Treatment of idiopathic hemifacial spasm with botulinum toxin.

Twelve patients with idiopathic hemifacial spasm received treatment with botulinum toxin A over a period of 18 months. Of 76 treatments given, most (94.7%) led to successful relief of eyelid spasms and all treatments were successful for perioral and lower facial muscle spasms. An average dose of 9.3 units of toxin per session was given to produce a mean… (More)