Hi! My name is Bri Dotson and I'm 21 years old from Boston, Massachusetts.
For years I struggled with hyperhidrosis which is excessive sweating in the underarms, face, hands or feet.
I remember being a little seventh grader wearing long sleeves in 90-degree weather because I was embarrassed to wear a t-shirt.
I didn't want people to see my sweat stains from my severe underarm sweating.
I also remember not being able to hold anyones hands because I didn't want them to feel how clammy they were.
I lived with a major insecurity for many years because I couldn't find a remedy that actually worked and would help stop my sweating.
I tried everything from organic deodorants to sticking pads in my shirts and still nothing worked.
I was doing some research one day and I came across a website that mentioned that you could get Botox injections in your underarms to stop the sweating.
I immediately got thrilled.
I was listening to people's before and after stories and I knew that Botox was something that I needed in my life to feel confident again.
I immediately made an appointment with Dr. David Greenstein at Northeast Dermatology Associates in Beverly, MA to get a consultation.
Surprisingly enough, Botox was pretty much covered through my insurance because it's considered a medical condition, so I didn't have to pay much. This was great because I was a broke student at the time.
I ended up paying $80 for the co-pay and that was it!
The procedure was quick and painless.
I remember the whole appointment being under 20 minutes and I was shocked how quick it work.
I got that procedure done about 2 years ago and I've gone back one other time to get a touch up.
I'm proud to say that I no longer have to keep my arms by my side and wear dark colors anymore because my excess sweating has diminished so much!
I can confirm that botox works as a great hyperhidrosis treatment. It's not a cure but it's a good treatment.
My sweat glands are finally under control thanks to my botox treatments and I don't have to be so self-conscious anymore.
I am so happy to say that I am finally confident with my appearance and feel better than ever!