To some it may sound like a dopey idea, but people prone to severe pimple breaks outs could benefit from a new cannabis-derived skin solution.Top dermatologist Rod Sinclair is conducting a clinical trial of a new topical acne treatment, based on chemicals found in marijuana known as cannabidiols.
“It is an anti-inflammatory. It particularly targets some of the molecules in the inflammatory pathways that are involved in acne and pimples,” Professor Sinclair told 9NEWS.The top Melbourne skin expert is studying the effectiveness of the synthetic cannabis solution, manufactured by Australian company Botanix, on patients with moderate to severe acne.”It can really have a profound effect on self-esteem.
A lot people with severe acne start to withdraw socially.”Study volunteers apply the tonic to the skin daily, for a month.Researchers then examine improvements in skin condition, as well as any potential side effects.
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