We are very thankful that Jackie spent a week with us at The Facial Paralysis Institute. While we are making great strides in surgical treatments for facial paralysis, facial reanimation therapy is an essential component to the full recovery of a patient
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2012
Babak Azizzadeh, MD FACS, and The Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills, CA were honored to have neuromuscular facial retraining specialist, Jackie Diels, spend a week at the Institute.
Diels is an expert in the field of facial paralysis. She has over 25 years of experience working only with patients who need to retrain their facial muscles after Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis and other causes.
“We are very thankful that Jackie spent a week with us at The Facial Paralysis Institute. While we are making great strides in surgical treatments for facial paralysis, facial reanimation therapy is an essential component to the full recovery of a patient. Jackie spent time with many of our patients and staff, providing us all with valuable information,” said Dr. Azizzadeh.
Facial physical therapy with Diels consists of special movement coordination exercises and stretches to help improve the patient’s ability to make facial expressions after the damaging effects of paralysis.
Many patients experience synkinesis after paralysis, a condition in which the nerves heal incorrectly and send the wrong message to muscles in the affected area. For example, when a patient tries to smile, their eye will close. Diels provides patients with specific techniques to counteract the effects of synkinesis so they can make a more normal facial expression.
The results of facial physically therapy may take a while to set in, but eventually patients will be able to make facial expressions that are more similar to their pre-paralysis expressions.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, the Director of The Facial Paralysis Institute in Los Angeles, is a Harvard-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, eyes and nose. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
He is deeply committed to the treatment of individuals with facial paralysis and Bell’s palsy. His expertise in facial paralysis and facial plastic surgery make him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the country.
In addition, Dr. Azizzadeh is also the Chairman and Director of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. He is an expert in surgical procedures such as facelift, necklift and rhinoplasty, as well as highly skilled in non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, including lasers, Ulthera, CoolSculpting, injectables, fat grafting, chemical peels and liquid facelifts. He has written 5 medical textbooks, lectured around the world and been featured in national media outlets including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors, The New York Times and Discovery Health for his extensive knowledge in facial plastic surgery.
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the Facial Paralysis Institute provides our patients with the most comfortable and technologically advanced facilities in the field of medicine. For more information about The Facial Paralysis Institute visit http://www.FacialParalysisInstitute.com