Everything You Need To Know About The New Botox Rival Daxxify

For years, Botox has been a household name for those who want to remove frown lines and other wrinkles on their face. However, a new name, Daxxify, will now enter the picture. The FDA recently approved daxibotulinumtoxinA, or Daxxify, a product by the company Revance Therapeutics (via Fierce Pharma). Daxxify is an injected neuromodulation, a feature that it shares with Botox. The new product, however, is going to be mainly known for its longevity. Daxxify can last for six months and has been effective for up to nine months in some individuals, while Botox injections only last for about three months. Just one injection can show remarkable improvement in wrinkles.

"It's been a long journey to get here," said Revance Therapeutics CEO Mark Foley. "We're super excited because it will be the first time in over 30 years that a truly innovative neurotoxin has been brought to the market." Daxxify is expected to be used for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes, just like Botox is.

What to know about Botox

With two options on the market now for wrinkles, you'll want to compare your options to decide which is best for you if you decide to pursue this treatment. Botox is an injection that works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles (via Mayo Clinic). This relaxes the muscles and gives the skin a smoother appearance. It's important to remember that Botox does not eliminate wrinkles, it just makes them less noticeable. Botox is most commonly used to treat crow's feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines. It can also be used for medical purposes such as reducing the severity of migraines, treating excessive sweating, and temporarily paralyzing muscles to help with rehabilitation after an injury.

The effects of Botox last about four to six months, and you'll need to repeat the injections to maintain the results. Some people report feeling a burning sensation when the needle is inserted, but this usually goes away quickly. There may also be some bruising at the injection site. If you're considering Botox, it's important to consult with a board-certified dermatologist to discuss your goals and expectations. They will be able to determine if Botox is right for you and create a treatment plan that meets your needs.