If anyone else has suffered from excessive sweating, especially from the armpits you will understand exactly how this has transformed my life.
From keeping your arms close to your side, to being selective with what colours and fabrics your clothes are made from, these considerations have been made a thing of the past, all thanks to Botox.
Before getting Botox, I tried everything. Only wearing loose cotton tops/shirts/vests, aluminium antiperspirants that made my underarms raw, herbal remedies such as lemon, I even tried not wearing deodorants/antiperspirants at all. Nothing seemed to work. Botox was my last resort, but I regret not trying this earlier. I wasn’t going to have another summer where my unruly underarms dictate my wardrobe!
I met up with Dr. Rupert from Viva Skin Clinics at one of his practices off Old Street. The price for Botox to combat excess sweating of the armpits was £450. We had the initial consultation, he then cleansed the area and applied numbing cream onto my underarms which I had to wait for 15 minutes for it to kick in, then it was injection time!
I could slightly feel the injections; but the discomfort was definitely manageable. After 15 minutes of him injecting my underarms, it was time for him to finish off by removing the excess cream. I was free to go! Dr. Rupert was friendly, knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable.
I was asked to come back in two weeks for a follow up session to see how my excess sweating was getting on. On my return, I informed him, my left arm still seemed to be getting wet. He had no problem adding some more Botox into my left underarm (at no extra cost) and after two weeks my underarms are now, completely dry, even when I have done an intense session at the gym… Yay!
It is a shame that Botox isn’t more permanent. Botox is meant to last six months, so I’ll keep you posted with how long it lasts me.
I can now wear any fabric or colour top, I have the freedom to wave and raise my arms, I am not uncomfortable anymore from having wet underarms permanently, and I don’t ruin my tops/jackets anymore!
Winning! Definitely worth it!
For more info about putting a stop to excess sweating of the armpits with Botox please visit: http://www.vivaskinclinics.com/botoxtm-for-sweating/