Restoring facial symmetry through non-surgical cosmetic procedures after permanent facial paralysis: a case report


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Sahan A., TAMER F.

ACTA DERMATOVENEROLOGICA ALPINA PANNONICA ET ADRIATICA, vol.26, no.2, pp.41-42, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.15570/actaapa.2017.12
  • Title of Journal : ACTA DERMATOVENEROLOGICA ALPINA PANNONICA ET ADRIATICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-42
  • Keywords: cosmetic procedures, facial paralysis, BOTULINUM TOXIN

Abstract

Facial nerve paralysis can occur due to infection, inflammation, trauma, surgery, and tumors. It leads to facial asymmetry, impaired oral competence, articulation deficits, and psychological problems. Treatment options include physical therapy, static slings, nerve and muscle transfers, blepharoplasty, brow lift, and chemodenervation with botulinum toxin. We report the case of a 66-year-old Caucasian female with permanent facial paralysis following middle ear surgery. The facial asymmetry was treated successfully with botulinum toxin A injection, hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection, and a thread-lift procedure.