4 doctors weighed in:

Can you recover from bell's palsy?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, most do

Most people who get bell's palsy do recover normal facial movement although it may take months.
Some will get no return of facial movement and some will get partial movement back and perhaps even extra strong facial movements.

In brief: Yes, most do

Most people who get bell's palsy do recover normal facial movement although it may take months.
Some will get no return of facial movement and some will get partial movement back and perhaps even extra strong facial movements.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
Thank
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: It is possible

It is possible to fully recover from bell's palsy (facial nerve paralysis).
Sometimes this happens spontaneously without any medical treatment and other times outcomes are better if your doctor gives you medication (steroids and antivirals). Not infrequently, on closer examination of your facial muscles, your doctor (and you) may notice subtle weaknesses in your face. Others may not notice this.

In brief: It is possible

It is possible to fully recover from bell's palsy (facial nerve paralysis).
Sometimes this happens spontaneously without any medical treatment and other times outcomes are better if your doctor gives you medication (steroids and antivirals). Not infrequently, on closer examination of your facial muscles, your doctor (and you) may notice subtle weaknesses in your face. Others may not notice this.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
Dr. Phil Zapanta
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
33 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors