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Skin turnover that knows and prepares the number and frequency of effective hydra facials




Hidemasa Shinohara
Dr. Hidemasa Shinohara

Skin Refine Clinic Ginza

Regular member of the Japanese Society of Plastic Surgery Certified specialist Regular member of the Japanese Society of Clinical Dermatology Regular member of the Japanese Society of Cranial Forehead Surgery

Medical institution with Dr. Hidekatsu Shinohara

Skin refine clinic Skin Refine Clinic Ginza
Contact: 0120-661-062

Dr. Hidekatsu Shinohara, the founder of Skin Refine Clinic and the director of Skin Refine Clinic Ginza. For hyaluronic acid injection and Botox injection, he will instruct doctors as an injection instructor. As a certified specialist of the Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we provide careful counseling and perform a wide range of treatments from injection treatment to laser treatment and phototherapy.

Hydra Facial

Skin disorders such as "I'm worried about pores" and "I'm getting dull due to lack of firmness" may be caused by disturbance of the skin turnover (metabolism) cycle due to old keratin and accumulation of excess sebum. Maybe.

Lifestyles such as eating and sleeping and skin care practices may help, but Hydra Facial can remove dead skin cells and excess sebum from pores in just 30 minutes . .. It is said that by receiving it regularly, the disordered turnover cycle is adjusted, so acne, fine wrinkles, age spots and dullness are less likely to occur.

There is no pain during the treatment and there is no downtime after the treatment such as rough skin, so even those who are new to cosmetology can receive it without resistance, and by receiving it before irradiation treatment such as light (IPL) or laser, the treatment It is said that the effect will increase. Therefore, it can be expected to be effective not only for those who are new to cosmetology but also for those who regularly receive cosmetology.

By knowing the mechanism for removing stains on the skin with Hydra Facial, the mechanism for adjusting the turnover cycle, and the required number and frequency , the effect of Hydra Facial and the synergistic effect with irradiation treatment can be expected.

Hydra Facial that removes dead skin while moisturizing

Hydra Facial Swirl Water Stream Hydra Facial treatment uses the power of a stream of water to soften the skin and remove dirt in just 30 minutes, "cleansing", removing keratin, "peeling", and removing excess sebum to remove pores. We perform "deep cleansing" to clean and "moisturize" to moisturize .

It is said that by eliminating old keratin on the skin surface and excess sebum in the pores, which are difficult to remove by daily face washing, the skin becomes smooth immediately after the treatment, and you can feel that the makeup has improved.

The reason why Hydra Facial removes dirt firmly with a mild treatment

Hydra Facial is a peeling machine developed by Edge Systems of the United States, and its safety and effectiveness have been recognized by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), which is the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, as well as the CE (EU Member State Standards). ..

The reason why Hydra Facial removes stains even though it is painless and less irritating during the procedure is that each chemical solution rich in beauty ingredients and patented peeling and cleansing are used in three steps. It is located at the tip of the machine to enhance the effect .

Hydra Facial chemicals rich in beauty ingredients

Skin solution Hydra facial treatments use a stream of water, but the treatment uses more than just water. We use a chemical solution called "skin solution" that contains antioxidants, moisturizing ingredients, and soothing ingredients .

Each skin solution is used for each of the three hydra facial treatment steps.

Step1: Deep cleansing + peeling

Solutions "Activ-4 ™" and "Glysal ™": The former contains ingredients that remove dirt and improve wrinkles, and the latter contains ingredients that remove dead skin cells.

Step2: Pore care + moisturizing

Solution "Beta-HD ™": Contains ingredients that remove keratin plugs and excess sebum and moisturize

Step3: Essence introduction + protection

Solution "Antiox + ™": Contains antioxidants that moisturize and soothe the skin

Patented "Hydro Peel Tip" that enhances peeling and cleansing effects

Hydra facial handpiece Hydra Facial is performed by attaching a patented hydro-peel tip with a special spiral structure to the tip of a hand-held part called a handpiece.

The spiral shape of the tip creates a spiral stream of water that moisturizes and sucks at the same time, while floating sebum and dirt to cleanse deep into the pores .

Hydro peel tip In addition, multiple edges (blades) attached to the tip rub the skin to peel off old keratin. The removed dirt and dead skin cells are sucked and discharged together with the dirty skin solution waste liquid from the hole dedicated to the outlet.

The tips are disposable, and blue tips, light blue tips, and clear tips are used according to the Hydra Facial treatment process.

Chips and chemicals that can be used in the three processes of Hydra Facial

Process [Step 1]
Deep cleansing + peeling
[Step 2]
Pore care + moisturizing
[Step 3]
Essence introduction + protection
TipHydro peel tip blue chipLight blue tip of hydro peel tipHydro peel tip clear tip
Solution (chemical solution) Activ-4 ™
Glysal ™
Beta-HD ™ Antiox + ™
Ingredients of solution (chemical solution)
Activ-4 ™
  • Glucosamine HCL: exfoliation
  • Lactic acid: peeling
  • Yeast extract: tightening and improving wrinkles
Glysal ™
    • Glycolic acid (Gly): peeling
    • Salicylic acid (Sal): exfoliation

Normally, use Gly 7.5% Sal 2% pH 3.4, and pinpoint Gly 15% Sal 1.5% pH 3.1 for areas where you want to remove dirt firmly.

Beta-HD ™
  • Pentylene glycol: moisturizing
  • Salicylic acid: exfoliation
  • Honey extract: moisturizing
  • Spirea Extract: Natural salicylic acid soothes and smoothes the skin
Antiox + ™
  • Hyaluronic acid: Moisturizing
  • Peptide (Copper PCA, Zinc PCA, MgPCA): Prevents wrinkles and gives skin elasticity
  • Arnica Flower Extract: Inflammatory, Anti-inflammatory, Sedative
  • Green tea extract: anti-inflammatory, sedative
  • Horse chestnut extract: Antioxidant

Skin problems that can be improved with Hydra Facial

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Opening of pores and darkening
  • Black nose (strawberry nose)
  • Small wrinkles
  • The skin is no longer firm
  • Dull skin
  • I want to improve the penetration of makeup paste and lotion
  • Skin stiffness
  • Acne and bumps on the back and upper arms

Area where hydra facial can be done

  • Whole face
  • Face T zone
  • Décolletage
  • Upper arm
  • back

The nose is a part of the face that has many pores (sebaceous glands) and is prone to excessive secretion of sebum. When old keratin and sebum accumulate in the pores and become dirty, they become keratin plugs and cover the pores. Over time in this state, sebum will oxidize and appear as black spots.

Hydra Facial also removes sebum that has accumulated in the pores and turned black. In addition, it is said that when the turnover cycle is adjusted by Hydra Facial, the old stratum corneum is peeled off, and it is difficult for sebum pores to remain due to the pores being blocked.

Hydra Facial can be applied not only to the face but also to the upper arms and back. The back has many pores (sebaceous glands) and sebum secretion is active, so it is a part where acne can easily repeat. Hydra Facial eliminates dead skin cells, dirt, and sebum clogging in pores, leading to improvement of back acne.

Hydra facial that enhances the treatment effect by performing it before other treatments

For example, removing the old keratin wall with a hydra facial before light (IPL) treatment to lighten age spots and improve redness makes it easier to target the red pigments of melanin and hemoglobin that cause age spots and redness. I will.

If you use a hydra facial to thoroughly remove dirt before cosmetology such as light (IPL), laser, and radio frequency (RF), it will be easier for energy sources such as light, laser, and radio frequency to reach you than if you are treated with old dead skin cells remaining. It is not to become.

In addition to irradiation treatment, it is said that the effects of iontophoresis and phonophoresis, which allow the active ingredients of the skin such as vitamin C and tranexamic acid to penetrate into the skin, will increase.

Turnover cycle arranged by hydra facial

Epidermis structure The skin has a three-layer structure consisting of the epidermis layer, the dermis layer, and the subcutaneous tissue from the outside, but the outermost epidermis is further the stratum corneum, the stratum granulosum, and the stratum spinosum. , It is divided into four layers, the basal layer.

When new cells are created in the basal layer at the bottom of the epidermis layer, they rise up and eventually become dirt and peel off. The cycle from the birth of cells in the epidermal layer to the peeling off is called skin metabolism or turnover.

Skin cells are constantly being reborn with a turnover of approximately 28 days .

Turnover cycle that can be disturbed

A normal turnover cycle is required to maintain healthy skin without dead skin cells and excess sebum buildup. However, the turnover cycle is unexpectedly easily disturbed by the effects of lifestyle habits such as sleep and eating habits in addition to aging, and external stimuli such as sunburn by ultraviolet rays and drying by air conditioning .

If the turnover is slow, the stratum corneum becomes dirty and difficult to peel off, so the stratum corneum becomes thick. Conversely, if the turnover is too early, cells will come out on the surface of the skin before it has sufficient functions to protect the skin. It will end up. The following skin problems are caused by such disturbance of the turnover cycle.

  • Clogged pores make pores stand out, and acne and rough skin are more likely to occur.
  • Accumulation of dead skin makes the skin stiff and stiff
  • Since the melanin pigment remains without being discharged, the stains increase and the skin looks dull.
  • Sensitive to dryness and prone to trouble

Even if you spend a lot of time washing your face with soap every day, it will not be enough to clean your pores. Dirt and dead skin that cannot be removed by washing your face will accumulate more and more if left alone. Even if you brush your teeth every day, just as a dentist regularly cleans your teeth to keep your teeth healthy, cleaning your skin also makes it easier for moisturizing ingredients such as lotion to penetrate and is healthy. You can keep your skin.

It is said that when the hydra facial removes dirt from the skin and the turnover cycle is adjusted, the skin condition is less likely to cause acne, fine wrinkles, age spots and dullness .

Difference between Hydra Facial and Chemical Peeling

In addition to hydra facials, chemical peels are another way to remove dead skin cells and regulate the skin turnover cycle. Chemical peels apply chemicals such as salicylic acid and glycolic acid to the skin to dissolve and wipe off the dead skin cells, but some people may experience dryness or rough skin due to the chemicals not matching the skin or removing old dead skin cells.

Hydra facials, on the other hand, have a very short amount of time for the peeling fluid to be present on the skin and dissolve the dead skin cells. The water flow created by the specially constructed tip and handpiece removes dead skin cells and stubborn stains, minimizing irritation to the skin. Hydra Facial is characterized by not only removing dead skin cells and dirt, but also moisturizing with beauty essence ingredients .

Hydra Facial Treatment Flow and Required Number of Times and Fees

(1) Counseling

Please check the unclear points such as what kind of effect can be expected by receiving a detailed explanation of Hydra Facial.

(2) Cleansing

For facial treatments, remove makeup.

(3) Treatment

Hydra facials are painless and do not require anesthesia. The procedure takes about 30 minutes.

(4) Finish

Makeup is possible immediately after the procedure.

Number and frequency of hydra facials

Hydra Facial is a treatment that removes dead skin cells and keratin plugs, and many people realize the effects of brightening the skin tone and improving the makeup even once .

In addition, it is said that by continuing the treatment once a month about 5 times according to the skin turnover, the turnover cycle will be adjusted and the skin condition will be healthy .

Hydra Facial Treatment Fee

For the face, it costs about 15,000 to 20,000 yen, and for the back, it costs about 30,000 to 50,000 yen . Hydra facial treatment is a free medical treatment, so the fee varies depending on the medical institution.

Precautions for Hydra Facial

Side effects (risks) and precautions

Due to the peeling, on rare occasions, you may feel peeling, a slight tension, or a tingling sensation . In rare cases, redness may occur, but it will subside in about 30 minutes.

Chloasma can be exacerbated by the stimulation of the procedure, but this is usually not a problem. Depending on the degree of chloasma and the course of treatment, avoid the chloasma site. It is difficult to judge whether it is spots, freckles, or chloasma, so follow the judgment of the doctor who will be examined. If you perform the peeling treatment within one month, your skin will become sensitive, so it is recommended that you take it about two weeks apart.

Those who may not be able to receive Hydra Facial

  • Those who are pregnant or may become pregnant
  • Those with strong skin inflammation
  • Those with aspirin allergies
  • Those who have excessive sunburn

If you think that the above applies, or if you have any other concerns, please consult your doctor at the time of examination.

Medical institutions with option menus for hydra facials

Hydra Facial has an option menu, but not all medical institutions have an option menu. If you choose a medical institution that has an option menu, you will be able to experience the effects of a higher hydra facial .

Hydra Facial Options Menu

Lymph drainage before performing a hydra facial

Lymph drainage before the hydra facial can be expected to help eliminate toxins, detoxify the skin and improve swelling, as well as relaxation .

Introducing active ingredients

In the hydra facial treatment process, the effect can be further enhanced by introducing the following active ingredients according to the skin type.

Active ingredient Action
Derma Builtfer ™ Makes fine wrinkles and wrinkles caused by dryness less noticeable and brings firmness to the skin.
Britenol® It cares for age spots and freckles, and at the same time, tones the skin and brings whitening.

LED light therapy irradiation

By irradiating LED light therapy after STEP3, it is said that nutrient-rich cosmetological ingredients are surely absorbed into the pores. There are two LED lights, and you can illuminate both at the same time.

LED light Action
Red LED Light with a wavelength of 600nm to 1000nm reduces wrinkles and fine wrinkles and smoothes the texture of the skin.
Blue LED Light with a wavelength of 420 nm sterilizes acne bacteria that cause acne and improves oily skin.

Skin Refine Clinic Ginza Hydra Facial

Professor Hidekatsu Shinohara, who supervised the article, taught me about Hydra Facial.

Who do you recommend for Hydra Facial?
Dr. Hidekatsu Shinohara
Recommended for those who are concerned about rough skin such as acne and dryness, and those who regularly receive phototherapy or laser treatment. Removing unwanted dirt and dead skin cells with a hydra facial before the radiation treatment will help the energy of the radiation treatment reach deeper into the skin.
do you feel any pain?
Dr. Hidekatsu Shinohara
There is almost no pain during or after the procedure. No anesthesia is required.
Please tell me the ideal treatment frequency.
Dr. Hidekatsu Shinohara
One guideline is to repeat it once a month, 5 to 6 times, but there is no limit to the number of times you can receive it. It is recommended that you clean it regularly. Some people may realize the effect of improving the makeup paste immediately after one treatment.
Please tell me the precautions and downtime before and after the procedure.
Dr. Hidekatsu Shinohara
Depending on the condition of the skin, it may feel temporarily peeled or taut, but it will subside within a few days. Also, if you want to receive other peeling treatments such as chemical peeling at the same time, please consult with us about the contents.
What is the price of Hydra Facial?
Dr. Hidekatsu Shinohara
The first time is 15,000 yen (excluding tax), and the second and subsequent times are 20,000 yen (excluding tax).
Please give a message to those who will receive the Hydra Facial from now on.
Dr. Hidekatsu Shinohara
The treatment menu of cosmetic dermatology has really increased, and now it is possible to easily improve various problems. However, there may still be many people who are having difficulty taking a step because there are too many choices and they get lost, and the prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and menu.
Hydra Facial is a gentle treatment that is highly recommended not only for those who have problems with their skin, but also for those who are new to cosmetology and want to start caring for their skin. There are similar treatments, but please note that there are differences in the treatment effect.
You may want to look for a clinic on the Hydra Facial Japan Instagram or homepage.
It is a very popular treatment for men and women of all ages, for daily care and for preparing the skin just before the event.
Thank you, Professor Shinohara!

Medical institution with Dr. Hidekatsu Shinohara

Skin refine clinic Skin Refine Clinic Ginza
Contact: 0120-661-062