The “GG” is a Global Glow-Up. A skin perfecting procedure that is second to none! Experience the smoothest, most beautiful skin you've ever seen in the mirror. It's like a real-life beauty filter. The name, GG, short for Global Glow-up was inspired by the fact that this set of 5 or more skin-rejuvenating procedures are derived from all over the world!
Germany: Jessner’s Peel. First the skin is cleansed and defatted with a topical agent, to prepare for a Jessner’s Peel. The namesake peel, developed by Dr. Max Jessner, a German dermatologist, is composed of resorcinol, lactic acid and salicylic acid. It is a very mild, even peel that is a popular standalone procedure that leaves the skin glowy and smooth, with reduced pigmentation.
USA: Microneedling. Shallow (in this case) microneedling, developed by Dr. Desmond Fernandes, is popular for many reasons. First, it stimulates collagen. When delivered with a device such as the Eclipse or Dermapen systems the results are smooth, even coverage. Small channels resulting in the skin immediately after the procedure make the stratum corneum, or hard outer layer of the skin, more permeable. This allows active ingredients to be delivered through the skin’s surface, where increased effectiveness can be expected.
Japan or France: Smears. Here is where the active ingredients come in. A smear has a generally negative connotation except in the skin world. Smearing refers to the application of active ingredients to the skin after microneedling. Platelet rich plasma is one such ingredient. In the GG we either smear Tranexamic acid to reduce pigmentation, or another proprietary formula to stimulate collagen. And yes, you guessed it: TXA for melasma was popularized in Japan, while the collagen stimulant was patented in France. This step of the GG is tailored to the patient’s needs.
Calabasas: Bella Microgold (please link this back to the Bella Microgold section). A small sterile vial with shallow microneedles capable of delivering product to the surface layers of the skin is loaded with our favorites: injectable hyaluronic acid and neuromodulators (Juvederm® and Botox® for example) as well as another ingredient that aids with effective delivery. This is also a standalone procedure that results in smooth skin—and is already very popular at Bella Skin Institute. When applied after the above procedures it is even more effective, reaching the target depth more easily when the skin has already been “opened.”
Japan: GG Finishing Mask. This soothing mask is the perfect wrap-up for the series. Originally from Japan but adapted for our practice, this mask soothes, hydrates and revitalizes the skin. Again, it is a popular standalone procedure but when applied just after Bella Microgold is soothes the skin and seals the active ingredients in for maximal effectiveness. Patients love the feeling of this mask and always leave satisfied.
The GG incorporates beauty secrets from all over the globe to provide the optimal skin-perfecting results. The effects last 2 to 6 months and are noticeable! Many of our patients report receiving numerous comments and questions: “What have you done to your skin? I’ll have what you’re having!” Innovations in dermatology have always included various combinations. For skin smoothing, the GG is currently our gold standard.