Every facial paralysis patient is different, and the recovery pattern varies from person to person. When a patient visits the dental clinic for aesthetic reasons, the dentist considers not only the chief complaint but also the overall harmony of the face. We also employ specialized taping techniques to facilitate or inhibit muscles to promote optimal facial muscle recruitment. Initially, manual massage techniques may be performed by our physical therapists, but the therapist ultimately will teach a patient the techniques so he or she can perform them regularly at home. Data in the United States show an increased use of aesthetics services by older adults.
Facial neuromuscular retraining is a technique used to treat individuals who have paralysis or paresis of the facial muscles resulting from injury or disease to their facial nerve.
Facial Retraining – Neuromuscular