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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
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!

Cara T.

I had rhinoplasty with Dr. Cerrati. From my initial consultation though my follow ups, Dr. Cerrati listened to me. I got the exact result I had hoped for which was quite subtle. My recovery was way better than I expected. I needed one pain pill and was not in much pain at all. His MA came into the office on Xmas Eve to remove my cast so I could be out and about without a cast. I also had very little bruising. His staff is awesome. Haley was so responsive in helping me to schedule surgery. She actually responded to my email at 6:15 am and answered every inquiry I had. I had a nosebleed unrelated to my surgery and Dr. Cerrati made sure to squeeze me in on one of surgery dates just to make sure everything was okay. He is calm, knowledgeable and skilled. I was completely at ease throughout the process. I researched thoroughly before choosing him. I liked that he is younger with updated techniques and that he specializes in facial surgery. Highly recommend.

Brittany H.

I came to see Dr. Cerrati after having a total Thyroidectomy earlier this year. The surgery didn't go as planned and I had to have a few other emergency surgeries right after. The scarring from all the surgeries didn't look very good and I had some tethering underneath that needed to be taken care of. Dr. Cerrati was great about explaining everything that would be done to remove the scar tissue and reclose the skin. I also had lots of anxiety about having another surgery since I had such a bad experience last time. Dr. Cerrati and the staff were very understanding and accommodating about my anxiety. I am very pleased with the way my scar looks now. I am confident that the scar will fade considerably and it will hardly be noticeable. I do feel like there were some communication issues when I would call in but I believe that it was not the doctor's fault and that it was more overall staffing issues. Just make sure you talk to the right people and get the phone numbers for his nurse and then all will go great!

Laurie S.

Dr. Cerrati and his staff are amazing!! They made me feel so comfortable from the start of my appointment. I can already see the results of my Botox and love it!! I definitely recommend him to all my friends!!