What Is Facial Nerve Paralysis?

Facial nerve paralysis is a condition that results in the loss of voluntary muscle movement in the face, leading to asymmetry, difficulty with facial expressions, and other functional impairments such as blinking and smiling. It can stem from various causes, including Bell's palsy, trauma, or surgical complications, with symptoms ranging from mild muscle weakness to complete paralysis on one side of the face, affecting the eyelid and mouth, which can lead to dry eye, difficulty eating, and pronounced asymmetry.

Managing these symptoms requires a tailored approach, focusing on restoring function and aesthetic balance. At Elite Plastic Surgery, we combine medical expertise with compassionate care to select the most effective treatments for each individual case of facial nerve paralysis. If you’d like to learn more about the ways we can help you address facial nerve paralysis, our team is here to help. Reach out to Elite Plastic Surgery in Chandler or Phoenix and set up your consultation with a helpful team member today.

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How Gold Weight Placement Can Help with Facial Nerve Paralysis

Gold weight placement is a targeted solution for patients experiencing difficulty with eyelid closure due to facial nerve paralysis. This procedure involves implanting a small gold weight in the upper eyelid. The weight gently aids the eyelid to close, improving blink function and protecting the eye from dryness and exposure. 

This minimally invasive surgery offers a significant improvement in quality of life, allowing for better eye comfort and reduced risk of corneal damage. The experienced surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery meticulously tailor the weight and placement to each patient, ensuring a natural look and enhanced functionality.

How BOTOX Can Help with Blepharospasm

Blepharospasm, characterized by an involuntary twitching or closure of the eyelids, can be effectively managed with BOTOX injections. BOTOX, a neuromodulator, temporarily relaxes the muscles responsible for the spasms, providing relief from the frequent blinking and eye closure that can interfere with daily activities. This treatment, administered in our clinic, is quick, involves minimal discomfort, and can significantly improve eye function and comfort. Our approach focuses on precision and individualized dosing to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients suffering from blepharospasm.

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How BOTOX Can Help with Hemifacial Spasm

Hemifacial spasms involve involuntary contractions of the muscles on one side of the face caused by irritation of the facial nerve. Similar to its use in treating blepharospasm, BOTOX injections offer an effective solution to reduce these spasms. By carefully targeting the affected muscles, BOTOX helps to ease the contractions, resulting in a smoother, more relaxed facial appearance. Your treatment will be tailored to your specific condition and personal goals, ensuring a reduction in the frequency and severity of spasms while maintaining your natural ability to form facial expressions.

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The Day of Your BOTOX Procedure

On the day of your BOTOX procedure at Elite Plastic Surgery, you'll be greeted by our supportive team, ready to make your experience as comfortable as possible. The procedure itself is quick, often completed in just a few minutes per injection site. After a thorough consultation to map out the precise areas for treatment, the BOTOX will be administered with a fine needle, targeting the muscles affected by spasms or paralysis.

Discomfort is minimal, often described as a slight pinch. Post-treatment, you can immediately resume your day with no downtime required. Your results will begin to appear within days, achieving full effect in about two weeks, offering relief and improved facial symmetry. To learn more about this procedure and how it can benefit you, reach out to Elite Plastic Surgery and set up your consultation with a team member today.

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