All right, folks, it’s now been several weeks since I Botoxed my underarms in an effort to stay dry this summer—time to check in!
First you can check out the back story and details on what it was like to get the shots here. A quick recap: I got it done so I wouldn’t have sweat marks under my arms at my friend’s wedding, the pain level was pretty low and it should last about four months.
Now, for an update on my results, question-and-answer-style! Hey, it’s been awhile since I fake-interviewed myself—I figured we were overdue.
First, did it work at the wedding? Did you get any rings on your dress?
It worked—I stayed dry under there! I tried not to look smug when one of the other bridesmaids (who shall remain nameless) had to whip out a hairdryer at one point because she had some marks pop up. But I have to say, I was very pleased for myself in that moment.
How’s it going in general? Are you really sweat-free under your arms?
Mostly yes. I do get clammy in the area if it’s really exceptionally hot out. I’m thinking this is going to save all my white tank tops this year! Hooray! The only time I really sweat there is when I go to the gym but it’s nowhere near to the level I would normally.
How has the sweat dispersed to other areas?
Despite insistence from my fellow bloggers Little Miss Fortune and Petra that I would end up perspiring like a madwoman out of weird places like my eyeballs, mostly, it seems to have been evenly redistributed throughout my whole body—well, except at the gym. When I workout, my forearms sweat way more than normal. Yes, my forearms. Weird.
Are you still wearing antiperspirant?
I don’t need it on a daily basis, but I still swipe it on for the gym.
Any strange or interesting side effects?
I get what I call “ghost sweat.” When it’s hot and I expect to perspire under my arms, I actually really feel wet even though my skin is dry. I guess it’ll just take some time for my brain to adjust.
Anything funny to report?
People keep asking if my underarms look smoother or younger when I tell them. But since you don’t have much in the way of muscles in your armpits, it hasn’t changed their appearance at all.
Do you think it’s worth it so far?
Well, if your insurance doesn’t cover it, we’re talking a couple thousand bucks here. So I suppose it depends on how much underarm sweat stresses you out in your daily life. I’ve been loving it though. And it’s such a confidence boost—much more than I would have predicted it to be!
And that’s it for now. Any of you have other questions you’d like me to weigh in on? Let me know below!
Then fore more adventures in strange and interesting beauty experimentation, check out my laser hair removal progress here and Petra’s Monistat-cream-as-makeup-primer experiment here.