Dr. Dhawan is coauthor of a publication about a study with a new, longer lasting version of Botox

Background

DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (DAXI) is botulinum toxin Type A formulated with a novel peptide excipient. Two pivotal, single-treatment, placebo-controlled trials demonstrated efficacy and safety for moderate or severe glabellar lines.

Objective

To further evaluate DAXI in a large, open-label, repeat-treatment study.

Methods

Subjects (n = 2,691) were enrolled from the preceding pivotal trials or de novo and received 40U DAXI. Those who received repeat treatments could be retreated when they returned to baseline on the Investigator Global Assessment–Frown Wrinkle Severity (IGA-FWS) and Patient FWS (PFWS) scales at/after 12 weeks and up to 36 weeks after treatment.

Results

High (>96%) response rates (none or mild severity) on the IGA-FWS scale were seen after each of the 3 treatments, with peak response between Weeks 2 to 4. At Week 24, ≥32% had a response of none or mild severity. Peak response rates of ≥92% were observed at Weeks 2 to 4 on the PFWS scale. The median duration for return to moderate or severe severity was 24 weeks. The safety profile was favorable and consistent with previous trials.

Conclusion

DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection efficacy was highly consistent across treatment cycles. These results confirm the previously observed efficacy rates and duration of response.

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