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Any type of facial nerve damage can cause paralysis, altering the use of facial muscles. Facial paralysis and certain types of palsy are often related. There are dozens of muscles in the face and several nerves that stem from the cranial nerve, controlling the movements of the facial features. When nerve damage occurs from palsy or other factors, facial paralysis may occur. At City Facial Plastics in New York City, we offer treatment for facial nerve damage, including treatment for Bell’s palsy.

What is Bell’s Palsy?

While there are several types of palsy that can impact the facial nerves and muscles, Bell’s palsy is the most common. This condition occurs without warning and the cause is not always known. Viral infections have been linked to Bell’s palsy, and the infection can affect the cranial nerve and cause facial impairment. Symptoms of Bell’s palsy include:

  • Drooping of the eye or mouth on one side of the face
  • Facial muscle spasms or twitching
  • Drooling
  • Difficulty closing one eye
  • One eye watering
  • Difficulty chewing

Bell’s palsy symptoms last a few days or may last for months or longer. In most cases, nerve damage from Bell’s palsy will heal on its own, but those with this condition may need treatment to control the symptoms.

Botox injections are one of the treatments used to control muscle twitching, spasms and other side effects of nerve damage. Medications can help treat viral infections that may have caused the nerve damage. If facial paralysis continues, there are facial plastic surgery options that help restore the function and appearance of facial features.

If you have facial nerve damage from Bell’s palsy or other conditions, contact City Facial Plastics today to discuss your treatment options. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Gary Linkov at our office on the Upper East Side of NYC.

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