Symptoms often appear first thing one morning. A person wakes up and finds that one side of their face does not move. The person may find that they suddenly cannot control their facial muscles, usually on one side. The affected side of the face tends to droop. The weakness may also affect saliva and tear production, and the sense of taste.
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Back to Health A to Z. Bell's palsy is temporary weakness or lack of movement affecting 1 side of the face. Most people get better within 9 months. It's important to see a GP as soon as possible after developing these symptoms. This is because treatment for Bell's palsy is more effective if started early within 72 hours. You may also have a problem closing one of your eyes.
Bell's palsy is an unexplained episode of facial muscle weakness or paralysis. It begins suddenly and worsens over 48 hours. This condition results from damage to the facial nerve the 7th cranial nerve.
Our Board-Certified FPRS surgeons, dedicated to the restoration of congenital or acquired defects of the head and face, offer a broad spectrum of services. Facial paralysis involves either partial or complete weakness of the muscles of the face. This can affect all age groups for a large variety of reasons.