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Involuntary facial twitching can be a troubling and even startling development. Patients often wonder if they have suffered some sort of stroke or other debilitating event. Facial twitching, also called hemifacial spasms, is caused by a misfire in the facial nerve, also known as the seventh cranial nerve. When one of these nerves, present on both sides of the face, becomes compressed by a nearby blood vessel, it can trigger involuntary facial movements.

These can be twitching or excessive blinking of the eye, or twitching motions of the forehead, cheek and mouth. Taste and hearing can also be affected. There is no pain associated with the condition, but the involuntary movements can be noticed by onlookers. This can be extremely troubling to patients with hemifacial spasms. Dr. Eric Cerrati provides treatment for facial twitching at his offices in South Jordan and Salt Lake City.

Help for Hemifacial Spams in Utah

This condition is quite rare, and it presents during middle age in women more than men. An MRI can confirm the vascular pressure against a facial nerve that causes hemifacial spasms. In over 80% of cases, Botox® injections are successful in stopping the facial spasms by regulating the facial nerve transmissions. Botox is a neuromodulating toxin that helps moderate muscle movements.

When Botox injections prove ineffective, microvascular decompression (MVD) surgery is necessary to surgically release the facial nerve from the offending vascular component. This is a minimally invasive procedure that is highly successful. Dr. Cerrati can explain both options and answer your questions during a consultation for facial twitching treatment in his Utah offices. Call or message him online to inquire about making an appointment.

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Based on 32 reviews
Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!

Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!