Axonotmesis should be considered as a Fake Facial Palsy.
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FACIAL PALSY DOES NOT BELONG TO THE LIST OF POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OR COMPLICATIONS OF ENDOPEEL.
IN FACT ,ENDOPEEL IS VERY USEFUL TO TREAT THE SEQUELLAE OF FACIAL PARALYSIS .FACIAL ASYMMETRY IS AN EXCELLENT INDICATION OF ENDOPEEL.
But a fake facial palsy may happen in case the needle touches the ramifications of the facial nerve.
It is in reality an NEUROPRAXIA which means that the injured nerve which will recupere in max 3 weeks .
In such case,you can follow the complete restitutio ad integrum with EMG ( electromyogramm) and the total recuperation takes maximum 3 weeks to 1 month.
In case of copies, irreversible facial paralysis may occur because of the neurolysis or chemical extensive neurotmesis of the facial nerve or its terminations.Check here
Vasodilatators and corticoids can be useful.