Who wouldn’t like to have a naturally glowing, even complexion without having to put on makeup every day? That’s the idea behind BB Glow, a new facial skin treatment where semi-permanent BB cream is implanted into your facial skin through microneedling. This gives you a natural looking, incredibly even base that last up to six months.
Dr. Bertolino now offers BB Glow at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics to patients in Williamsville, Buffalo and surrounding areas. Call today to schedule an appointment!
What is BB Glow?
The BB Glow facial at Smooth Solutions takes pigmented vitamin serum imported from Russia and uses microneedling to infuse it into your skin. This creates a natural glow and the appearance you’re wearing foundation makeup that is making your skin tone perfect. But you’re not wearing makeup — you’re wearing BB Glow…for about six months.
How does BB Glow work?
At first, you may think this sounds like tattooed makeup, the kind used for permanent eyebrows and eyeliner, but that’s not the case. The pigment particles in the serum are much smaller, meaning they don’t alter the color of your skin. This light-to-medium coverage of BB Glow softens the appearance of hyperpigmentation, rosacea, blemishes, and dark under eye circles.
Treatment at Smooth Solutions starts with a 20-minute numbing session to prepare your facial skin for the microneedling. Then your skin is given a double cleanse. You should also try to not wear any makeup to your session. A thin layer of the BB Glow serum is then applied completely across your facial skin. Next, we use a microneedling pen, complete with its 12 needles that move up and down penetrating the outer epidermis, and move it across your facial skin. The numbing cream makes this painless. This microneedling helps the BB serum penetrate into the dermis. The final step it to sit with a hyaluronic acid mask on your face for 20 minutes. This helps seal the BB Glow pigment into your skin.
Now your skin will have an even skin tone and will be virtually blemish free. This will last for up to six months.
What are the benefits of BB Glow?
- Provides instant skin lightening
- Reduces melanin content in the skin
- Restores even skin tone and radiant complexion
- Reduces skin discoloration
- Effectively brightens the skin tone
- Does not clog pores, as with makeup foundation
- Removes the need for application of foundation
Would BB Glow be right for me?
BB Glow basically gives you a permanent foundation without applying foundation makeup to the outer skin. This makes your skin even and without blemishes. If you’re plagued by areas of darker pigmentation, rosacea, broken capillaries, acne scarring, age spots, blemishes, and other issues you’ve used foundation to mask, BB Glow could be a great procedure for you.
Is it safe?
The BB Glow treatment has been popular in Korea, Singapore, and Russia. The serum is imported from Russia. This treatment has not been studied or reviewed yet by the FDA. There are possibilities of a skin reaction to the BB Glow serum and this could result in skin irritation and possible inflammation. Thus far, we have not been seeing any issues with our Smooth Solutions patients.
How much does a BB Glow treatment cost?
At Smooth Solutions, our treatments require two sessions. The cost is $400.
Do you choose the skin tone you seek?
There are three shades of BB Glow pigment currently, although more are in development. The three shades currently available are light, medium, and dark. We can mix shades to match your exact skin tone.
When will I see results after my treatment?
You’ll need to not wash your face for the first 24 hours after your BB Glow treatment. You’ll also need to avoid sun exposure for one week. When you first leave our offices your face will appear as if it has a heavy layer of foundation makeup, but this passes after a few hours as your skin absorbs the remainder of the serum. From that point, you will see your results. It will appear as if your skin is more radiant, much more even in tone, and will be overall brighter. Problems like acne scarring will be effectively masked.
You’ll be amazed at how much simpler your makeup routine will be. For the first 72 hours you need to refrain from using skincare products, but even after that you’ll find that a gentle cleanser may be all you’ll feel that you need.