Botox may provide relief for this facial nerve condition

Posted on August 28, 2013 by

Botox injections are widely used to help men and women in Miami obtain smooth, creaseless skin, but that isn’t the only benefit of this cosmetic treatment. Recently, one surgeon from the Loyola University Medical Center revealed that regular Botox treatments can also address many physical symptoms linked to facial nerve disorders.

Bell’s palsy is a neurological condition that causes a slackness in facial muscles, leading one side of the face to visibly droop. Though the Mayo Clinic notes that the disorder is typically temporary, it can go on for weeks, subjecting patients to frustrating ticks and spasms. The change to their physical appearance can also make Bell’s palsy particularly detrimental to the self-esteem and overall well-being of sufferers.

To help remedy this, Dr. Matthew Kircher has started performing routine Botox injections on his patients every three to four months to improve symmetry and calm involuntary muscle movements. He explained in a press release that these treatments “can make a huge difference in patients’ lives.” 

The source also states that Botox may help diminish platysmal banding, or the vertical lines that form as a result of the constant muscle contractions facial nerve disorders cause.

If you’re plagued by unwanted creases and wrinkles, whether because of a prior medical condition or the constant pressures of everyday life, contact Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Craft today. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Craft is well-versed in the surgical and aesthetic aspects of Botox, dermal fillers, face lifts and other procedures, and can advise you on the right treatments to produce your desired results. 

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