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Initial post: Aug 31, 2012 3:59:38 PM PDT
My daughter started botox injections for her "wrinkles" one year ago. For the past several months, she has been experiencing a lot of hair loss. While trying to think what she's done that is fairly new, I googled botox and hair loss and found a thread where several women felt the two were related. I further checked side effects of botox as well as botulism and hair loss was not listed. That is not surprising as the botox industry is huge and powerful. Has anyone else experienced this side effect after having botox injections???? Thanks for sharing.

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Posted on Sep 10, 2012 8:43:21 PM PDT
I had botox injections for migraines approximately 2 months ago. My hair is falling out by the hand fulls. I have not started or stopped any new medications and have had a full blood panel done. Redults are normal. I am not a doctor, however I have don't think I will be getting the next recommended injections in October. Very confused!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2012 7:47:38 AM PDT
I did find two posts on google from people saying they thought their hair loss was due to botox injections and that is why I started this discussion. Very difficult to prove that the botox is the cause of hair loss as only a small percentage of people experience it.

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 5:45:51 PM PDT
D. Barber says:
I have been getting injections for migraines. Am on my third round and have just made the connection that this is definately the cause of my hair loss. I will not be using Botox again and hope that my hair comes back. Thank goodness I had lots of hair so it's not completely noticeable, yet!

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 5:46:57 PM PDT
D. Barber says:
I have been getting injections for migraines. Am on my third round and have just made the connection that this is definately the cause of my hair loss. I will not be using Botox again and hope that my hair comes back. Thank goodness I had lots of hair so it's not completely noticeable, yet!

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 1:32:22 PM PDT
N. Priest says:
Hi,
I just came to the realization that my hair loss may be due to Botox injections. I am curious if anyone else has dealt with what I am dealing with though since my hair loss starts about three months AFTER I have had the injections. I have had Botox twice and BOTH times I experienced heavy hair loss exactly three months after the injections. The first time I became pregnant about two months after the hair loss started so my hair began growing back again and the shedding stopped. Now I have been experiencing this again after my second round of Botox injections so I figure the two have to be related.

Both times I experienced the hair loss I had blood tests for thyroid and iron and they came back completely normal. Clumps of hair come out of my head all day. This has been happening now for the second time for close to three months. The first time I became pregnant so the hair loss stopped but I am not sure what to do now. It is weird though because I only experience the hair loss three months after the injections. I haven't found anything in my research from people stating that they experienced hair loss months after the injections...it is usually as soon as they receive the injections. Just want to let the original poster know...but I am also looking for any people that may know about my experience as well. Thanks!

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 3:51:17 PM PDT
Kay-K says:
I think I am losing my eyebrows due to botox. Has anyone else experienced this? The injections were above the nose between my eyes.

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 3:56:36 PM PDT
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B. slowe says:
why are people so fliping mean

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Posted on Dec 25, 2012 12:23:25 AM PST
J. Lipton says:
I also lost my eyebrows after botox. The first time it happened I was under a lot of stress and thought that was the cause. The second time, I realized it was the botox. My hairline started receding as well. A year later, my hairline is a full 1" back and thinning. The greatest loss was on the left side, where I had an additional botox injection around my eye. Like you, I had the blood tests. Everything was fine. I finally see some eyebrow hair. I can only hope my hair grows back. No more botox for me! Also, most doctors are not aware of this side effect.

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Posted on Jan 15, 2013 7:43:09 PM PST
saf559 says:
I also have severe thinning and hair loss attributed to Botox. So upsetting.

Posted on Jan 26, 2013 12:21:07 PM PST
I had Botox injections in my scalp and it most certainly made my hair fall out. I live a healthy lifestyle and have made no other changes in my life. It was the Botox for sure.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 3:30:47 PM PST
Earl says:
I also experienced this side-effect. I had botox on my forehead in Aug and by Oct I could easily lose about 50 hairs just by brushing my hair over the sink for about 30 seconds. The shed stopped several months after the botox wore off and when it was over I could definitely see a huge difference in my hair. While I am a guy with light MPB (I'm a type 2ish on the Norwood), I have never seen anything like this before--this event alone put me closer to a type 3. What I suspect is that in people who might experience some degree of hairloss in life, Botox acts as an accelerant--like pouring gasoline on a fire. As much as I loved the results of my Botox on my forehead, I would never have it done again because of this.

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Ali says:
"Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three to four months. Side effects can include pain at the injection site, flu-like symptoms, headache and upset stomach. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids" [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/botox.html]. From my own experience, experiments, and investigations, I have inferred that a prime factor in balding is degeneration of nerves and thereby loss of effective vasodilation and loss of effective immunological activity regulating proliferation of cryptic microorganisms (L forms and mycoplasma). I have inferred pattern balding of the scalp is largely driven by degeneration of dental structures degenerating dental nerves, such as the trigeminal nerve, that innervate the scalp, yet that the effects can manifest in the scalp even from far distally, for instance degenerating nerves in the penis as erectile function wanes. The nervous system is, in some sense, like a circulatory system that cryptic microorganisms can traffic along and that regulates immune activity in distant locations. A single nerve can be three feet long, and a given nerve all but invariably networks with many other nerves, ultimately reaching far distal locations. I would expect that anything degenerating nerves, especially at the mouth or forehead or eyes, favors hair loss.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2013 8:19:46 AM PST
Thank you for this post. I thought that botox was injected into the muscle, not the nerve. So am I correct in saying if the botox is injected into the nerve, it could cause hair loss. Furthermore, would I be correct in saying if botox is injected in the nerve, it is an error???

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D. Howells says:
I have also experienced hair loss after a period of 2-3 months following administration of Botox. I have been having Botox in my forehead and around my eyes on and off for around 5 years. In February 2012 I had a hair transplant in canada to restore my hairline by a very reputable surgeon (I live in the UK and travelled to use one of the best surgeons available). At 2.5 months post transplant I had a Botox topup in my forehead and around my eyes. At 5 months post transplant my hairline was looking amazing and my regrowth was taking full effect. However, two weeks later (3 months after botox) my hair began to shed and thin out dramatically in the transplanted area and I couldn't understand why. My surgeon couldn't understand either and had told me pre-op that Botox should be fine. Gradually my hair started to recover but then in November 2012 I had another topup, two months later and bam, major shed and thin out again. I just went to see a trichologist in Evesham and she suspects Botox is the cause and said that it will often take two months or more following the "insult" to the follicles before they will shed the hair. I now have to wait for the agent to break down and hope that my hair recovers. Needless to say I won't touch Botox again. Good luck all.
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