, extending its impact. Clinical trials showed Daxxify results can last six to nine months for some patients, which is two to three times longer than its predecessors.
Additionally, Daxi is the first injectable neuromodulator formulated with a peptide as a stabilizer and contains no human or animal byproducts. Therefore, it is the only vegan-suitable neurotoxin.
What Are Daxxify’s Pros And Cons?
Why Daxi rather than other neuromodulators?
Patients will enjoy Daxi’s longer-lasting effects, and fewer injection sessions make it a more suitable treatment to maintain continuous outcomes. Daxi may also be ideal for the tiny percentage of patients with Botox® resistance, working as a procedure that helps where the effects of Botox®’s neurotoxin formula have diminished or become ineffective.
Disadvantages of Daxxify compared with other neurotoxins.
Because neurotoxin outcomes cannot be reversed, you should be clear on each injectable treatment’s impact on your appearance. With Daxi offering longer-lasting outcomes, it may be wise to employ shorter-lived options until you are pleased with the benefits of your injection plan. Another disadvantage is that if you experience an unwanted outcome, like eyelid sagging, with Daxxify, you will need to wait longer for its side effect to fade. However, limited data from clinical trials found adverse side effects didn’t last substantially longer than Botox®. For these reasons, choosing a highly-trained medical professional as your injector is critical.
Meet Dr. Yegiyants
Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in surgical and non-invasive procedures. Learn more about Dr. Yegiyants and why you should choose her for your next procedure.
How Do I Find a Qualified Daxi Injector Near Me?
Because Daxxify is a new product, injectors have less experience using it. Therefore, vetting providers is vital. No matter what neuromodulator you choose for your treatment regimen, optimal results depend on your injector’s knowledge of facial anatomy and how to control muscles by injecting precise amounts of the product.
As with any aesthetic procedure, we strongly urge patients to choose a practice led by a board-certified plastic surgeon. This forward thinking will help ensure the highest quality of care and safety, with stunning results to restore youthful skin appearance.
What to Expect When Working With Dr. Yegiyants
With her advanced visual arts background and superior aesthetic sense, Dr. Yegiyants is an excellent choice for your Daxi treatments. Dr. Yegiyants will first study your facial contours and wrinkles to consider the placements for the best and most natural-looking outcome.
You will receive several small injections, but your Daxi session will not take long. During your treatment, you may feel a minor burning sensation that lasts only a few seconds, but most patients describe it as highly tolerable. In addition, for patients who are particularly sensitive or apprehensive about needles, we now offer Pro-Nox. This inhalable, patient-controlled analgesic immediately reduces pain and anxiety.
You can return to your daily activities directly after receiving Daxi injections. While you may have some minor redness, this usually resolves on its own after an hour or two. The toxin takes effect over a few days, and your final results will be visible within a week to 10 days later. Daxxify outcomes can last between six and nine months. Most patients can achieve desired results with only two annual sessions to maintain wrinkle prevention and a youthful image.
Does Daxi work on all skin types?
Daxxify’s efficacy is well-established and backed by more than 20 years of research. In addition, researchers have studied Daxi in the most extensive phase three clinical trial ever conducted for frown line treatment. These tests included more than 2,800 participants across different ages and skin types.
Does Daxxify have prolonged side effects?
Common side effects observed in Daxxify clinical trials occurred within two weeks after injections and had minimal duration – consistent with other neuromodulators. Daxi is well-studied, with no severe side effects in extensive clinical trials.
Will Daxxify injections hurt?
Dr. Yegiyants uses a microneedle to perform Daxxify. Her patients tell her the injection feels like a pinch. If you are concerned about discomfort, we can minimize pain by applying ice or a topical anesthetic to numb the injection site. In addition, Daxi treatments require minimal downtime, so you can return to your daily routine directly after your appointment.
How soon will I see my Daxi results?
You may realize your Daxxify benefits as early as the next day after your treatment session, typically within two days.