415.350.1265
info@StellaKimArtistry.com
SAN FRANCISCO LOCATION
126 Post Street 6FL #618
San Francisco, CA 94108
DALY CITY LOCATION
151 87th Street Suite 1
Daly City, CA 94105

 

Stella Kim Artistry
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Google Places - White Circle
  • Vimeo - White Circle

© 2017 Stella Kim , proudly created with PhiPhi Dinh Designer

October 5, 2019

Please reload

Recent Posts

Everything You Need To Know About Our CBD Facial

May 31, 2019

1/2
Please reload

Featured Posts

Watershine Covered BB Glow

March 12, 2019

 

 

What is Covered BB Glow Facial?

Covered BB Glow is one of the latest anti-aging beauty innovations from South Korea since 2016. FDA tested. It is a Semi-permanent foundation ampoule instead of pigments specially designed for your face. Make sure to research and go with experienced professional semi-permeant artist who has performed, has many worked with tattooing the skins before.  It uses scientifically proven nano needling technology to safely infuse nutrient-rich tinted BB cream ampoule(serum) into the top layer of your skin. This treatment will provide light to medium coverage to camouflage all your facial imperfections – including hyper-pigmentation, redness, dark circles and large pores. Everyone will think that you naturally have perfect skin and Covered BB Glow Facial can be your little secret.

 

 

 

What Are The Benefits Of Covered BB Glow Facial?

Covered BB Glow Facial Will Instantly And Perfectly Even Out All Your Blemishes And Discolorations. It’s A Perfect Way To Have Amazing Skin For Special Events Like Your Wedding Or Birthday. Covered BB Glow Facial Is Not Only Great At Covering Up Your Facial Skin Flaws, It Will Also Hydrate Your Skin, Reduce Fine Lines And Wrinkles, Reduce The Appearance Of Under-Eye Dark Circles, And Reduce Blackheads And Clogged Pores.Covered BB Glow Facial is also great for people with rosacea, to help cover up redness and broken capillaries.Covered BB Glow Facial does not rub or wash off. So, you can sweat, shower and swim all you want. At the end of the day, you will still have that amazing glowing and flawless skin. Covered BB Glow Facial is also good for your skin. Special BB cream that’s infused into your skin contains many anti-aging ingredients, vitamins and antioxidants that will keep your skin healthy and youthful. Covered BB Glow Facial will not clog your pores and cause breakouts as the pigment is inside your skin versus sitting on top of your pores.Covered BB Glow Facial is great for those who, despite having tried all the latest anti-aging technologies, still are not able to remove stubborn spots. Now, Covered BB Glow facial can safely camouflage imperfections and provide flawless skin. 

 

 

 

Am I a good candidate for Covered BB Glow Facial?
 

  • For those with: Dull, uneven skin texture, Freckles, Hyper-pigmentation, Post acne scars, Age spots and sun spots, Early aging and lax skin, Wrinkles and fine lines even under eyes including eye bags.

  • It's not recommended for those with: Skin Cancer, Pregnant or Nursing, Skin Disease, Active infections or open wounds, Accutane or any medication for the same purpose within the past 6 months, Individual intolerance or allergies to the ingredients, Patients with melanoma or other skin lesions, injectable fillers within the last 2 weeks, Patients on blood thinners, Patients who are immunosuppressed due to potential for increased post needling infection. 

  • Still able to proceed with caution if any of these applies with: History of cold sores or fever blisters, Taking an anti-viral medication may help to avoid a possible breakout. The medication should be used 2 days before and 2 days after treatment. Smoker (due to lipid peroxidation), Uncontrolled diabetes, as potential delayed wound healing may increase risk of secondary infection post needling, Keloid or raised scars, Active acne breakouts
     

How safe is Covered BB Glow Facial?

Covered BB Glow Facial is very safe as it uses a nano-needling technology and does not go deep in the skin. Also, all the BB ampoule (serums) are free of parabens, fragrances, alcohol and allergens.

 

What are the potential side effects of Covered BB Glow Facial?

Side effects are very rare when done by a certified professional. Potential side effects are minor and can include pain, redness, pinpoint bleeding, temporary hyper-pigmentation and infection.

 

Covered BB Glow Facial Steps

  1. Cleansing: A cleanser is chosen based on skin type and applied to the face, neck and decollete to remove any surface oils or debris.

  2. Exfoliation: Gentle brightening gel is used to gently clean your pores and remove dead skin cells, which signifcantly improves your skin texture and color and aids in the absorption of active ingredients.

  3. Neutralization: Neutralizing Foam is applied, left on for few minutes and removed to restore the skin’s pH balance, reduce redness, moisturize and improve skin tone.

  4. Carboxy Gel Therapy: Additionally we add on Carboxy Therapy before Covered BB Glow to prepare the skin and optimize the results. (This step will be discussed further below.)

  5.  Meso Serum (Transparent): your choice of 1 booster serum - This is another extra step added on to enhance your results. Using nano-needling, we infuse a transparent meso serum to create more collagen, brighten and hydrate the skin.

  6. Covered BB Ampoule(Serum): Covered BB ampoule shade that best matches your skin tone is infused into the skin with the nano-needles and left on for 15 minutes.  Not like other places, We do use whole ampoule for each procedure. 

  7.  Mask: A fabric mask is placed over the Covered BB ampoule to keep it from drying out and to provide extra hydration and soothe the skin.

  8. LED Light Therapy: is also performed for 15 minutes with the mask on the skin to enhance the results. 

  9. Removal: The mask and the product is removed after 15min.

  10. Repair: Cream is applied as the final step. The cream helps to soothe and restore the treated skin.
     

We use two types of ampoules.

One is Meso Ampoule (1 serum of your choice) and Covered BB Glow Ampoule. There are several well-known brands that are used for BB Glow treatments. These serums vary in color, consistency and active ingredients. The most popular and most well-known brand in South Korea is Phytera Ampoule(serum) work well as they have very potent active ingredients and botanical extracts as well as medical-grade peptides and growth factors. They are suitable for all skin types and work well for anti-aging and rejuvenation.

 

Our Ampoules are highly effective at camouflaging hyper-pigmentation, brightening skin tone and improving skin texture due to its high concentration of active ingredients like Niacinamide, 13 botanical extracts, and epidermal growth factors. This serum also leaves skin hydrated and dewy.

 

 

 

Benefits of our covered BB ampoule

  • Reduces the appearance of acne scarring, freckles and hyper-pigmentation

  • Choices of color ranges

  • Increases collagen synthesis

  • Helps skin to retain moisture

  • Improves brightness and elasticity

  • Reduces appearance of wrinkles

  • Reduces skin discoloration

  • Reduces appearance of pores

  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Balances color and tone, while reducing the appearance of age spots

  • Protects skin’s surface from free radical damage with antioxidants.
     

How long is down time? You may resume your routine as soon as you finish. However, if you have sensitive skin, you may experience temporary irritation, tightness and redness for 1-2 days. Some people may experience mild peeling around the nose and mouth, particularly if they have dehydrated skin. 

 

AFTERCARE

  • During the first 24 hours, do not wash your face or use any moisturizers or makeup.

  • Mineral make up and sunscreen (SPF 50) may be applied the following day.

  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure for 2 weeks. If you are outdoors, sunscreen with SPF 30 should be worn every 2 hours.

  • No sauna, baths or swimming for 1 week

  • No scrubs or exfoliators for 1 week

  • No strenuous exercise for 1-2 days.

  • Do not use harsh soaps or scrubs or heavy skin care products on the face for 1 week.
     

How long does Covered BB Glow Facial last? How many treatments are recommended?

The great thing about BB Glow is that you will see immediate results. If you are a first-timer, the results can last 3-7 months. All first-timers should come back for a for a 2nd session in about two weeks to get further coverage.

To maximize the effectiveness of BB Glow, it’s recommended that you start with a series of 3-4 treatments, once every 2-4 weeks. After the initial series, the results of your BB Glow treatment can last up to a year or longer. With proper maintenance, the effect can last even longer.

 

How long does the Covered BB Glow treatment take?

To enhance your results, we pretreat the skin with Caroboxy Gel Therapy. After your BB Glow treatment, we finish off the treatment with the LED light therapy. The entire treatment takes about 90 mins.

 

Science behind Covered BB Glow:

There are two types of aging: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging is determined by genetics. Extrinsic aging is determined by external factors, such as sun exposure and lifestyle. The majority of aging is extrinsic. Factors that contribute to extrinsic aging include poor nutrition, drinking, smoking, medications and poor skin care regimen. Skin needling is an effective way to treat extrinsic skin aging by providing skin rejuvenation. Micro injuries caused by needling stimulate wound healing with release of various growth factors, proliferation of fibroblasts and laying down of intercellular matrix.

 

It has been documented that skin treated with four microneedling sessions, one month apart, can increase collagen and elastin deposition by 400% with a thickened stratum spinosum. Skin fibroblasts are responsible for the production of collagen, elastin and glycosaminiglycans. GAGs are a natural moisture factor, most commonly known as hyaluronic acid, which creates a fluid filled space between the collagen and elastin fibers in the dermis. It’s important to be knowledgeable about the anatomy of skin to understand how the Covered BB Glow treatment works. 

 

What is physiology of skin?

 

The skin consists of three main layers called epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.

The epidermis is the thin, outer layer of the skin, visible to the eye. It works to provide protection to the body. The thickness of the epidermis is about 0.05-2.3 mm. It’s the approximate thickness of paper or plastic wrap. The thickness of the epidermis depends on the level of protection required by a particular area of the body. For example, the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet have a significantly thicker layer of keratin (up to 2.3 mm). This protects the body from the high impact to which these areas are subject to. In contrast, the thickness of the epidermis on the eyelids is approximately 0.05 mm.

 

 

 

There are 5 layers of the epidermis called stratum corneum, stratum lucidum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum, stratum basale.

 

  1. Stratum Corneum is the most superficial layer of the epidermis and is the layer exposed to the outside environment. The increased keratinization (also called cornification) of the cells in the layer gives it its name. There are usually 15-30 layers of cells in the stratum corneum. This dry, dead layer helps prevent the penetration of microbes and the dehydration of underlying tissues. It also provides a mechanical protection against abrasion for the more delicate, underlying layers. Cells in this layer are shed periodically and are replaced by cells pushed up from the stratum granulosum (or stratum lucidum in the case of the palms and soles of feet). The entire layer is replaced during a period of about four weeks.
     

  2. Stratum Lucidum is a smooth, seemingly translucent layer found only in the thick skin of the palms, soles and digits, as it provides extra protection against abrasion.
     

  3. Stratum Granulosum is where keratin is formed. Keratin is a protein that is the main component of skin. The cells in this layer also produce intercellular cement that prevent evaporation, which helps with hydration of the skin.
     

  4. Stratum Spinosum is the thickest layer of the epidermis. It got its name because its cells are spiny-shaped. Keratinization begins in the stratum spinosum. It contains newly formed keratinocytes, which are strengthening proteins. It also contains Langerhans cells that help prevent infection. The stratum spinosum is partly responsible for the skin’s strength and flexibility.
     

  5. Stratum Basale the bottom layer (also known as the basal cell layer) has column-shaped basal cells that divide and push older cells toward the surface of the skin. As the cells move up through the skin, they flatten and eventually die and shed. This layer also contains melanocytes, cells that produce the pigment melanin. Melanin gives hair and skin its color, and also protects the living cells of the epidermis from ultraviolet (UV) radiation damage.
     

What are the differences between traditional MTS Microneedling and cosmetic Microneedling?

 

Traditional MTS Needling Uses A Derma-Pen. Disposable Needle Cartridges Attached To The Derma-Pen Makes The Needles Go Up And Down At Very High Speeds To Create Micro-Injuries To The Skin. The Main Benefit Of Traditional Microneedling Is To Stimulate New Collagen Production To Improve The Texture Of The Skin. Traditional Microneedling Treatments Are Used To Make The Skin Smoother And Firmer, Treat Various Scars And Minimize Pore Size. Traditional Microneedling Is Mainly Used To Treat The Face, But Can Be Used Elsewhere To Improve The Texture Of The Skin. 

 

Second benefit of Microneedling is that during the treatment, since it creates micro-channels in the skin, we can apply various Meso Ampoules to increase the penetration of active ingredients in the serums. Studies suggest that using a skin needling system can increase the effectiveness of topical treatments by several hundred percent. The skin produces fibroblast and new collagen, trying to repair itself. New collagen will plump the skin, tighten pores and smooth the texture, assisting in the reduction of wrinkles and giving a more radiant and vital appearance.