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How Botox and Dermal Fillers Can Help Bell’s Palsy and Cancer Patients

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Sponsored Content, Written by Corina Corbeille

Botox and dermal fillers are proven to be safe and effective. And treating breast-cancer and Bell’s palsy patients is no exception. These are just a few of the medical diagnoses Botox can help when it comes to aesthetics. Botox and dermal fillers are becoming main-stream and more popular tools to create facial balance when treating patients with facial asymmetry and volume loss due to a medical diagnosis. There can be physical, emotional and social changes, which can impact a person’s daily life. Social interactions can be daunting, especially with people who knew the patient when her or his appearance was considered “normal.” Botox and dermal fillers can be used to improve facial symmetry, easing the lifestyle changes that come with such a diagnosis.

A breast-cancer patient can benefit from Botox and dermal-filler injections while going through such a difficult time in her life. These minimally invasive products offer minimal downtime, if any, are safe, effective and the perfect answer for someone who wants facial rejuvenation without having surgery. In fact, with the rapid weight loss, collagen depletion and aging that can occur with these types of patients, Botox and dermal fillers are a great solution to helping improve the facial contouring and reestablish youthful vectors. They can also help boost the patient’s self-esteem and confidence, knowing they are putting their best face forward when going through such an experience.

I am also a huge advocate of preventative treatments and starting early to stay a step ahead of the aging process, which starts after the age of 30, when collagen production slows down. We are all aging daily and collagen depletion is inevitable, but with Botox and dermal fillers, we can preserve, maintain and prevent the aging process from being severe.

Bell’s palsy is the paralysis or severe weakness of the nerves that control the facial muscles, usually on one side of the face. When it comes to Bell’s palsy patients, Botox is a great treatment for restoring facial symmetry. The paralyzed side of the face can create distortion when the patient is making facial expressions. Relaxing the unaffected side of the face with Botox, where the muscles are strong, can help to create symmetry and a normal appearance until the condition resolves, although both sides of the face are often treated to preserve facial balance. Doses can vary, depending on the intensity of the muscles involved. Botox injections can help relieve the pain and suffering that comes with the symptoms of Bell’s palsy, easing the patient through this difficult time. Botox can start giving relief within 24 hours, with a maximum effect at two weeks, lasting approximately three to six months. Dermal fillers can also be used to help balance facial volume loss, which can occur due to asymmetrical muscle movement over time.

Botox and dermal fillers are great for anyone who is interested in aging gracefully and naturally, including Bell’s palsy patients and breast-cancer patients and survivors. Book an appointment at Tru-Skin Dermatology and create a skin-care plan that’s right for you!


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