A BB Glow treatment is a very popular facial treatment at the moment. It holds different names from BB Glow facial too BB cream or BB glow skin treatment to semi-permanent BB cream. Sailing from Singapore and Korea, a BB Glow treatment has made its way across the ocean to become a beauty favorite in the US. However, it remains a mystery for many. What type of facial is it? Does it us BB Cream? What is a BB Glow Treatment? This article is here to answer all your questions!
Basically, a BB glow treatment is meant to help you achieve that flawless skin that even Photoshop would not achieve. BB Glow is a way to get your skin to look the way you want it to look without going through the daily motions of applying foundation, BB cream, or tinted moisturizer. In simpler terms, it is like getting BB Cream tattooed on your skin. The coverage is the equivalent of a full, lightweight face of makeup that looks like your skin, just better. The results look so natural because the makeup is undetectable
What is a BB Glow facial?
1. What is a BB Glow facial?
Simply put, it is a facial that uses a mix of semi-permanent makeup, microneedling and a special serum that will make your skin glow. The procedure is safe is the semi-permanent makeup does not clog your pores. But beyond that, a BB Glow treatment is an intensive skin treatment that uses state-of-the-art laser technology to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin. This laser penetration stimulates natural collagen production as well as offering a myriad of other benefits.
Collagen is a natural protein found throughout the body. It helps to give structure, elasticity and vibrancy to your skin. Unfortunately, as you age, your body produces less collagen. This leads to wrinkles, and a loss of skin elasticity and firmness. Stimulating collagen production can improve the look and texture of your skin. Plus, it lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles quickly, safely and affordably.
BB Glow treatments also supply your skin with BB serum, which is made from natural ingredients. The BB serum is applied with a Dermapen, which used for microneedling to penetrate the skin. The treatment improves the skin by clearing and unclogging the pores. It also speeds up the growth of new skin cells, which makes your skin healthier and brighter, and reduces the impact of ageing skin cells.
Ultimately, a BB Glow treatment will give you a semi-permanent no-makeup makeup look. It is a very gentle treatment that does not have a downtime.
2. What are the benefits of the facial
As mentioned above, the facial will give you a semi-permanent no-makeup makeup look. It will look like you have a flawless skin, like if you had apply BB cream on your face. As the serum is sitting in your skin and not on top like a BB cream would, it gives a very natural look. The makeup is thus undetectable.
Besides obvious benefits of the procedure as smooth even glowy skin, there is a variety of others. Such as:
-age spots fading
-fine lines reduction
-dark under eye circles brightening
-acne scars fading
The microneedling will essentially be there to boost the collagen production and the renewing of the skin, which will help reduce signs of aging. The serum will add in the glow and no-makeup makeup look.
3. What does the treatment consist in
The treatment is actually pretty similar to microneedling, where tiny needles are rolled over your face. In the case of BB Glow, the tiny pricks enable the pigment to penetrate the skin. Since the needles don't go very far into the skin, the treatment remains rather superficial, explaining why there is no downtime. Overall, the process will take two hours.
A BB Glow treatment starts with cleaning the face and exfoliating the skin. This step allows to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. The skin is then toned before the esthetician applies the microneedling serum. Then, the BB Glow serum will nanoneedled into the skin. Finally, a hyaluronic mask is applied to hydrate skin and seal the BB cream in. Then will come a hydrating serum and a repairing cream to make sure the skin heals properly after the treatment. Microneedling produces a lot of tiny micro-aggressions to the skin to force it to produce collagen. Finally, the esthetician will apply a sunblock UV protection cream to make sure the skin is protected against the sun as it is sensitive after the treatment.
4. How often should you get it?
There are no set numbers of BB Glow sessions you should get for the treatment to work. You will see results from the first time. However, it is recommended to complete a course of four to six sessions for the best results. The cumulative benefits of each session will combine to deliver amazing results. Four sessions will provide radiant smooth skin for up to six months.
Each session will require a ten to fourteen day break and cost around $300 each. You can purchase a single session of BB Glow Treatment at Infinity Laser Spa or get two at once for a lower price.
5. Are there any side effects?
The microneedling happening during the treatment does not go deep into the dermis and mostly is superficial. It is a gentle treatment with no downtime. Patients will be able to get back into their normal routine straight after the treatment, although it is recommended to protect the skin against the sun as it is more sensitive immediately after the session. Patients may experience some redness which will disappear shortly after.
After getting BB Glow, clients should avoid washing their face for 24 hours, using retinol or retin-A products for a week, and wait four weeks to get laser treatments.
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