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Get Long-Lasting Results When Smoothing Frown Lines at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery

If a couple of vertical wrinkles form the number 11 between your eyebrows when you scowl at the thought of looking older—or even when you squint to read stuff like this on your phone—you’ve got frown lines! Using DAXI, Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery can relax the muscles responsible for these visible signs of aging, known as dynamic wrinkles. Results are long lasting, with studies showing that the effects can potentially provide a more youthful look for about twice as long as other similar injectable. That’s right! One treatment of DAXI lasts up to six months compared to just three months for other neuromodulators. It means you would only need TWO injectable treatments of DAXI a year to maintain the results you love.

Considering how DAXI is so effective at treating forehead lines, it’s also being studied for addressing horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and the “full upper face,” which includes multiple places where dynamic wrinkles form: the forehead in general, between the eyebrows, and next to the eyes.

Discover more about DAXI® at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery. Send a message online or call 312.757.4505.

How Does DAXI Work?

Although DAXI is one of the newest cosmetic treatments available, neuromodulators are not new to the world of medicine or aesthetics. The muscle-relaxing injectables have long been used to help patients with spasticity problems because the active ingredient—botulinum toxin—is ideal for blocking nerve signals that trigger contractions.

When injected into specific forehead muscles, DAXI curbs contractions there. That means you can scowl all you want and not worry about your skin folding into telltale frown lines (though if you want to scowl a lot, we encourage you to figure out a way to improve your mood).

The effects develop within a few days of the injections, and they can last for up to six months. That means patients can maintain a smoother, more youthful appearance with only two DAXI treatments a year. Similar injectables typically wear off after three to four months.

Am I a Good Candidate for DAXI Injections in Chicago?

If you are an adult who wants to address your frustrating frown lines, you are pretty much an ideal candidate for the treatment. Our team will work with you, starting at a personalized consultation, to go over your medical history and establish your cosmetic goals to make sure DAXI truly is the best treatment option for your specific goals.

Some patients may get better results from a different neuromodulator—such as BOTOX®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, or Jeuveau—or perhaps a filler to add volume in places where collagen loss has created creases. No matter what, our goal is to pair you with the treatment or procedure that safely and effectively gives you the results you are seeking.

Results and Recovery After DAXI Injections

Injecting DAXI takes only minutes, so you can come in for an appointment and be done in the amount of time (or less) it would take you to get lunch. Since there are no side effects that would require rest or recuperation, you can return to almost all of your regularly scheduled activities right away—just like you’d be able to do after a lunch break. We’re not encouraging you to skip lunch for a DAXI session! We’re just saying it’s fast and convenient. Skip the gym for about 24 hours in order to keep your heart rate low so the active ingredients can settle in properly, and avoid hot tubs or other hot environments, alcohol, and pushing on the treatment area (whether with your hands, pillows, or anything else) for the same amount of time. You don’t have to remember all of this right now. We will remind you of these tips to maximize your results at the time of your appointment.

You will likely see some slight bruising or redness and may also feel tenderness or discomfort after your injections. There’s no need to do anything about these effects, as they will shortly go away by themselves. Soon after that—after two or three days—you should see a noticeable change between your brows. Enjoy the loss of your 11’s for six months or so! Once you notice the frown lines beginning to return, you contact us about scheduling a new DAXI treatment session.

Schedule your consultation today to find out more about reducing frown lines with DAXI at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery. Call 312.757.4505.

* Results will vary from patient to patient. No guarantees about an individual’s result can or should be made based on information provided here.

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