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Understanding Bell’s Palsy and What Causes It

What is Bell’s Palsy?

Bell’s Palsy is an unexplained paralysis or weakness of the face, often accompanied by pain and discomfort, along with other symptoms. Bell’s Palsy usually only affects one side of the face.

About 40,000 people in the United States experience Bell’s Palsy each year. Bell’s Palsy usually resolves on its own after a few weeks, but some sufferers may not recover for up to six months. For a very few, symptoms may hang around permanently.

What causes Bell’s Palsy?

The exact cause of Bell’s Palsy is unknown, but it is proposed that it is caused by an immune response that triggers inflammation around the 7th cranial nerve (the facial nerve). It most commonly occurs in people between the ages of 15 and 60. Continue Reading

Could My Eye Twitching Be Blepharospasm?

Have you ever experienced involuntary movements, or twitching, in the muscles of your eyelids? This can be fairly annoying, but for most people, twitching goes away after just a few minutes, or at most, hours. But, what if your eyelids twitch for several days or even months at a time? If your eyelids twitch for… Continue Reading

What is Entropion and Ectropion Repair Surgery

Entropion and ectropion are serious conditions of the eye that significantly diminish a person’s quality of life. Along with upsetting changes to the appearance of the face, entropion and ectropion can cause debilitating physical symptoms. Below, we briefly describe what these two conditions are, followed by a summary of surgical repair options. Continue Reading

What To Expect With Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is repositioning fat and muscle around the eye to improve vision, sagging skin, and wrinkles. Eyelid surgery is most often done by an ophthalmic or cosmetic surgeon in consult with an anesthesiologist and a surgical nurse. Other assistants and technicians may also be present during the surgery. The surgery… Continue Reading

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, corrects loose, sagging eyelids and can be done for medical and cosmetic reasons. Small incisions are made following the natural folds of the eyelids to produce a tighter, more youthful look with minimal scarring. An experienced surgeon will know how to reduce the sagging while leaving the eye… Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About Preventative Botox

In 2020 people in the United States spent over $44 million on anti-aging treatments. Many of these treatments are designed to help improve the appearance of wrinkles after they are already present. But what if there was a treatment that could stop wrinkles before they even start? There is, and it’s called Preventative Botox. While… Continue Reading

Am I Too Young for Eye Lift Surgery?

Age doesn’t just cause wrinkles on your skin and aches in your joints; it can also cause your eyelids to droop and sag. Without youthful and healthy eyelids, your face looks much older and fatigued than you probably feel.  Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, is a minor procedure that… Continue Reading

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Phone: (813) 971-3846
(727) 342-3004 (also after hours)

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Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

5379 Primrose Lake Cir
Tampa, FL 33647
(Inside the office of The Bowman Institute for Dermatologic Surgery)
Phone: (813) 971-3846

6950 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(Inside the office of The Pasadena Eye Center)
(727) 342-3004 (also after hours)

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