Study: kids with facial paralysis may benefit from Botox

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Study: kids with facial paralysis may benefit from Botox

A recent study revealed that children who are afflicted with facial paralysis may benefit from regular Botox cosmetic procedures, Medical Daily on March 5 reported.

The researchers studied 18 individuals aged 4 to 17 who have underwent Botulinum toxin A treatments for nine years. The procedure, according to the study, may restore patients’ smile symmetry. They saw the average individual improve their facial symmetry 61% . The study that was released in “JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery” suggested the Botox treatment was largely effective with no reported complications, but suggested more research be conducted to confirm long-term safety and effectiveness.

This study builds on the success of an earlier adult trial. If you are interested in Botox treatment for facial paralysis or just to conceal common signs of aging, be sure to schedule an appointment with the experts of Bergman Plastic Surgery. Learn more about our treatment procedures today by calling 515-222-1111.