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Afrashtehfar CDM, Afrashtehfar KI
Smile enhancement with botulinum toxin in a patient with facial palsy
Rev Fac Med UNAM 2015; 58 (4)

Language: Español
References: 15
Page: 34-38
PDF: 206.79 Kb.

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By altering muscle function, facial palsy causes functional, psychological, emotional, aesthetic and social changes. There are several etiologies and multiple treatments to treat paralyzed side. However, patients with longstanding facial palsy, patients in whom surgical treatment has generated minimal benefits or patients who are not candidates for surgical treatments, the use of botulinum toxin is an adequate alternative to treat affected side when there are sequelae as sinkynesis, hypertony or hemifacial spasm. In the unaffected side is also used to cause static and dynamic aesthetic and functional symmetry.
We present a male patient with right idiopathic facial palsy treated with selective contralateral chemodenervation with botulinum toxin. This treatment resulted in the patient’s favorable evolution towards functionality and normalization of dynamic facial symmetry.

Key words: botulinum toxin, botox, facial palsy, Bell’s palsy, facial asymmetry.


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