Bell’s Palsy Treatment
Bell's Palsy is the leading cause of facial paralysis. It is a disorder that can bring devastating effects to those who suffer, including a distorted and imbalanced facial appearance as well as a loss of facial movement and expression. This not only affects one’s self-esteem, but it can also be detrimental to a person’s mental well-being and quality of life. At Forever Faces Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer leading treatment options for Bell’s Palsy. Dr. Spence is an experienced and highly skilled facial plastic surgeon who understands the intricate combination of nerves, muscles and tissues within the face. He offers surgical and non-surgical facial options to restore symmetry and functionality to the face after facial paralysis.
Symptoms and Causes of Bell’s Palsy
Bell’s Palsy is facial paralysis on one side of the face with symptoms that often develop suddenly or overnight. This is caused when the nerves that control muscle movement are damaged, which results in drooping and asymmetry in the brows, cheeks and lips. Unfortunately, this nerve damage leads to devastating cosmetic issues as well as a host of functional problems including the sense of taste and the production of tears and saliva. Consequently, patients may find it difficult to swallow, smile and speak normally. Eye problems are a critical concern for Bell’s Palsy sufferers because the eye may not be able to fully close. These are important concerns that Dr. Spence carefully addressed when providing Bell’s Palsy treatment.
By choosing a skilled facial plastic surgeon who utilizes today’s advances in reconstructive surgery, the facial asymmetries and other symptoms of Bell’s Palsy can be significantly improved. Dr. Spence offers a variety of minimally invasive procedures to treat Bell’s Palsy, including non-surgical Botox injections to the unaffected side as well as dedicated surgical techniques to restore facial balance.
If you are suffering from Bell’s Palsy, we invite you to contact us today to schedule an appointment and discover your treatment options from Raleigh’s most trusted plastic surgeon. Forever Faces Plastic Surgery is committed to using a tailored, patient-centered approach when performing face and neck procedures.