Botulinum Toxin Injection in Long-Standing Facial Paralysis Patients: Improvement of Facial Symmetry Observed up to 6 Months

@article{Salles2009BotulinumTI,
  title={Botulinum Toxin Injection in Long-Standing Facial Paralysis Patients: Improvement of Facial Symmetry Observed up to 6 Months},
  author={Alessandra Grassi Salles and Paula nuneS Toledo and Marcus de Castro Ferreira},
  journal={Aesthetic Plastic Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={582-590}
}
Despite modern reanimation surgical techniques, facial paralysis presents with functional and aesthetic deficits. We evaluated facial symmetry after treating with botulinum toxin the healthy side of the face of 25 patients with long-standing facial paralysis who had previously been treated by surgical methods, with 6 months follow-up. Evaluation consisted of a clinical score, the two subscales of the Facial Disability Index, and surface electromyography. The mean botulinum toxin dose was 38 ± 5… CONTINUE READING
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