Looking to reduce your wrinkles using a bit more than products but not as extreme as cosmetic surgery or Botox injections? Maybe you have been living with acne scarring and associated redness, you’ve tried a few products and treatments but have had little results?
If this is you, then you’re in the right place. Ditch the filters and take the perfect flawless selfie! It’s time to get your GLOW on with the latest trend in semi-permanent make-up treatments with BB GLOW micro-needling.
What is BB Glow used for?
BB GLOW is a semi-permanent BB ampoule, that is micro-needled into the skin, to give a natural looking light coverage effect to the skin.
The coverage gradually builds-up over a course of treatments to balance out the appearance of your complexion. For optimum results a block of 6 treatments, spaced two weeks is advised.
BB GLOW has swept in from Asia
Like most skincare advances this has swept through from South Korea, where porcelain flawless skin is a beauty must have. My carbon laser facial treatment was a South Korean birth-child and my Genosys cosmeceutical skincare range also originates from South Korea.
BB GLOW availability in the UK
BB GLOW is the new kid on the skincare block, it’s very new, and as yet not widely available. It is not a treatment that can be performed effectively at home. For optimum results, a skincare professional, would use on automated micro-needling pen device to implant the pigmented serum. It is slowly being introduced into salons across the UK.
What is BB Glow Ampoule Serum?
What is an Ampoule?
An ampoule is a South Korean term for a saturated concentrated serum of active ingredients.
Is BB GLOW Ampoule the same as BB Cream?
BB GLOW ampoule is used in a BB GLOW treatment. It’s not the same consistency as a BB cream that you apply topically, it has a thinner viscosity, designed so the skin can absorb the BB pigment into the skin, along with the beneficial active ingredients.
How is BB GLOW applied?
The BB GLOW serum is micro-needled into the skin with an automated needling device. The needle speed and depth can be adjusted according to different areas of the face e.g. a shallow depth of 0.25 mm, would be selected for the delicate area under the eye. The BB serum needs worked into the under-eye area more to combat dark circles.
What can be expected from BB GLOW?
Increase in Collagen Production
The below graph displays what you can expect from a treatment block of BB GLOW. The yellow line focuses on collagen production. After you have had a treatment your collagen induction increases dramatically post treatment, after it has peaked and just starting to fall another treatment is performed to elevate your collagen production again to peak levels (this collagen induction process for natural anti-ageing benefits is replicated throughout the treatment block).
BB GLOW Coverage is Light and Cumulative
The purple area represents the BB GLOW ampoule serum effects. BB GLOW has a cumulative effect; the BB ampoule serum needs to build-up under the skin whilst working through a treatment block. You will start to notice the coverage build-up from the BB GLOW implanting under the skin 2-3 treatments into a block.
What aftercare is required after a BB GLOW Treatment?
Make-up Free for the Day
After you have had a micro-needling BB GLOW treatment go make-up free for the rest of the day and let your skin recover overnight. The next morning you can wear your make-up as normal.
Skin More Sensitive for 48 Hours Post Treatment
Sunbathing (including sun beds), perfumed skincare products and any direct heat (saunas, hot tubs, hot showers/baths and hairdryers) must be avoided for 48 hours. That’s not to say you are not allowed to have a shower or use a hairdryer at all but just watch the temperature of these, don’t have your shower roasting hot and use a hairdryer on med-low heat setting.
Avoid Swimming for 7 days
Avoid swimming for at least 7 days after a micro-needling BB GLOW treatment. The pool is full of microbes and irritants, that can penetrate the skin, until your micro-traumas have fully healed.
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Wear a High Factor SPF
Wear a moisturising cream with a high factor SPF (this is good advice in general) in the days post treatment as your skin will be a little more sensitive to day to day UV rays.
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What are the Added Benefits of a BB GLOW Treatment?
Anti-ageing Effects from Collagen Induction
Your collagen production is elevated for up to two years after micro-needling. Once you have had a treatment your body continues to produce collagen and this peaks 3 weeks after your treatment. Although, it will take 2-3 treatments for the BB GLOW ampoule serum to show, you will still get all the benefits of micro-needling from the very start of your block and the transdermal delivery (serum runs down the channels formed from the micro-needling device and work from underneath the skin surface).
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How long does Semi-permanent BB GLOW Last?
BB GLOW has a Cumulative effect
Once the BB GLOW ampoule serum builds-up in the skin the coverage becomes more pronounced and lasts longer (the more treatments you get, the better it takes and the longer it lasts).
A BB GLOW is great if you want to glow for a special event, however further treatments need to be performed for a more pronounced effect that will last up to 4 months. As you have more BB Glow treatments, the ampoule serums builds-up more effectively in the skin.
Anti-ageing Effects Last Long into the Future
Micro-needling increases your own natural collagen production, this is elevated for up to two years post treatment. The new collagen matrix that is formed from the new collagen bundles, reinforces the structure under your skin, giving a tightening and lifting effect to fine lines and wrinkles.
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BB GLOW is an innovation that merges together all the benefits of micro-needling with the advancement in semi-permanent make-up.
BB GLOW micro-needling targets skin conditions in a two-pronged attack. The micro-traumas from micro-needling engage your body’s own immune system to tackle wrinkle reduction, facial redness and rebuilds the collagen matrix to treat acne scarring. Once you have had a BB GLOW micro-needling treatment your body continues to produce collagen and this peaks after each treatment, but collagen production remains elevated long into the future.
At the same time the BB GLOW ampoule pigment acts to mask these symptoms, it has a cumulative effect; the BB ampoule serum needs to build-up under the skin whilst working through a treatment block. You will start to notice the coverage build-up from the BB GLOW implanting under the skin 2-3 treatments into a treatment block. The results will last for up to 4 months and can be topped-up to hold the coverage effect under the skin.