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User Reviews for OnabotulinumtoxinA to treat Facial Wrinkles

Also known as: Botox, Botox Cosmetic

OnabotulinumtoxinA has an average rating of 5.0 out of 10 from a total of 16 ratings for the treatment of Facial Wrinkles. 38% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 50% reported a negative effect.

OnabotulinumtoxinA Rating Summary

5.0/10 average rating

16 ratings from 16 user reviews.

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Reviews for OnabotulinumtoxinA

Anonymous November 2, 2019

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “The day after the injections, I had a sudden onset of extreme nausea. During the following month (3-6 weeks after injections), I experienced dizziness, occasional vertigo, headaches and nausea. Week 6, my left arm went completely numb for several hours, and my headaches started to feel really unusual, like a pressure behind my eyes. Week 7, my headaches got worse and I started to develop a slew of other symptoms…a neck pain that radiated up and around my neck in waves, a continuous dull headache, along with waves of head pain and an intense pressure that radiated up the sides and around the front part of my head, plugged ears and ear/jaw pain. Some milder symptoms: on and off pain/weakness in my right leg, on and off tingling in my left arm, trouble swallowing, tinnitus. I have had a CT scan and MRI, all tests came back normal. Currently, (14 weeks after the botox) I am dealing with a mild dull headache, less intense waves of nausea and dizziness, and the waves of pressure in my head/ears/jaw.”

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S. Hudson · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 17, 2017

Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA): “This neurotoxin sent me to the hospital with leg convulsions, extreme anxiety, confusion, pain, depression and difficulties swallowing. I'm 8 weeks post botox and still have to take meds to stop my legs from convulsing. My anxiety is still through the roof. It's a very scary thing to be told by medical professionals that there is NOTHING they can do to help you. The only advise I was given was to call 911 if my throats started to close and I'd be put on a ventilator. Everyday I'm one day closer to hopefully making a full recovery. But please if you are considering using Botox do your due diligence and be informed on the risks. I had had it many times before with no problems this time my body decided enough was enough!”

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Crone · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 14, 2019

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “The second time I had Botox, I developed bad flu like symptoms the next day..fever, muscle aches, etc. When that subsided I was fine, briefly, but then I experienced pain and weakness in both quadricep muscles..a condition which lasted a full year. I could barely do stairs at times and if I had to mount anything higher than 5 ", I was in trouble. My upper legs ached constantly. That was enough for me!”

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Brittany November 22, 2019

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “I received an email from them saying “buy $100 gift card, get $100 gift card free.” I called to make sure it was legit - it was. The email specifically says “get voucher emailed to you 20 minutes after purchase.” So I go head with the purchase. Thankfully, I took screenshots of the purchase because I never got an email. My Botox appointment was the next day. I needed that voucher to pay for my Botox. It’s the whole reason I bought the voucher. Long story short - I called multiple times, multiple numbers, was on hold for a grand total of 4 hours combined and NEVER GOT THROUGH TO ANYONE. I had to go to my Botox appointment anyway and pay without the voucher. So annoying. I still haven’t received an email or call back or anything. If this is how they do business, I won’t be doing business with them anymore.”

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Anonymous July 28, 2012

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “I used the botox injections to get rid of the 3 lines between my eyes so that I didn't look like I was scowling all the time. Within a few days I experienced headaches, nausea, and extreme weakness (requiring bed rest for 3 days). Within a couple of weeks, I had vertigo. I guess I will not be able to use botox again. Oh, by the way, a year earlier I had the same symptoms, but thought it was only the flu. It was only this year that I put two and two together. I took only 17.5 units between the eyes to cause this.”

3 / 10
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MemeB88 January 28, 2016

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “Urinary retention was a very scary side effect! I had to be rushed to hospital and I was on vacation in Mexico! I also experienced flu symptoms , one day was so bad I could barely move because of muscle weakness.”

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sam15 December 11, 2016

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “I have done this twice on my forehead and in between my eyes both times I experienced pimples at the injection sites that last for weeks. I have read reviews that this has happened to hundreds of other women yet doctors want to claim it's not possible to come from Botox. I find the doctors wrong because it's not just one or two people it's several hundred people experiencing long-term pimples on the injection sites of Botox. Botox is supposed to get rid of headaches but it actually makes mine worse. I will not be using it ever again I have heard dysport is much better and we'll try that. Botox does cause pimples it does not matter what the dr. Says hundreds users have experienced these pimples therefore the proof is in the people using it.”

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Mindy March 8, 2018

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “Had botox 4 facial wrinkles & I am 60. Pleased w/results pertaining 2 my forehead, between eyes & crow's feet but wrinkles r very fine.W rinkles around my mouth r fine & also have very deep lines in this area. Apprehensive about amount suggested 2 be injected around mouth, 40 units, so I asked for 20 units around mouth, I feared the suggested amount would cause paralysis.I did see a subtle difference in fine lines around my mouth & noticed my upper lip was more defined, deep wrinkles remained .Quick procedure, no side effects, a sting around mouth & crow's feet & no recovery time.Took about 7 days 2 c any results & 14-16 days 2 c full effect. Procedure done 10/29/17 & began noticing fine lines returning the end of 02/18. After in-depth reading I will discuss a filler around my mouth & will cont. w/botox for fine lines on forehead, between eyes & crow's feet.Pleased w/my experience yet skeptical of to many units around my mouth causing paralysis/one sided upper lip droop.”

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Anonymous December 3, 2009

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “I have been getting Botox every 4-5 months for a year and a half. I am almost 41 and everyone always guesses me at 34. I love it and have never had a problem with it. I would recommend it for anyone who is healthy with no underlying problems.”

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leland81 March 31, 2009

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “I recently got Botox because I could not control my frowning and squinting and forehead wrinkling. I got Botox one month ago and my friends tell me I look like I am 22. I am going to be 28 soon and was not looking to turn back the clock, just wanted to stop the clock. Botox turned back the clock and has slowed it down significantly.”

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Daniella · Taken for less than 1 month March 19, 2018

“At age 62, I had Botox injections to remove the 11s between my eyebrows, bunny lines at the bridge of my nose , crows feet and forehead lines. Initially, I was very happy with the results until a few weeks after, I experienced severe dry eye to the point that I couldn't even cry tears. This also led to chronic blepharitis which caused extreme eyelid pain almost 24/7. Luckily, the dry eye disappeared once the Botox wore off, however, not the blepharitis. After seeing three eye specialists with no results, I eventually found a doctor who prescribed an eyelid spray called, Avenova which finally gave me relief. I will most likely have to use this medication for the rest of my life. I will never get Botox injections again.”

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Utahred · Taken for less than 1 month July 3, 2021

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “I got Botox on my forehead and around mouth. Within a few hours I had a headache and became dizzy/vertigo. I woke up feeling same. Doctors claim this isn't a side affect. Well doctors are wrong. I read that this is rare. I hope this passes soon. I tried Botox for migraines a few years ago. I had trouble breathing a few hours later. Went to ER. But I was fine. Two weeks after injection had a bad headache but lasted one day. I guess I'm not cut out for this stuff. Some people do fine. Everyone is different. But I won't do this again.”

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jeezey1522 · Taken for less than 1 month November 4, 2013

“I had Botox injections between my brows. Absolutley no pain at injection site no swelling in fact I did have a headache before treatment and it went away within 15 minutes. Two weeks post-op I am amazed that the deep wrinkles are gone and I haven't been squinting which was the cause of the whole reason for this. I would recommend this if you are healthy and want to get the lines to disappear.”

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IanLeland May 15, 2009

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “I am 28 year old male that did not like the lines on my forehead. A doctor recommended Botox Cosmetic. I am going on 3 months and can still visibly see the results.”

10 / 10
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bbgirl September 16, 2008

Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA): “Nice.”

9 / 10
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kc1918 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 2, 2015

Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA): “Botox has successfully the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on my face. I am happy with the results so far. ”

10 / 10
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