I think that we can all collectively say that there has been a time where we wished that we would just wake up with flawless skin every day. But, we're human and we have things like under eye dark circles, red spots, acne scars (the list could go on and on) to cover up. So what do we do like clockwork every morning? We wake up, wash our face and apply our favorite BB cream to help cover these things. It becomes a part of your life. But what if you didn't need to do all this in the morning anymore? What if you could have something permanently does that would take away all this primping in the morning?
Your wish is now a possibility. The latest beauty trend is women who are microneedling BB cream into their skin for a more permanent glow.
The treatment is a semi-permanent procedure that Allure shared is being done at a New York City spa. The spa called Glo Skin & Laser shared that it takes two treatments to smooth over imperfections, but leaves you looking like you're wearing a lightweight face of makeup.
The procedure works just like your typical microneedling treatment where tiny needles are rolled across the skin. While it might sound painful (and probably kinda is), it is a great ways to increase the skin's production of collagen and elastin.
In this case, instead of the needles injecting something like a line-smoothing serum or vitamins, they are inserting makeup one-millimeter into the skin, kind of like a tattoo for your face. They will numb your face for the treatment and the whole procedure takes about three hours. The procedure costs about $400.
But here's the thing: it's not FDA approved yet - so don't get too excited. The idea of doing this really is so new that the pigments haven't yet been developed in the United States yet. The NYC spa doing the procedure is currently using a product called BB Ideal Skin out of Moscow.
And more bad news, since all the experimentation has been based Russian demographics mean there are no pigments for dark skin. And in often situations, three shades need to be blended together to get the right one.
At this time, dermatology experts are also wary of the procedure as a whole, especially without the backing of the Food and Drug Administration's seal of approval. Their valid concerns are that this can cause redness, scarring, pain, allergic reactions, and inflections, so be cautious if this is something you're considering.