Dr. Bruce Katz was featured in an Allure article entitled "What's the Deal With Daxi, the New Neurotoxin Everyone's Talking About?"
What is Daxi, and how does it work?
..."Daxi can help smooth fine lines on the face for a younger-looking appearance," says Bruce Katz MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Juva Skin and Laser Center in New York City. Dr. Katz, who was also one of the first dermatologists to clinically study Daxi, explains that it is formulated with a proprietary protein, which the toxin that paralyzes the muscle is attached, causing the longer-lasting results.
How is Daxi different from other neuromodulators?
...Dr. Katz adds that in the FDA trials, he's noticed patients experience even better skin results than those who used other neurotoxins. "With some neurotoxins, there is a line of demarcation that shows you where the treatment ends relative to the surrounding areas," he says. "Daxi seems to have a smoother transition from the treated area to the untreated area."
Are there any downsides or risks?
If you've already had Botox or other neuromodulator treatments, then you can pretty much expect the same possible side effects, such as mild bruising and drooping eyelids or brows, with Daxi. Dr. Katz adds that some people have reported getting headaches after treatment, but these cases are rare and the headaches ultimately go away.
He advises that those with nerve disorders in the face, like multiple sclerosis (MS), stay away from Daxi, but otherwise deems it safe for most people to use...
...As with any procedure, Dr. Katz stresses the importance of going to a provider who specializes in these aesthetic injections to minimize the risk of negative side effects. "Daxi paralyzes the muscle and prevents movement, so if it is injected in the wrong area, there is the risk of ending up with a drooping eyelid or eyebrow," he says. "It's important to go to a practitioner who is versed in administering neurotoxins to ensure correct placement."
When will Daxi be FDA-approved?
Hopefully soon. According to Revance, the company resubmitted its Biologics License Application to the FDA on March 8 and is waiting for final approval. Both Dr. Katz and Dr. Lovell say that it could be approved by the end of this year, with pricing based on the practitioner providing it.
Be sure to keep this guide handy while you wait. If you're looking to address some of your skin-care concerns, then Daxi is something you'll definitely want to keep your eye on.