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Treatment for Flaccid Paralysis
Flaccid paralysis is a neurological condition characterized by the weakness of the facial nerve that results in complete lack of movement in the face. Several conditions can cause damage to the facial nerve, and they can result in flaccid paralysis. Common symptoms of this facial paralysis include reduced muscle tone, an inability to contract the facial muscles (e.g., inability to close the eye or lift the corner of the mouth), inability to raise the eyebrow, inability to smile, speech impairment, as well as difficulty eating or drinking.

Bell's Palsy

Bell's Palsy
Bell’s Palsy is a type of facial paralysis that affects the ability to control the muscles on one side of the face. Most people (70%) who suffer from Bell’s Palsy are only affected temporarily and will fully recover from the condition within weeks to months. While there is no specific cause of Bell’s Palsy, it is mostly contributed to a viral reactivation in the facial nerve. Some people who suffer from a viral infection are left with the virus hibernating in the facial nerve nucleus.

Hemifacial Spasm

Hemifacial Spasm
At New York Facial Paralysis, we offer cutting edge treatment that focuses on all causes of facial paralysis. Dr. O leads our practice as a facial plastic surgeon trained in facial paralysis and reanimation. The uniqueness that Dr. O brings to her treatment options is understanding both the functionality and balanced aesthetics of the face. Hemifacial spasm is a rare neuromuscular disorder in which the muscles on one side of a person’s face twitch or contract involuntarily.
Facial Exercises for Those with Facial Droop
Facial droop is one of the most recognizable symptoms of Bell’s palsy. Also referred to as Facial paralysis, facial droop is the result of damage to the facial nerve or muscles. Many stroke victims also suffer from facial droop, and this is often the most emotionally difficult symptom for people to deal with.