I’ve been getting botox under my armpits for years now. When I first started going, I got the injections every six months like clock work. Recently, I haven’t had to go so often. I went 10 months this time, no sweating, before I returned to my friendly dermatologist. She’s the best. I love my Kaiser dermie.
Here’s the process. Firstly, it takes a long time to book a dermatology appointment so you’ve got to be a little forward-thinking. I’d already been sweating for a couple weeks and using deodorant before I went in today. Secondly, there’s no surprises. I always see the same doctor. She always swipes each armpit clean using 4 packets of alcohol pads. She starts with my left armpit and in a grid-like fashion, pricks into my skin and injects. Same thing with the right armpit. I know I bleed because she has me clamp my arms down with gauze before I put my top back on.
But this time, for the first time ever, I looked at my armpits in the mirror and had quite a shock. It looked like I’d been attacked by a very blood-thirsty mosquito. I had about 25 small, but inflamed red bumps. I had 50 of those things when you combined both arms. Pretty scary looking!
This all made me wonder. When people get botox on their face, does the same thing happen to them? Their forehead bubbles from the injections? Also, I have dark skin, and even darker skin in that area because of the shaved black hair. If I get red bumps on my skin, I can only imagine how botox affects fair-skinned people. Gross!