If you are like me then you haven’t found a solution to simply stop your excessive sweating without a heap of side effects.
I started looking at alternative treatments to stop my embarrassing problem after one too many rashes, hives and even worse nothing happening at all.
Dr Naomi specialises in Botox for excessive sweating or what the pro’s call hyperhidrosis. That unsexy term is pretty fitting for a very unsexy problem!
After the initial consultation a topical numbing cream is applied to the area and I was wrapped with cling wrap to further activate the effects. Next Dr Naomi iced the area that was going to be injected first. With all of the icing and topical anesthetics, I couldn’t feel the injection of Botox at all.
The first underarm injections were over before I knew it and we were onto the next one. The second area was then iced and the treatment was repeated. This time, I knew what to expect so it was a bit easier on my psyche. If anything it feels like a tiny pinch that only lasts a second with no pressure at all.
This same treatment can be applied to arms, feet or face if you feel that you don’t sprinkle dainty droplets but instead slip and slide through life.
There was no redness or bruising from the injections and I was able to go about my day normally. The effect of the injections start to occur within 2-8 days and the maximum effect will kick in around the 3-4 week mark. The treatment lasts for about a year on average.
It’s been exactly a month since I received the treatment and have seen a significant decrease in sweating under my arms. The best bonus is that because I’ve stopped sweating I don’t smell like a cavewoman at the end of the day.
I can also wear my favourite “normal people’s” deodorant from Rituals Cosmetics just because the fragrance is really nice.
If you are a bit squeamish around needles Dr Naomi has laughing-gas handy that will definitely get you chatting away which is a great distraction. Plus she is super charming and easy to talk to you which will definitely take your mind off of it!
Average cost is around $680 but can be a bit more depending on the size of the area.