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Who Qualifies As a DAXXIFY Provider? What You Need to Know Before Scheduling an Appointment5 min read

Who Qualifies As a DAXXIFY Provider? What You Need to Know Before Scheduling an Appointment
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Whether it’s BOTOX or the newest sensation, DAXXIFY, opting for an injectable treatment isn’t just about the promise of smoother skin. It’s about trust. It’s about handing over one of your most precious assets — your face — to someone with a syringe. 

A tad dramatic? Maybe. But if you’ve ever felt that pulse of anxiety about who’s on the other side of that needle, you know exactly what we’re talking about.

So, why does it matter who qualifies as a DAXXIFY provider? Because you’re not just looking for any hands; you want the right hands. The ones that know their way around the intricacies of muscles, veins, and nerves, ensuring you walk out looking refreshed, not “frozen.”

Who Can Administer DAXXIFY Treatments?

Regulations on who can administer injectables like DAXXIFY in the U.S. often vary by state. 

Licensed medical professionals such as doctors, physician assistants, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners are typically entrusted with such rejuvenation treatments. 

Given their specialized training, plastic surgeons like Dr. Chang are often the preferred choice for anyone seeking these procedures. Always verify specific regulations with your state’s medical board or licensing body.

Are All Cosmetic Professionals Qualified to Administer DAXXIFY?

Not necessarily …

While many cosmetic professionals may offer a variety of aesthetic treatments, only those who have received proper training and have the appropriate medical credentials administer injectables like DAXXIFY.

This is crucial, as the procedure involves a deep understanding of facial anatomy, potential side effects, and correct dosing. 

Many governing bodies, such as the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, emphasize the importance of seeking treatments from qualified professionals like Dr. Chang and his expert team.

How to Vet a DAXXIFY Provider Before Booking

  • Check Their Credentials: Ensure the provider has the appropriate medical qualifications. Look for affiliations with professional organizations like the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
  • Ask About Training: Specifically, ask about their training in administering DAXXIFY. Did they receive formal training, and if so, where?
  • Read Reviews: Patient testimonials and reviews provide invaluable insights into a provider’s expertise and patient satisfaction levels.
  • Schedule a Consultation: This allows you to ask questions, gauge the provider’s experience, and understand their approach to patient care.
  • Inquire About Before-and-After Photos: This can give you an idea of the results the provider has achieved with other patients.

Remember, choosing the right provider isn’t just about experience; it’s about trust, comfort, and ensuring you’re in the safest hands possible.

What Pre-Appointment Questions Should You Ask?

  1. How familiar are you with DAXXIFY treatments? Given its novelty, you must gauge your provider’s experience with this specific neuromodulator.
  2. What are the potential side effects? While similar to other neuromodulators, it’s essential to understand any specific risks associated with DAXXIFY.
  3. How many units will I likely need? As DAXXIFY often requires more units than BOTOX, the answer will help you anticipate costs and potential results.
  4. What results can I expect, and how long will they last? While individual experiences may vary, DAXXIFY boasts impressive longevity, with average results lasting 6 months and, for some, up to 9 months.
  5. Do you have any before-and-after photos of DAXXIFY treatments? Viewing your provider’s portfolio of DAXXIFY treatments offers insights into their expertise and the outcomes they have achieved for their patients.

How Does DAXXIFY Compare to BOTOX?

DAXXIFY, the rising star in the realm of neuromodulators, functions similarly to BOTOX by blocking nerve signals to targeted muscles and reducing wrinkles and fine lines. 

Yet, there are discernable differences:

  • DAXXIFY is known for its long-lasting effects, making it an excellent choice for those who prefer less frequent touch-ups.
  • While DAXXIFY is excellent for those seeking consistent, long-term results, BOTOX may be the better fit for patients seeking to occasionally experiment with their aesthetics.
  • DAXXIFY often requires more units (up to 40) than BOTOX’s standard 20 units.

What Unique Ingredients Make Up DAXXIFY?

While other treatments like BOTOX rely on human serum albumin (HSA), a blood byproduct, as a stabilizer, DAXXIFY takes a different approach. It is the only formulation with an innovative peptide as its stabilizer, setting it apart from competitors. 

What’s even more notable? DAXXIFY does not contain any human or animal byproducts, ensuring it’s free from these potential allergens or ethical concerns.

Choose the Right DAXXIFY Provider!

Considering a DAXXIFY treatment? Don’t leave it to just anyone. Trust the expertise of Dr. Chang and his dedicated team. 

As seasoned professionals in plastic and aesthetic medicine, they have the skillset, precision, and know-how to deliver transformative results with DAXXIFY. 

Elevate your beauty experience and ensure peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of the best!

Meet us at 19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call us at (703) 574-4342 for a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang before moving forward with your procedure. If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end. Also, remember to check out our blog and social media for more information on cosmetic surgery trends!


  1. “American Board of Cosmetic Surgery: Medical Board.” ABCS, 15 Feb. 2023, www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/. Accessed 18 Sep. 2023.
  2. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, www.plasticsurgery.org/. Accessed 18 Sep. 2023.
  3. “Protecting the Public.” Federation of State Medical Boards, www.fsmb.org/. Accessed 18 Sep. 2023.

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