Blepharospasm and Facial Spasm Treatment in Columbus
Spasms of the eyelid (blepharospasm) and face (hemifacial spasm) may develop spontaneously or secondary to Bell’s palsy, facial trauma, or facial surgery. The spasms are involuntary and frequent and can be severe enough to be debilitating. It may cause patients to be unable to open their eyes leaving them functionally blind.
Oculoplastic specialists were among the first to use botulinum toxin to treat these movement disorders involving the eyelids and face. Our extensive knowledge of the delicate eyelid structure makes us uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat these conditions.
At CK Eyelid Plastic Surgery, board-certified oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Kauh, will carefully examine your eyes and discuss your history and symptoms to formulate a personalized treatment plan.
How are these spasms treated?
Treatment of these movement disorders is with injections of botulinum toxin (Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport) in the areas of the muscles that are spasming. Following injection, the effects typically start within 3-7 days and last up to 4 months. Treatment of these conditions are typically lifelong but some patients may find that they require less frequent injections over time. Rarely, surgery may be needed for very severe diseases. The effect starts within 3-7 days and lasts for up to 3 months. Rarely, surgery may be considered to treat very severe diseases.
How does botulinum toxin work?
Neurotoxins (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport) are made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum toxin. When it is injected into muscles in small doses it works by blocking signals from nerve endings to the muscle. So when used appropriately it can stop transmission of nerve signals causing contraction of muscles around the eyes.
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What Is Botox injection Like?
First, you will have evaluation with Dr. Kauh where she develops a customized injection pattern and dose for your condition. During your procedure appointment, the areas around your eyes will be cleansed. Dr. Kauh will then inject the involved areas following the customized treatment map that was created during your evaluation. The neuromodulator will be injected into the targeted areas to alleviate the unwanted facial spasms. After the treatment, Dr. Kauh will thoroughly discuss with you your recovery guidelines and aftercare.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are having uncontrolled spasms around the eyelids or face and want to learn more about your treatment options in Columbus, contact CK Eyelid Plastic Surgery today to set up your consultation. We can discuss your procedure options and build a personalized plan to help you. Contact us today to learn more and get started on your plan.