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Facial Palsy in Tampa Bay

Facial palsy can be a worrying condition, but with treatment at Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay, patients are often able to make a full recovery. We are proud to offer care for this and other eye conditions to the men and women living in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, FL and the many others who travel to us for Dr. Mohadjer’s expert services.

What is Facial Palsy?

Facial palsy, also called Bell’s palsy, is a condition that causes weakness in the facial muscles, usually affecting just one side of the face at a time. It often occurs suddenly, which can be a startling sensation to those who experience it. When the muscles become weak, the affected side of the face will droop and sag. Most patients have trouble closing the eye completely and this can cause long term consequences if not managed appropriately.

This condition may be caused by infection or injury, and is often caused by swelling or pressure on a nerve. Fortunately, most patients who experience facial palsy make a full recovery, and that recovery be helped with treatment at Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay.

Am I A Good Candidate for Facial Palsy Treatment?

If you are experiencing symptoms of facial palsy, you may want to consider meeting with Dr. Mohadjer for facial palsy treatment. The best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for these services is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mohadjer. During your consultation, Dr. Mohadjer will assess your symptoms in order to diagnose your condition and recommend an appropriate treatment.

What is the Facial Palsy Treatment Like?

In some cases, facial palsy will resolve on its own within a few months. The number one goal of treatment is to protect the eye long term and to ensure there is not long term damage. Many times this can be done conservatively with medical treatments, but occasionally surgery may be needed to help the eye close and protect its function.

What is the Facial Palsy Recovery Process Like?

Since the treatment for facial palsy often only includes therapy or medications, there is no immediate downtime or recovery process involved. For this reason, patients are typically able to continue all normal activities while receiving treatment. If surgery is required, patients may have some bruising and swelling, but can return to most normal activities within a short period of time.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Facial Palsy Treatment?

The goal of facial palsy treatment is to eliminate its symptoms and restore your quality of life. Although it can be difficult to put a timeline on your results because each patient is different, most patients are able to achieve improvements within a few weeks or months of beginning treatment. Facial palsy rarely occurs more than once, so patients typically experience permanent results after treatment.

If you are seeking care for facial palsy or other eye conditions, contact us today to schedule your consultation at Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay. We are proud to serve the residents of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, FL and around the world.