I had botox injections by my neurologist for migraines. It has been about 8 weeks. I am now experiencing hair loss. Is this a normal side effect?
Hair Loss After Botox Injections For Migraines?
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Botox has not been connected with hair loss
Telogen effluvium s a condition in which more hairs are lost roughly three months afer a signficant stress. This can be a physiologic stress or emotional stress. Your migranes might have been such a stress and although you're at two, not three months, maybe yours is this temporary effluvium! See a dermatologist who specializes in hair loss.
Botox for migraines in Los Angeles
The Botox injections are likely not linked to hair loss. Our office performs Botox for migraines and we have not seen any similar reports by patients who have undergone treatment.
Botox and hair loss
Dr. Barankin answers this question as I would have-Botox is not reported to cause hair loss and you should be evaluated by your primary care physician or a dermatologist for further potential causes.
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Hair loss not caused by Botox
Botox has not been reported to cause hair loss, nor is it plausible that it could have done so. Best to see your dermatologist to assess other causes for your hair loss.
Botox unlikely cause of hair loss
I doubt that your new hair loss was caused by botox. Botox is a local medication that only acts within a few centimeters of where it is injected. Hair loss can be a very complex process, and a dermatologist can help you better evaluate its cause and identify potential treatments.
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