We’ve already talked about the many benefits of CBD to your skin. Let’s briefly discuss Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic acid
is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. Some people apply hyaluronic acid to the skin
for healing wounds, burns, skin ulcers and as a moisturizer (Figure 3).
There is also a lot of interest in using hyaluronic acid to prevent the effects of aging. In fact, hyaluronic acid has been promoted as a “fountain of youth”. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes
and joints. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is available in a serum, cream, supplements and injectables and is a very important part in the war against aging. Using it when doing a Microneedling treatment has the added benefit of better absorption into the skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that binds to and absorbs water; it gives a fullness and plumpness to the skin. As water is absorbed by the acid, volume is created, acting in the same manner as how a sponge soaks up water and becomes full to even out every little crevice. That effect is what we are constantly trying to replicate and with this treatment. Especially when adding the effects of the CBD. The benefits are two-fold!
The creation of the micro-wounds, during the Microneedling treatment, allows CBD and HA to penetrate deeper into the skin than they normally would. This increases the skins ability to utilize the nutrients by up to 3,000 percent! Imagine how happy your skin will be when the absorption of the HA and CBD is that much better (Figure 4).
Microneedling therapy with HA and CBD stimulates the body's natural healing process by creating and infusing these substances within the microchannels. This procedure leaves the top layer of the skin intact allowing for shorter healing time and the ability to treat many different skin concerns.
In addition, because CBD oil contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, it provides moisture and protection from sun damage (Figure 5).
The motorized technology of the needle pen gives the Acupuncturist the ability to adjust the sterile needles to depths ranging from 0.25 mm to 2.5 mm. Keep in mind, estheticians who are not supervised by Medical Directors or who are not Medical estheticians are typically not allowed to go beyond 0.5mm in depth legally. This variable in depths allows for the treatment of deep wrinkles and acne scars in addition to delicate areas around the lips and eyes.
Clinical Studies have shown micro-needling as a safe and effective alternative to ablative laser treatments and chemical peels with no thermal injury to the skin and short healing time and the ability to treat any skin type. It is a skin transformative procedure for every person.
Clinical Studies are underway with Shriners Hospital for Children for the treatment of hypertrophic burn scars.
Microneedling used in conjunction with CBD and Hyaluronic Acid, is a safe and effective skin rejuvenating procedure that uses the body’s natural cellular regeneration to stimulate collagen production.
CBD is also good for pets. I have an older dog, Ziggy, who is over 13 years old. Over the last few years, he started shaking and became anxious and difficult to handle. I took him to several Vets who gave him Prozac. After 6 weeks of time, Ziggy was still having difficulty with anxiety. The medication the Vet gave me made his anxiety worst. The medication seemed to only increase his anxiety and he then developed a severe allergic reaction to it and almost died. I immediately stopped giving him the Prozac prescription for dogs. I called around and researched any alternative medications available that would help him. I was introduced to CBD and spoke with pet owners and pet store managers who thought it could help him. After he started on the CBD oil, his shaking stopped almost immediately. He was my old puppy again. I had witnessed a CBD miracle first-hand.
This experience is what started my journey into researching and incorporating CBD within my practice and as part of my patients and client’s treatment protocols particularly when doing Microneedling and acupuncture. Having rediscovered this miracle plant and its many uses, from building shelter and creating recyclable products, to providing nutrients to our body and mind, to treating various health conditions, in animals and humans, and now helps in fighting the war against aging. I feel lucky to be in an era and to have personally witnessed and now utilizing this oil within my own practice. This ancient life-saving miracle oil, called CBD, made from simple plant hemp, is healing our modernized world as we know.