Abstract

Treatment of facial nerve palsies with laser and endermotherapy: a report of two cases.
PANHÓCA, Vitor Hugo; NOGUEIRA, Marcelo Saito; BAGNATO, Vanderlei Salvador.
Abstract: Facial nerve palsy involves paralysis of unknown origin caused by trauma, infectious disease or metabolic disorders. The aim of this study was to employ low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the recovery of two patients with facial nerve palsies due to trauma and Bell?s palsy (BP), respectively. LLLT was used with a gallium aluminum arsenide laser (780 nm) in the first case and in the second case LLLT (660 nm and 808 nm) was used synergistically with a vacuum therapy device. No medication was administered during laser treatment and vacuum therapy. The treatments resulted in complete recovery and normal facial expression in both patients including improved facial movement and facial symmetry at rest. With this result in mind, we believe LLLT and combined vacuum therapy may be an alternative treatment to decrease the recovery time of facial expression in normal patients with facial nerve palsies and BP.
Laser Physics Letters
v. 18, n. 1, p. 015601-1-015601-4 - Ano: 2021
Fator de Impacto: 1,884
    @article={003013147,author = {PANHÓCA, Vitor Hugo; NOGUEIRA, Marcelo Saito; BAGNATO, Vanderlei Salvador.},title={Treatment of facial nerve palsies with laser and endermotherapy: a report of two cases},journal={Laser Physics Letters},note={v. 18, n. 1, p. 015601-1-015601-4},year={2021}}

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