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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Aging: As people age, the muscles in the face become weaker, resulting in facial droop or jowels in many people.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Brain injury: For the same reason that there is frequently weakness on one side of the body. The area of the stroke effects the part of the brain that controls the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not necessarily: May not be a stroke. It could be a problem with the facial nerve. Either way, it should get checked out to determine location and treatment.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It depends what part of the brain the stroke happens in. Facial droop is a possibility but so is arm or leg weakness, difficulty speaking, confusion, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible emergency: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out worrisome things such as stroke.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Assuming no weight gain the results would be permanent.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
I hope you are: Writing this question from a bed in er!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tito Vasquez
24 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Facial plastic surgery is usually regarded as cosmetic, while any reconstruction is considered non-cosmetic. Reconstruction involves the restoration ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Perhaps: It is common for one brow to sit lower than the other. This will be much worse if someone has weakness of the facial muscles as in bell's palsy. Certa ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
No: Smoking and sun tanning do as well as poor nutrition.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khalid Khan
53 years experience in Ophthalmology
7th cranial nerve : 7th cranial nerve injury / inflammation may cause such symptoms.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Your symptoms may be a neurological ailment called trigeminal neuralgia. Not a very well understood problem and should see your doctor, who may then ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jiva answered
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes, it can: Acute and chronic sinusitis can cause sinus headaches, cheek discomfort but eye and lip pain is concerning. Need to be seen by physician and even ENT ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Facial paralysis: Yes. Please look into the plastic Surgery groups at Johns Hopkins or the university if Maryland.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
34 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usuall will resolve: Common facial spasms include rapid blinking, nose or mouth twitching. They may be due to an underling motor disorder or myopathy, but more commonly ar ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. william Song
28 years experience in aesthetic Medicine
Too much product: Drooping eyelids can occur with botox, Dysport or xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a). Because these products work by relaxing the muscles. Too much product ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Probably: Bells palsy. See your pcp however.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Khairalla
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Minimal improvement: The only surgical means to reduce chubby cheeks is to remove the fat from the inside of your cheeks called "buccal fat removal".Results are not drama ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Maybe: Bell's palsy is one cause of facial paralysis, but there are others. Anything involving paralysis needs to be addressed by a doctor, pronto.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not exactly the same: Not exactly. A bell's palsy is an acute peripheral facial nerve palsy of unknown cause, presenting with one-sided facial paralysis. There are also c ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on cause: Botox causes muscle laxity and this correct some age facial droop and sagging. See a verified Botox doctor and see there plan for your exact condition ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Waner
43 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No : Making facial expressions will have no effect on the development of wrinkles. Facial rhytids or wrinkles come from the effect of aging and sun exposur ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe: Amblyopia is a condition resulting after the brain decides to turn off the visual input of one eye because it presents a blurred, weak or distorted im ... Read More

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