The Exciting New Botox Alternative Now Offered At Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery

The Exciting New Botox Alternative Now Offered At Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery

Young woman getting a Daxxify injection in her face by a esthetician.

Alongside our other popular injectables, Dr. MacLennan and Dr. Schmidt are thrilled to announce a new product at our Colchester, VT office. Daxxify is a neuromodulator, like Botox, used to reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate your appearance. But what is so special about Daxxify? This product uses an innovative stabilizing peptide that makes results last longer.


Daxxify is a cutting-edge treatment designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Like Botox, it’s an injectable treatment that smooths out fine lines. However, Daxxify’s exclusive use of a stabilizing peptide makes the treatment last longer, requiring fewer treatments to maintain your results. This makes it a particularly appealing choice for busy professionals and moms on the go.

Where Botox Differs

Neuromodulators, like Botox and Daxxify, are precisely injected into specific facial muscles to diminish wrinkles. These products contain botulinum toxin, which temporarily blocks nerve signals responsible for muscle contractions, thereby relaxing targeted muscles. Consequently, as muscle movement diminishes, the appearance of wrinkles and skin laxity reduces.

Whereas Botox typically lasts about 3-4 months, the propriety peptide in Daxxify enhances the binding of the botulinum toxin to the nerves, leading to longer treatment effects, approximately 5-6 months. Daxxify also has a slightly faster onset of action, about 1-2 days faster than Botox.

Most patients find that Botox has more of an “all-or-nothing” effect, where the product works very well for 3 months then suddenly drops off and movement returns quickly. Daxxify is the same for the first 3 months, but then it wears off very gradually over the course of the next few months. Many patients prefer this, especially those with a more “natural” aesthetic because they enjoy having some movement back without worrying about wrinkles. For patients who prefer to be completely frozen, however, Daxxify may not offer much advantage over Botox.


1. It’s Just as Effective as Botox

While it’s a newer treatment option, extensive studies have found Daxxify to be as effective as Botox in smoothing wrinkles and fine lines.

2. It’s Made of Natural Ingredients

If you’re concerned about what you’re putting into your body, you’ll love Daxxify; this treatment is made entirely from natural ingredients.

3. Results Last for Up to 6 Months

The effects of Daxxify are longer-lasting than Botox. Typically, movement will slowly start to return after 3 months and most patients require re-treatment after 5-6 months. However, everyone’s body is different, and results may vary.

4. The Treatment is Quick and Relatively Painless

Each Daxxify session usually only takes around 15 minutes, and most patients find it relatively pain-free.

5. It’s Now Available at Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery

Dr. MacLennan and Dr. Schmidt are thrilled to offer this innovative new treatment at Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, conveniently located just outside of Burlington, VT.


The choice between Daxxify and Botox depends on various factors, including individual preferences, treatment goals, and medical considerations. Daxxify may offer potentially faster onset of action or longer duration of results for some individuals. However, with its extensive clinical history and well-established efficacy, Botox remains a trusted option for many patients.

Daxxify is slightly more expensive than Botox, which can be a deterrent for some patients. However, most patients can cut down from 4 to 2 treatments per year when they switch from Botox to Daxxify.

Consulting with the doctors at Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery is crucial to ensure the best treatment option is chosen to achieve your desired results.


If you’re interested in trying Daxxify or have any questions about the treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us at (802) 231-4310 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a consultation. As always, your health and safety are our top priorities. Trust the Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery professionals with your Daxxify treatments—we look forward to seeing you soon!