Can Botox/Dysport make my hair fall out ?

Hello Dr. Irwin~ I had botox between my brows, just above the brows and the crows feet in Feb 2015. One month ago I noticed my once gorgeous fingernails became paper thin and peeling. They have not grown since. At the same time my hair started falling out in clumps while taking a shower and sporatically all day, its everywhere. I have noticed that my body hair is slowing in growth and the scalp hair is not growing nor my eyebrow hair. I have read online that this is a common problem with botox treatments and the hair does not grow back. As anyone would be, I am very upset to be going through this. I chose a very reputable dermatologist for another treatment and they talked me into the botox that day as well(will never not follow my gut again). Any thoughts on how to reverse this damage? Respectfully, Pamela

Dear Readers and Friends –    Please, please take everything on the internet (I know this sounds odd) with a “grain of salt.”   For those with english as a second language that means –  BE SKEPTICAL.  

Let’s just say this…… because I never say never but………..99.9% of the time if your hair is falling out is being caused by something else – not Botox.   Please go this week – NOW  – to your primary care doctor or your dermatologist and be evaluated.   There is literally a list of about 30 things that can cause hair loss and some of them can be more serious – like thyroid problems and gastrointestinal problems, for example. 

Hope this helps,  Dr. I


Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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