Acne is usually associated with adolescence, but it’s actually quite common among adults as well. It can be brought on by a number of factors including hormone changes, stress, certain medications, and sometimes even the skincare products intended to treat it. Research is constantly leading to new treatments and therapies such as our Acne Treatment with Microneedle, CBD and Blue LED.
How CBD Improves Acne
Glands in our skin near the hair follicles produce substances such as sebum and lipids meant to nourish and protect our skin, but sometimes those glands produce too much. These excess oily substances mix with dirt, dead skin cells, and bacteria which then clogs pores and lead to breakouts. These glands and follicles contain endocannabinoid receptors, which means their function can be affected by cannabinoid substances like CBD. So CBD can be used to control the output of oils from these glands. CBD also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm the skin and prevent pimples from forming.
CBD Is Gaining Popularity in Skincare
Because of CBD’s skin healing properties, it is rapidly growing in popularity as a treatment for various skin conditions by people all over the world. The results of a recent survey published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology in January 2022 show that more than 40% of the survey participants have used over-the-counter or prescription CBD products to treat various skin conditions, including acne.
Microneedling is not new to the world of skincare. This treatment has been used safely and effectively for nearly three decades. Microneedling involves pricking the surface of the skin to create micro-wounds that stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. The results are increased collagen and elastin production that repair scars, firm and tighten skin, and leave skin with a smoother texture and youthful glow.
Blue LED Treatment
Blue LED treatments offer many benefits to acne sufferers. The number one benefit is that blue LED light destroys acne-causing bacteria on the skin. LED light also increases circulation, reduces inflammation, and promotes healing. This safe and gentle treatment is chemical-free and without the risk of harmful side effects that conventional acne treatments and medications can cause, though some people may experience some minor temporary skin irritation and/or peeling following any of the treatments we’ve discussed today.
Microneedling, CBD, and LED are all amazing treatments for acne, and combining the three together creates a triple punch treatment that will knock acne out! If you’d like to experience the acne healing benefits of Microneedling with CBD and Blue LED at Helen’s Haven Integrative Medical Spa call us at 808-739-0400 today to schedule a consultation to find out if this new treatment is right for you. To manage appointments instantly from your phone, download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play. You’ll find our integrative medical spa at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu.