Facial Nerve Repair Treatment

facial-nerve-damage-treatment-utahDr. Douglas Henstrom of Utah Facial Plastics is well known for his expertise in facial nerve reconstruction as well as facial plastic surgery. As Harvard/Mayo Clinic trained expert with over ten years experience treating patients with facial nerve disorders, Dr. Henstrom offers an array of surgical and non-surgical facial nerve damage treatment options to improve the appearance and function of areas traumatized by nerve damage.

Facial Nerve Damage Symptoms

Partial or complete facial paralysis symptoms include the inability to smile on one or both sides of the mouth, eyelid paralysis, cornea damage, drooping of the face, drooling or inability to chew, depressed eyebrows or nasal airway obstruction.

Facial Nerve Damage Treatment

Following a full evaluation and diagnosis process with Dr. Henstrom, non-surgical or surgical are recommended to treat facial nerve damage. Often times, a treatment plan includes a combination of both.

Common treatments for facial nerve damage repair:

  • Corticosteroids and/or antiviral medications to relieve the nerve of excess pressure
  • Surgery for tumor removal which also applies excess pressure to nerves resulting in nerve damage
  • Nerve transplant surgery
  • Gold weight under upper lid to allow closure
  • Browlift, facelift, or subperiosteal mid-face lift surgery to improve symmetry
  • Botox treatments
  • Nasal reconstruction surgery
  • Lower lip wedge excision of paralyzed portion
  • Lip depressor muscle rehabilitation

For a full evaluation and facial nerve damage treatment plan, call (801)776-2220 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Henstrom in Layton or Draper, Utah.



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Posted in: Bell's palsy, Facial nerve damage, Reconstructive


  1. I have had facial nerve damage from a fall when I was 18. 1 week ago on normal botox visit we talked about maybe correcting my smile with a little more botox in my lip (a little more on oneside)

    I look probably more crooked than normal, I think its more muscle memory. I feel like there could be more done for correction, if the person was experienced with the facial muscles.

    I am also curious if nerve damage surgery is still an option after all these years. I will be 40 this year.

    Comment by Brandi on May 25, 2017 at 6:14 pm

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