This hugely popular treatment produces wonderful results on a wide range of people, resulting in the skin appearing refreshed and smoother, softening lines and wrinkles.
Botox® is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax the muscles which cause lines and wrinkles. Our experienced medical professionals at Ruma, Southampton pride themselves on achieving a very natural look – you will not lose the ability to make facial expressions!
Botox® is very safe, has been used medically since the 1970s and cosmetically for over 20 years in millions of people worldwide.
This treatment produces wonderful results on a wide range of people, resulting in the skin appearing refreshed and smoother, softening lines and wrinkles. Our aim at Ruma, Southampton is to provide you with a very natural look – you will not lose the ability to make facial expressions.
Those with medical conditions, such as damaged nerves or muscular complaints, should disclose this information during consultation, to avoid any complications.
Treatment is not adviseable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Whilst there is no clinical evidence of any harm, our medical professionals advised against having treatment under these circumstances.
Botox takes 3 to 5 days to start working, although in some cases it may take a little longer to see the full effects. The speed of action depends on the strength of your facial muscles and your individual response to the treatment. By 14 days you should see the full beautiful results.
Wrinkles can be identified in two ways: expressive or static. Expressive lines are, as the term suggests, those which are evident when expressing emotion. Static lines are those which remain evident even when the face is relaxed.
The main areas that are affected by expressive and static lines are as follows:
There are no long-term side effects of having wrinkle injections, meaning patients can resume their usual activities straight away, and can also fly post-treatment. It is adviseable however to avoid massaging the treated area and activities that excessively exercise the area for at least 4 hours after treatment.
Some slight bruising and swelling is a possibility directly after treatment, but this is reduced by the ultra-fine needles used at Ruma.
The immediate softening of lines and wrinkless will last for 3 to 4 months. However, there will be a greater effect over time as new lines and wrinkles can be prevented from forming.
The Glabella is the area between your brows. Over time, some may find that there is a deep line that becomes quite prominent. The use of botulinum toxin can not only relax the muscle to stop you overworking that area, it can also reduce the appearance of that static groove.
Likewise, the forehead is an area that we tend to get both expressive and static lines. The use of botulinum toxin relaxes the area to stop over-expression.
Surgery is usually the last resort for patients. They wish to get great results all the same, but would rather not go under the knife, and that is completely understandable. So how do you get a brow lift without the scalpel? Botulinum toxin can be used as a non-surgical alternative by introducing the solution to key points, relaxing the muscles we use to frown, lifting the weight that we naturally want to push down.
If your masseter muscle is particularly robust, it can make your jawline rather square. If you desire a slimmer, heart-shaped jaw, botulinum toxin can be used to streamline the area. This is particularly favourable among women.
Excess sweating can be particularly embarrassing. Botox® is very effective at relaxing the muscles around the underarm sweat glands to reduce the amount you sweat and address this problem.
Botox® is priced depending on how many areas you wish to have addressed. The 3 main treated areas are indicated below:
1 area £180
2 areas £230
3 areas £280
Advanced areas (bunny’s, lips, chin, neck) from £50
Prices include a two week post-treatment review with one of our practitioners.
If you have any questions for our experienced team of Botox professionals at Ruma, Southampton, please feel free to get in touch.