My name is Kathy Hodge. I am an RN and work for Dr. David Magilke, Portland Face Doctor. I have the pleasure of injecting neurotoxins and dermal fillers for patients from the Portland Oregon area. I find it rewarding to see the peace of mind and happiness injectable results bring to men and women who tell me,” I just want to be more me.”
Neurotoxins and dermal fillers are mainly marketed and used for cosmetic purposes, but neurotoxins such as Botox Cosmetic and Dysport can also used to minimize excessive sweating. I have performed underarm injections on patients in the past, but last week it was my turn, Dr. David Magilke injected my axilla (underarms) and within 3 days I began to notice an improvement! In just one week, I no longer experience sweating as I drink my coffee in the morning.
I developed hyperhidrosis, aka, major arm pit sweating, as a byproduct of menopause. About five years ago, I started a new rule that I would not spend more than $8 for a white tee shirt because after about 4 to 5 washings, they had to be thrown away due to discoloration caused by the sweating. It was evident I had to do something when my co-worker Julie said my lab coat smelled like BO! I confessed my condition and immediately took action by scheduling time for Dr. Magilke to inject my underarms with neurotoxin. The treatment involves many superficial injections (don’t worry, the needle is super fine) into each underarm. The neurotoxin basically relaxes the muscles near the sweat glands so they no longer squeeze the sweat out. According to Dr. Magilke, the results can last 6 months to a year.
For the first time in years I’m not afraid to raise my arms and I can take the extra antiperspirant out of my purse, glove box and every bathroom in my house. I highly encourage anyone with hyperhidrosis to consider this treatment, aside from money well spent you will feel like a new person. I can’t believe I waited so long to have this treatment.