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Botox For Facial Synkinesis (Deep Research)

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1Can Botox Help Synkinesis?

For synkinesis patients, Botox can relax muscle movements in the abnormal and hyperactive side of the face. In doing so, the injectable helps these patients achieve a symmetrical facial appearance. It also reduces unwanted facial muscle movement.

2How Do You Treat Facial Synkinesis?

The most common therapeutic modalities for the treatment of facial synkinesis include (1) botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injections for selective chemodenervation of affected muscle groups and (2) facial neuromuscular retraining.

3Can Facial Synkinesis Reversed?

As any conditioned reflex, facial synkinesis can therefore be reversed by negative feedback, as demonstrated by results of our patients.

4Can I Get Botox If I’Ve Had Bell’S Palsy?

If you have had Bell’s Palsy and are fully recovered, the fact that you have had Bell’s Palsy in the past should not affect your current use of Botox.

5How Do You Fix Facial Synkinesis?

How do you treat facial synkinesis?
Facial retraining therapy.

6Does Synkinesis Ever Go Away?

Answer: If treated early enough, in some cases synkinesis can be resolved. In long-term cases, regular soft tissue release and stretches will temporarily make the face feel less tight however the tightness does return. The stretches do however form the foundation for facial movement retraining.

7How Long Does Facial Synkinesis Last?

Synkinesis is an abnormal involuntary associated facial movement (9-11) that occurs in nearly all cases of facial nerve degeneration which would tend to regenerate from the proximal site of injury (12). Synkinesis begins 3–4 months after regeneration of FNP and continues for up to 2 years (8-10).