facial paralysis

Surgical and Nonsurgical Management of Facial Paralysis

Confidence, restored.

Facial paralysis can be a devastating condition to live with and can drastically affect your confidence and comfort in social situations. We are here to help you on your road to recovery, from diagnosis to treatment.

There is a wide range of treatment options, from surgical to nonsurgical, which can help address your concerns and improve your overall facial symmetry. With our advanced procedures, we can help restore function and appearance, allowing you to regain your confidence and enhance your quality of life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This can be a scary time. Facial paralysis can be due to a multitude of reasons and the first step on your journey to recovery is to determine the diagnosis. Facial paralysis is a symptom of a process and it is imperative we determine what that underlying process is. This can take the form of blood work, muscle function studies, viral panels, and imaging.

The answer to this is nuanced and depends on a whole host of factors including time of onset, whether the paralysis is complete or incomplete, the presence of synkinesis, and other patient-related factors. Treatment options include surgical and nonsurgical options, such as facial nerve decompression, facial nerve repair, nerve transfer procedures, corticosteroids, or Botox injections. During your consultation, we will discuss treatment options after doing a thorough physical exam and workup.

Yes! Botox is a neurotoxin that when used selectively on the nonparalyzed side can provide greater symmetry and reduce involuntary contractions. It is often covered by insurance on a recurring basis as the treatment typically wears off after 3-4 months.

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