BB Glow Facial: Who Can Receive Treatment

BB Glow is an intensive semi-permanent skin treatment. The facial involves nanoneedling a pigmented vitamin serum into your skin. Each treatment will increase the density of the pigment in your skin, therefore creating more coverage. The result is a brightening and balancing skin tone, and overall a radiant complexion. This fantastic treatment is very safe and does not go deep into the skin. The BB serums are free of parabens, fragrances, and alcohol. Side Effects Potential side effects are infrequent; however, if they do occur, they are minor. Some rare side effects include pain, redness, pinpoint bleeding, temporary hyperpigmentation, as well as infections. After treatment, some clients may experience irritation, as well as redness and tightness. Who are good candidates for the BB Glow facial treatment? Good candidates include dull and uneven skin texture, freckles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, age spots, sun spots, early aging and lax skin, and much more! If you are looking to help unblock and minimize pores, hydrate the skin, have instant results, reduce and improve scarring, and reduce inflammation the BB Glow facial is the treatment for you. Who should not receive BB Glow? Contraindications include pregnant and/or nursing, skin cancer, skin disease, active infections or open wounds, Accutane, allergies to any ingredients being used, injectable fillers within 2 weeks of receiving the treatment, and clients on blood thinners. Before treatment, you will be asked to discontinue any use of Retin A, Retinol, and Vitamin A for 3-5 days as these products can irritate the deeper layers of your skin. Aftercare To maximize results, 3-4 sessions are recommended once every 2-4 weeks. After the series recommended is completed, results can last up to 4 months and with proper maintenance even longer. There is little to no downtime after treatment is completed. However, clients should avoid hot baths, saunas, and any strenuous exercise. Sun exposure should be avoided for the first couple of days, using any harsh soap or scrub, and makeup within 24 hours. It is also required to wear SPF daily.   For appointments, please call or text 954-774-5087!

The Process and Benefits of Microneedling

At New Image Beauty Bar, Alicia Shapira offers her clients the latest in skin rejuvenation: Microneedling with PRP (also called the Vampire Facial). This procedure uses the MicroPen™ Elite, the most advanced medical-grade automated microneedling device on the market. Microneedling with PRP can be performed on the face as well as the body. What are the benefits of microneedling?
  • Improves fine lines and deeper wrinkles
  • Reduces acne scars
  • Softens stretch marks
  • Evens skin tone
  • Lightens hyperpigmentation and sun spots
  • Reduces appearance of pores
  • Firms and smooths skin texture
  • Heals scars
  • Reduces broken capillaries and spider veins
  • Brings back the glow for fresher, younger-looking skin
At New Image Beauty Bar, Alicia adds Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, to the procedure to greatly enhance the microneedling benefits. What is Platelet-Rich Plasma? Plasma contains high concentration of platelets, stem cells and growth factors. Platelets help your tissue heal and grow new cells. Historically, PRP has been primarily used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry and reconstructive surgery to help speed recovery. Now cosmetic dermatology also uses it to help damaged, aging skin grow new collagen and elastin for beautiful, youthful results. What are the benefits of microneedling with PRP (Vampire Facial)? When PRP is used with microneedling, it penetrates your skin through the tiny channels the microneedles create. The PRP supercharges the microneedling benefits. PRP also addresses under-eye puffiness and dark circles to give you a more youthful, well-rested appearance. Since PRP is derived from your own blood, the side effects are virtually eliminated. How else is PRP used? PRP has many other applications. For example, PRP can be used to:
  • Perform the “Vampire FaceLift” and “Vampire Breast Lift”
  • Treat thinning hair
  • Perform the “O-Shot” for female sexual dysfunction and stress urinary incontinence
Which areas of the body can be treated with microneedling and PRP?
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolleté
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Legs
  • Abdomen
  • Back
Who is a good candidate for microneedling with PRP? Microneedling with PRP is a very safe and effective treatment for adults with all skin types who wish to improve their skin quality. The depth of the MicroPen can be adjusted to meet the client’s individual needs and objectives. Due to its low-risk profile, Microneedling with PRP is a good option for people who are not good candidates for lasers, such as those with darker skin types. MicroPen with PRP is also a very powerful tool for treating scars on the face and body. How is the microneedling with PRP procedure performed? First, Alicia applies a topical numbing gel to the treatment area for optimal comfort. Then Alicia inserts a new sterile cartridge containing 12 microneedles into the MicroPen and selects the appropriate depth setting based on your skin’s unique needs. When the microneedles penetrate the skin, Alicia is then able to smear your PRP in circular motions to your treatment area to ensure that the PRP gets fully absorbed. What does microneedling feel like? Since Alicia applies a topical numbing cream prior to the treatment, discomfort is significantly lessened. Microneedling feels like light sandpaper being moved across the skin. How long does the procedure take? About one hour total. The numbing process takes about 30 minutes, then the microneedling takes about 30 minutes, depending on the treatment area. What is the downtime after the microneedling with PRP (Vampire Facial)? The downtime is minimal with only one to three days of mild redness, depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment. When will I see results after the Vampire Facial? You’ll notice an immediate “glow” to your skin and it will continue to improve over the next few weeks. The full results can be seen up to 6 months post treatment as collagen production continues. How many treatments are needed with the Vampire Facial to see optimal results? We recommend a series of at least three treatments about four to six weeks apart to see the best results. You can then do the treatment about once a year to maintain these results.  
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