Is this a permanent crooked smile? (photo)

I had a chemical peel with a high frequency machine 9 days ago and experienced facial paralysis of my lower left lip which is affecting my smile, it has improved but I haven't seen any improvements in days. What can be done, is this going last forever?

Doctor Answers 1

These can take many weeks to fully recover.

Try not to be too discouraged at this point.  9 days is a very short period of time for a motor nerve injury.  These truly take many weeks to resolve.  Please consider posting in 8 weeks and let us know how you are doing.  Don't have this procedure again.


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