Instruments Used in Office Acne Treatments

Episode #152 / Feb 1, 2010
There are a few approaches to treating acne, and one including visiting a dermatologist for in-office treatments. Dr. Schultz explains how dermatologists can help acne patients with in office treatments and shares the instruments that are used.
Aina on February 2, 2010 at 7:07pm

Wow! This video was so informative. This is great, Dr. Schultz. I have to admit, sometimes, hearing the "clink" of metal right above my head kind of freaks me out a bit, but I know that it's for my own good. Knowing what's being done and what the instruments are used for lessens the freak-out feeling.

I have a couple of questions regarding acne treatment facials:

- What kind of pain-killer would you recommend and how soon do I take it before my session? I ask this because it does hurt sometimes when pressure is applied to my facial skin.

- Why does my facialist use a laser in a glass over my face after my facial? Does it work?

Thank you so much!

Neal Schultz, M.D. on February 27, 2010 at 9:35pm

@Aina: Thank you for your kind words about this episode. Regarding your questions, you can take tylenol or advil a half hour to forty-five minutes prior to the treatment. In terms of the laser, can you let me know which one?