Facial expressions are something that we often take for granted. The face is our platform to interact with the world, and our expressions are conveyed to others to help define us and interact with others. When a patient suffers from facial paralysis, he or she may lose complete ability to confidently interact with the world. Moreover, some patients may be perceived as being angry, upset, or aloof. We know how daunting facial paralysis can be and how many patients have been told to keep waiting or to be satisfied with the way the results they have.
Facial Paralysis Beverly Hills | Bell's Palsy Los Angeles
The facial nerve Cranial Nerve VII powers the small muscles of the face that cause the eyelids to blink and mouth to smile. Facial Paralysis is a condition where the facial nerve is partially or completely injured. Weakness can involve one unilateral or both bilateral sides of the face. When the facial nerve is injured, the electrical signals in it stop traveling from the brain to the facial muscles. Muscles around the eye and mouth no longer receive these electrical signals and turn off. Simple tasks such as blinking or making a smile become hard, if not impossible.
By combining physician leaders from multiple specialties, patients are afforded unparalleled access to national leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of facial nerve disorders. Patients have access to a broad array of diagnostic and treatment options, including surgical and non-surgical treatment for a variety of facial nerve disorders. Our Approach Our mission is to deliver seamlessly integrated and patient-centered treatment for all disorders affecting the movement of the face. Your face is the instrument through which you communicate with the world, and it is how the world sees you.
Of All the things you wear, your smile is the most important. Azizzadeh was a featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is the only facial nerve specialist to be featured on the show.