Every time we post new before and after photos on our website, we try to include a bit of information about the patient. Every now and then, a patient will write about his or her experience with us and how this has affected their lives.
Here is a patient who struggled with hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) and was concerned it would interfere with her dream job. I appreciate her sharing her story with us, and wish her all the best in her new teaching position.
I am a recent college graduate (UT of course) and was fortunate enough to get a job doing what I have always dreamed of doing – teaching children with special needs!
I was very excited, but also extremely nervous to start a new job and have my very own classroom. Unfortunately nerves lead to underarm sweat and I didn’t want to start my new job with sweat stains!
I knew I would be standing in front of a class room teaching students in an environment where I would stay very active for most of the day. I had heard about using Botox to treat underarm sweating, but I am not a big fan of needles and had put it off for fear that it may hurt.
I researched and learned that Botox can last up to 6 months in the underarm area by working with the gland to stop or diminish the sweating. I went to Jill at Dr. Reath’s office. The process was thoroughly explained to me and I was excited when I was offered a numbing cream that was applied for 30 minutes prior to my treatment (this is optional).
I was shocked when the treatment began and there was hardly any pain involved! I can say the procedure was quick and pretty much painless. I think that when I get the treatment again I can go without the numbing cream and be just fine.
Jill told me to give the Botox a few days to work. One week after the injection WOW there was no sweating, no odor and I can even go without deodorant. I have more confidence when teaching in my classroom and can wear any shirt that I want to, regardless of the material it’s made of (even silk!).
I am now a fan of Botox for underarm sweating because it changed my life and I will never go back to those embarrassing sweat stains.
There are more Reath patient transformations featured in the sixth edition of our practice magazine Your Beauty, which just hit the stands.
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