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How can I fix my Bell’s palsy affected side of face?

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A Q. I got Bell’s palsy in October 2012 while I was pregnant. I was not allowed to take steroids. This is the best it has gotten and I want to feel confident. I have such low self esteem due to this. A.  Congrats on the pregnancy! So sorry for the Bell’s Palsy! Thanks for sharing your photos. ​ ​You appear animated and adorable. While I do see some residual muscle and volume imbalances, remember that it is also natural to have asymmetry between one side of the face / body and the other. ​ ​The use of injectables such as:
  • ​Botox, Dysport, Xeomin muscle relaxers
  • ​Hyaluronic Acid (HA) gel fillers
  • ​Sulptra filler / stimulator for firming
  • ​ZO Obagi Skin Health with peels for clearing, protecting and tightening your skin ​are an art and a science!​
​You could get by with little if any but I can see where:
  • ​left brow lift (Botox) and right forehead line reduction (Restylane Silk) would help
  • ​asymmetric left and right upper cheek fill (Voluma or Restylane Lyft) will more even out cheeks, face and nasolabial lines
  • ​possible trial of DAO botox injection to help lift mouth corner.
Consult with and choose your well versed, artsy, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or ENT Facial Surgeon with care. I wish you well!
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