‘We’re Not Just Going to Leave It Alone’: ‘Acne Treatment’ Won’t Treat Acne Immediately
When it comes to acne treatments, lightbulb moms and dads can take solace in the fact that some of the best options for treating acne are actually available to them.
In fact, a recent survey conducted by The Hill showed that nearly half of all adults surveyed reported that they’ve experienced acne during their pregnancy.
The study also found that an overwhelming majority of parents reported that their acne treatments were effective for their kids.
In an interview with The Hill, Dr. Christine T. Johnson, an OB/GYN in San Diego, Calif., told the outlet that lightbulbs are a wonderful tool for addressing acne in a healthy way.
“Lightbulbs can help lighten the skin,” she said.
“We have a lot of patients who are on medication that can help their skin.”
Johnson also explained that she sees a “significant decrease” in the number of cases of acne during pregnancy.
“A lot of women who were previously on medication were finding out that they are using the medication,” she told The Hill.
“So now they have a better idea about what to use.”
Johnson is not the only pediatrician who is aware of this phenomenon.
In fact, pediatrician Dr. John E. Fung, MD, also spoke about his own personal experiences with lightbulbing during pregnancy and postpartum.
“In my pediatric practice, I see a significant decrease in acne during my patients’ pregnancies,” he told The Washington Post.
“I have noticed a lot more improvement in my patients with lighter skin.”
“I also see a lot fewer side effects,” he added.
“The women have less flare-ups.”
Dr. Fong is not alone in his efforts to promote lightbulbed parenting.
According to The Hill survey, more than half of parents in the U.S. also reported that light bulbs were a beneficial way to treat their acne.
The survey also found a similar trend in countries across the world, with many doctors recommending that parents light up during pregnancy as well.
“There’s a lot to be learned here,” Dr. Furg told The Post.
“A lot more needs to be said,” he continued.
“And a lot less talk about lightbullets.”
For more information on how to lighten your skin, check out Dr. Jana Haggard’s book, Lightbulbs for Skin.