Following Bieber’s announcement, Dr. Andre Panossian—who has not worked with the Canada native but is an expert in the field of facial paralysis and has treated patients with Ramsay Hunt syndrome—spoke to CelebHomes News about the diagnosis and the recovery process. He explained that the treatment could include oral steroids and antivirals as well. The treatment can last for up to 14 days to get rid of inflammation.

CelebHomes News was asked by the doctor about when full function might return. This is where time is crucial. People will need to be able to fully recover from the experience the sooner it goes on.