Bell’s palsy is a top cause of facial paralysis in the United States. Yet finding the best way to treat Bell’s palsy is sometimes difficult. But with a custom treatment program from Dr. Babak Azizzadeh and The Facial Paralysis Institute team, a Bell’s palsy patient can overcome his or her facial paralysis symptoms.
Selective Neurolysis For Bell’s Palsy
Selective neurolysis is a revolutionary medical treatment for Bell’s palsy developed by Dr. Azizzadeh. It is the first permanent treatment option for patients who do not fully recover from Bell’s palsy symptoms and helps these individuals restore a natural, dynamic smile.
With selective neurolysis, Dr. Azizzadeh treats “mis-wiring” of the facial nerve that otherwise causes Bell’s palsy symptoms. The Bell’s palsy treatment is performed at an outpatient treatment center, and patients sometimes see results as soon as one day after surgery.
During a selective neurolysis procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh maps out a Bell’s palsy patient’s facial nerves via intraoperative electromyography. He then reduces the activity of facial nerves that hamper a Bell’s palsy patient’s ability to smile. Dr. Azizzadeh next releases the platysma muscle; this muscle pulls the corner of a Bell’s palsy patient’s mouth down.
For those who are wondering what is the best treatment for Bell’s palsy, there may be no better option than selective neurolysis. By consulting with Dr. Azizzadeh, an individual can determine if he or she qualifies for selective neurolysis or other Bell’s palsy treatment options.
Botox For Bell’s Palsy
Botox is commonly associated with facial rejuvenation treatments, but it also can be used to address Bell’s palsy symptoms. Botox relaxes unwanted muscle movements in the face. In doing so, Botox helps reduce tension in areas of the face that are hyperactive.
In some instances, Botox is used in combination with neuromuscular retraining to treat Bell’s palsy. Together, Botox and neuromuscular retraining help Bell’s palsy patients correct asymmetric facial movement.
Request Your Consultation With Dr. Azizzadeh Today
Dr. Azizzadeh is available to meet with a Bell’s palsy patient and discuss selective neurolysis, Botox and other treatment options. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please call us today at (310) 657-2203.