A: Hemifacial spasms are the uncontrolled  contraction of the muscles on one side of the face, caused by irritation of the facial nerve. In less than one percent of sufferers, a tumor is the cause of the nerve irritation, thus all sufferers must undergo imaging.

Hemifacial spasms are treated with BOTOX® injections to the and upper cheek muscles. Surgical options are offered in carefully selected should be conducted at a center specializing in the procedure.