A Hemifacial spasm is a disorder that typically involves contractions of the muscles on one side of the face. The Hemifacial spasm affects both men and women, but is slightly more common in the elderly. Typically the first symptom will be a nerve twitching in the face which can gradually proliferate throughout the muscles in the lower face. This can cause you or a loved ones face to be pulled to one side. With time the muscle spasms will spread to include spasms on both sides of the face along with more constant and prolonged twitching. A Hemifacial spasm is caused by a nerve injury although we don't know how the nerve is effected
At The Facial Paralysis Institute we are at the cutting edge of Hemifacial spasm treatment. Dr. Babak Azizzadeh the Director of The Facial Paralysis Institute has one of the highest success rates in the nation treating patients for a Hemifacial spasm. Although every patient and treatment is unique, many times a botulinum toxin/ Botox can be injected into the areas affected to keep the facial nerves from twitching. This is a newer cutting edge tecnique that The Facial Paralysis Institute adopted early on.
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Surgical treatment may also be an option if you are looking to treat a Hemifacial spasm.
By consulting with The Facial Paralysis Institute you will find the most extensive treatment to relax the pressure in the facial nerves. By relaxing the facial nerves through the treatment of microvascular decompression we can stop the twitching of a patient with a Hemifacial spasm.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh the Director of The Facial Paralysis Institute is constantly innovating and staying abreast of the top surgical techniques. Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of The Facial Paralysis Institute along with The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conduct research related to the Hemifacial spasm.
If you would like more information on how to treat a Hemifacial spasm or other facial paralysis treatment, we encourage you to pick up the phone and give us a call.
The Facial Paralysis Institute also offers an Internet consultation that is live with The Facial Paralysis Institute via a web cam or other online meeting software.
If you are suffering from facial paralysis or any other related condition, schedule a consultation with Beverly Hills facial paralysis expert Dr. Azizzadeh by calling (310) 657-2203 today!
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