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BB Glow Nanofacial

BB glow was the most hyped up treatment a few years ago, and it’s still a sought-after facial. It’s a treatment that combines the effects of permanent makeup with micro/nanoneedling to recreate the look of foundation.

Therefore, it’s also dubbed semi permanent foundation.

It’s been in and out of the spotlight, and it’s often considered the most controversial permanent makeup treatment. So you’ve probably heard about it, but you may not be 100% clear on what it is or how it’s done.


BB glow is a complex treatment that is supposed to improve the texture, quality and tone of the face. It’s a fusion between the nanoneedling facial and semi permanent makeup, so it targets a number of skin issues, and gives an anti-aging effect.

It’s supposed to give the effects of wearing lightweight foundation, or BB cream.

What Issues Does the BB Glow Facial Target?

The BB glow can diminish:

  • Discoloration (redness, age spots, dark undereye circles, freckles, etc.)

  • Acne scars

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Large pores

  • Dull, dehydrated skin

It improves the overall state and appearance of the skin by giving a brightening effect and increasing the production of collagen and elastin.

Who Is a Candidate for the BBGlow?

Anyone who’s dealing with any of the skin issues listed above and who wants to improve their overall skin state. That said, since the treatment does involve breaking the skin surface and pigmentation, there are certain contraindications.

Who Isn’t a Candidate for the BBGlow?

Due to the nature of the application and the pigmented serums used, the BB glow facial isn’t suitable for clients who are:

  • pregnant or nursing

  • undergoing cancer treatment

  • suffering from skin conditions like Psoriasis, Rosacea, active acne, etc.

  • suffering from any infection

  • prone to keloid scarring

  • prone to allergies to cosmetic products

  • taking blood-thinning medications

  • taking Accutane

  • Does the BB Glow Facial Hurt?

  • No.

  • Since nanoneedling devices emerged on the market, most beauty techs switched from microneedling pens to the thinner version.

  • The tips of the tiny needles on a nanoneedling pen are extremely thin, and as such, the cuts made are so tiny they don’t hurt. On top of their microscopic diameter, they penetrate the skin very shallowly.

  • The penetration of the nanoneedles does not hurt. It feels like tingling, or very slight stinging at most.

  • Some clients report that the exfoliating gel was the most uncomfortable part of the treatment, and even that is just a slight stinging sensation.

  • BB glow is done over a course of 2-10 sessions, depending on the severity of the skin issues targeted. Most clients need 3-5 to achieve the desired result. Significant improvement is visible after the first session, but the longevity of the results is ensured through multiple treatments.

  • Does the BB Glow Facial Require Any Aftercare?

  • Yes, because the skin is sensitive and prone to infection until it recovers, but it’s quite simple.

  • Here are the rules of BBglow aftercare:

  • Don’t touch your face for a few days

  • Keep your face dry for at least 24 hours (no washing, but also no sweating)

  • After 24 hours, wash your face with lukewarm water and mild soap for a few days (avoid harsh products)

  • No makeup for at least 2 day

  • No swimming for 7 days

  • No sunlight exposure for a few days; after that, wear SPF when you’re outside

  • No facials and harsh skincare for at least 2 weeks

  • No vitamin C or retinol for at least 8 weeks (these can speed up pigment fading)

  • How Long Does the Skin Need to Heal After BBGlow?

  • The treatment is relatively non-invasive, so there is no actual downtime.

  • But since the skin is broken, it needs some time to close up the tiny micro-wounds. They’ll close up quickly, within a few days, but during this time, you need to be very careful not to let it get contaminated – follow the aftercare tips.

  • The skin needs around 14 days to heal completely, including internal healing, so that’s how far apart the sessions need to be spaced out. This also allows the pigments to settle.

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