Until recently, a combination of topical and oral medications – including antibiotics – has been used almost exclusively with varying levels of success to fight acne. Right now, dermatologists are using non-ablative laser technology to successfully deal with active pimples and the scarring that frequently results as well. One of the main benefits of non-ablative lasers, as opposed to their ablative counterparts, is that they can clear pimples without producing a notable injury to the outer layer of your skin. Non-ablative therapy works by targeting the overactive sebaceous glands that are in charge of acne. The laser beam emits a wavelength of light that’s strongly absorbed by water within the skin. This generates heat in and around the sebaceous glands. By creating a slight thermal injury just underneath the skins surface, a non-ablative laser beam alters the function and structure of the sebaceous gland, resulting in prolonged acne clearance.‘Certainly acetaminophen alone seems to have some impact and has the lowest side-effect profile of all the medicines,’ stated Laura Goetzl, M.D. ‘Therefore, if a woman’s personal pain can be controlled adequately with acetaminophen, that is a safe and effective intervention.’ Goetzl, with the Division of Maternal Fetal Medication at the Medical University of South Carolina,+ is not affiliated with the review. The examine did not have sufficient data to measure the basic safety of giving acetaminophen to breastfeeding mothers or any effect this might have on the babies. Review studies occurred between 1973 and 1992. In recent years, obstetricians have been exploring ways to ease delivery and reduce postpartum pain. ‘There is less perineal pain now as routine episiotomies are discouraged and fewer forceps vacuum deliveries are becoming performed,’ Goetzl said.