Many of our patients are using the Clarisonic brush. Its oscillating brush movement has been shown in clinical studies to clean out the pores better than traditional washing alone. We consider the cleansing brush to be a vital part of an acne regimen, though we’ve noticed that even our patients without acne see benefit from its skin cleansing mechanism.
How to use the Clarisonic brush? Dr. Schweiger recommends that, “Patients use the Clarisonic brush twice daily, in the morning and the evening. You may find that it is too irritating to use with a medicated acne cleanser, so we recommend using a gentle cleanser with the Clarisonic brush.” Apply a small dollop of a gentle cleanser to the Clarisonic brush. Then complete its two minute cycle, moving to a different area of the face each time the brush pauses. You can also use the Clarisonic brush on your body – many of our patients are using it to their chest and back regularly.
The Clarisonic brush is waterproof and can be left in the shower if desired. It holds a charge for a very long time; so long that we don’t even pack our charger when going away on vacation! Acne medications and other skin care products can be applied immediately after cleansing with the Clarisonic brush. The brush has multiple settings, making it appropriate for even sensitive skin. Most of our patients see a great benefit after adding in at-home devices to their acne regimen; other at-home devices include the Tria and Tanda blue LED light devices.