Acne treatments have come a long way since the beginning of time when there was so little known about acne, to now where there are many scientific treatment methods available to us. Here’s a quick look at acne treatments back in the day and how they have evolved into what they are today.
In the Beginning
There was a time when doctors and their patients first became interested in treating acne. At the time however, they didn’t know that acne didn’t pose any threat to their health.
By the 18th century people realized they wanted to remove the blemishes from the face. This then paved the way for specialization in dermatology during the 18th and 19th centuries.
As the practice of medicine became more and more popular, it had a shift to being practiced predominately by males. This meant healing women (of their acne), was handled mainly by male doctors.
They figured out the spots could be extracted by squeezing them, and would often use honey, vinegar and emulsion of bitter almonds in the treatment of acne. Then during the scientific revolution, doctors identified substances that helped to shed the skin.
Acne Treatments Today
Acne treatments today have evolved substantially. And while there are many, one of the best treatments of our day is Intense Pulsed Light with SmartPulse technology.
This technology helps to provide gentle and effective acne reduction with dual light treatment. A combination of blue and red light is delivered simultaneously:
- Blue light: Destroys acne which is caused by bacteria in the oil glands
- Red light: reduces the existing acne caused by inflammation to promote faster healing.
Research has shown when blue and right light are administered together, the results are even better than just blue light alone.
There’s no denying we’ve come a long way when it comes to acne treatments since the beginning of time. And there are plenty more acne treatments of today to explore!
If you’re interested to know more about acne treatments, or what treatment might be best for you, get in touch with us today!