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Satoshi Hashimoto
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto

Certified by the Japanese Society of Cosmetic Surgeons Dermapen World Certified Dermapen 4 Technical Instructor suneKOS executive trainer in Japan Classys Certified Ultraformer 3 Instructor Endymed Certified Technical Instructor

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Contact: 0120-440-138

Sunekos is a notable formulation that contains hyaluronic acid, which has a role to keep the skin moist, and amino acids that promote the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. It is said to be particularly effective in treating small wrinkles around the eyes and mouth by restoring the firmness and elasticity of the skin and improving the skin quality from the root .

There are other injection treatments such as hyaluronic acid injection and botulinum injection for the purpose of giving firmness to the skin and improving wrinkles, but the formulation suitable for each purpose is different, so what is the purpose? It is important to know if you should choose Snekos at .

In addition, by understanding in advance the period until the effect of Snekos appears, downtime, precautions, etc., it is possible to receive the treatment with more peace of mind.

Types of snekos that lead to firm and elastic mochi skin, interval, risk and downtime to receive treatment

Snekos, which leads to improvement of wrinkles and promotes improvement of skin quality

SUNEKOS improves skin quality by stimulating fibroblasts (dermal fibroblasts) that produce collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the skin, and promoting the growth of own collagen and elastin. This is a targeted injection procedure.

Snekos can be expected to be effective for improving wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, and for crepe wrinkles that have been difficult to improve with hyaluronic acid injection, Botox injection, and laser treatment.

Those who are suitable for Sunokos

  • Those who are concerned about wrinkles on the forehead
  • Those who are concerned about fine wrinkles around the eyes and mouth
  • Those who want skin firmness and elasticity
  • Those who want to improve wrinkles on the back of the hand and fingers
  • Those who want to improve neck wrinkles
  • Those who are concerned about skin aging due to exposure to UV rays
  • Those who want a natural change and finish

Main Ingredients and Actions of Sunekos

The main components of Sunekos are hyaluronic acid and 6 kinds of amino acids, which do not contain chemical substances such as cross-linking agents .

The hyaluronic acid used in Sunekos is soft and does not contain a chemical substance called a cross-linking agent, unlike the hard hyaluronic acid used in conventional procedures aimed at adding volume to the skin, such as contouring. is. Hyaluronic acid has a high water retention capacity and viscosity, and it has the effect of moisturizing dry skin that has been damaged by aging and ultraviolet rays and storing moisture.

Collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the skin, are made of protein, and protein is a general term for a combination of multiple amino acids, and amino acids are the components that form collagen and elastin.

Snekos also has a patented combination of specific amino acids and hyaluronic acid that stimulate collagen and elastin production . It has the effect of promoting the regeneration and growth of collagen and elastin, which have deteriorated in structure due to aging and damage such as ultraviolet rays .

The Importance of Collagen and Elastin, which Decrease with Aging and UV Rays

Human skin has a three-layer structure consisting of the epidermis layer, the dermis layer, and the subcutaneous tissue (fat) from the outside. About 70% of the dermis layer is collagen, which is a strong fibrous protein. The gap between them is filled with hyaluronic acid, a jelly-like substance that retains moisture. In the dermis layer, a fibrous protein with elasticity called "elastin" bundles collagen together, giving the skin firmness and elasticity.

When the dermis layer is damaged by aging, ultraviolet rays, stress, disordered eating habits, and hormonal imbalance, hyaluronic acid, which plays a role in storing moisture, and collagen and elastin, which maintain the firmness and elasticity of the skin, deteriorate. It will decrease and cause wrinkles and sagging .

How the effects of SNECOS, which can be expected to cause natural changes, appear

Snekos is a treatment that gradually begins to show its effect over a period of 1 week to 10 days, but it is recommended to perform about 4 treatments at intervals of 1 week to 10 days to further enhance the effect.

The effect of Sunekos is not a noticeable change that people around you see as "clearly changed", but the skin is firmer and fine wrinkles are less noticeable, the skin is more elastic and more elastic, and the makeup is better. You can expect a natural skin-beautifying effect, such as improved glue .

Specific effects that can be expected from the injection of SNECOS

Hyaluronic acid, which is a component of Sunekos, has the effect of storing moisture, increasing the amount of moisture in the skin, making it possible to aim for a moisturized skin.

In addition, by promoting the regeneration and proliferation of collagen and elastin, which have deteriorated in structure due to aging and damage such as ultraviolet rays, it improves fine crepe wrinkles and fine wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, and smoothes sagging pores on the cheeks. You can expect improvement and smoothing of rough and uneven skin .

  • Improve skin texture and elasticity, leading to firm skin
  • Improvement of skin atrophy and wrinkles due to aging
  • Reduction of wrinkles in the superficial layer of the skin
  • Improvement of water content in the deep layer of the skin
  • Improvement of sagging pores on cheeks
  • Improvement of scars remaining after healing of boils and wounds
  • Improvement of stretch marks such as stretch marks and stretch marks
  • Improvement of dullness, stiffness and wrinkles on sunburned and photoaged skin

Snekos injection method, usage amount, interval of treatment

Types of Snekos and how to inject

There are two types of Sunekos, “Sunekos 200” and “Sunekos 1200”. Basically, I mainly use Sunekos 200, but I also use Sunekos 1200 for heavily damaged skin, such as severe wrinkles and photoaging-induced wrinkles and sagging due to UV damage. thereby increasing the effect.

Sunekos 200 is low-density hyaluronic acid, but Sunekos 1200 contains medium- and high-density hyaluronic acid that is difficult to decompose in the body. You can expect the effect of improving the sagging caused by the loss of fat and supplementing the volume of the skin.

As for the injection method, SNECOS 200 is injected into the middle and deep layers of the dermis in areas of concern, while SNECOS 1200 is injected into the deep layers of the dermis using a medical device such as a small syringe or a pistol-type automatic injector "Mesogun." Inject small amounts directly.

Regarding the pain during the procedure, there is a stinging pain when the needle is inserted, but it is said to be a pain that can be endured without anesthesia . With the use of anesthetic creams and anesthetic tapes, you will hardly feel any pain.

Approximate amount of Snekos to use

The amount of Snekos is less than 3cc per formulation, and for local injections such as around the eyes, mouth, and cheeks, one is used for each treatment, but if the entire face or heavily damaged skin is used, There is also a case to use two at one time.

The interval between treatments varies depending on the purpose

If you want to improve shallow wrinkles

For those who want to improve shallow wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, it is recommended to receive SNECOS 200 4 times at intervals of 1 week to 10 days . It is recommended to repeat 1 course again after half a year, with 4 treatments as 1 course.

If you want to improve deep wrinkles

If you want to improve deep wrinkles , inject Snekos 1200 and Snekos 200 on the same day for the first time, and then inject Sunekos 200 three times every 1 week to 10 days. It is said that more effects can be expected by repeating 1 course of treatment 4 months after the end of 1 course.

Differences between SNECOS and other injections

Hyaluronic acid injection to fill deep wrinkles

Hyaluronic acid injection is a soft hyaluronic acid intended to moisturize the skin, and a hard hyaluronic acid containing a cross-linking agent used in the formation of the nose and chin. Drugs used depending on the injection site and treatment purpose. is different.

Hyaluronic acid injection is mainly performed when aiming to improve deeply carved wrinkles associated with sagging skin, such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and golgo lines (wrinkles under the eyes) . It can be expected to improve sagging by injecting it into wrinkles to fill the grooves and lifting the looseness of the supporting ligaments that connect the skin and bones .

However, treatment under the eyes tends to cause Tyndall phenomenon, in which the injected hyaluronic acid appears pale and transparent from the surface of the skin . If you aim to improve, it is said that Snekos is suitable.

Botulinum injection (botox injection) to improve facial wrinkles

Botulinum injection can aim to improve facial wrinkles that have been engraved, such as laugh wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, wrinkles between the eyebrows and nose, horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, and pickled plum wrinkles on the chin . By injecting botulinum, it is said that the tension in the muscles that cause wrinkles can be relieved, so the expression becomes softer and the impression of the face becomes gentler.

Botulinum injection blocks the secretion of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that moves muscles, and may make it difficult to move the muscles in the treatment area. Snekos is suitable for those who are not good at botulinum injections, such as facial expressions that cause discomfort .

Rejuran injection for skin rejuvenation

Rejuran Injection is a formulation containing a polynucleotide derived from salmon DNA. Polynucleotide, the main ingredient, has the effect of activating fibroblasts, so it can be expected to improve the firmness and elasticity of the skin by promoting the production of collagen and elastin, which are lost due to aging and ultraviolet rays. There is data that Sunekos is more effective in elastin proliferation efficiency.

It also promotes the circulation of capillaries, so it leads to fundamental improvement of skin problems such as dark circles, dullness, acne, acne scars, redness, pores and scars .

Rejuran injection is considered to be a highly biocompatible injection because it has a low risk of being eliminated as a foreign substance when injected intradermally. I can't .

Risks and Downtime from Snekos Injections

Risks and Side Effects of Snekos Injection

The hyaluronic acid used in Sunekos is relatively soft, unlike conventional hyaluronic acid injections that are used to create volume. It is considered to have a low risk of allergic reactions .

However, in rare cases, infection, pain, rash, itching, and internal bleeding may occur at the treatment site . If symptoms such as pain or rash appear, please consult a medical institution immediately as local infection or allergy may be possible.

Downtime due to Snekos treatment

Redness and swelling may occur after injection, but it tends to subside in 1 to 2 days . In addition, unevenness may occur on the surface of the skin depending on the part, but in most cases it will fit into the skin in 1 to 2 days.

Since Snekos uses an injection needle to perform an intradermal injection, internal bleeding may occur in rare cases due to the procedure, but it will subside in about 1 to 2 weeks.

Snekos treatment flow and things to know in advance

Snekos treatment flow

(1) Examination/Counseling

We will examine your skin condition in advance, provide counseling, and decide which site to inject. It is important to consult with the doctor firmly about the parts you are concerned about and the image of the finish.

(2) Face wash

Wash your face to keep the treatment area clean.

(3) Anesthesia

Apply anesthetic cream or apply anesthetic tape and wait for about 20 minutes.

(4) Treatment

I'm going to inject snekos. The site and amount to be injected vary from person to person depending on the condition to be improved and the desired finish. The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes.

(5) Cooling/Termination

If redness of the skin occurs after the treatment, the treatment site is cooled and finished.

(6) Follow-up

Snekos is a treatment that gradually appears effective after receiving the treatment. If instructed by the doctor, it may be necessary to visit the hospital to observe and evaluate the progress after the procedure. A higher effect can be expected by receiving the treatment once every 1 week to 10 days while watching the condition of the skin after the treatment.

Precautions before and after receiving Sunekos treatment

Precautions before receiving Snekos treatment

If you are taking any medicines, please tell the doctor about it at the time of examination/counseling . If you have a medicine notebook or notes, it is a good idea to bring them with you.

Precautions after receiving Snekos treatment

  • On the day of the procedure, avoid actions that promote blood circulation, such as bathing (showers are allowed), saunas, drinking alcohol, and strenuous exercise, as this increases the risk of internal bleeding spreading.
  • Avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after treatment or until initial swelling and redness disappears to prevent worsening swelling and redness from treatment
  • Refrain from giving a strong massage to the treatment site for about 10 days after receiving the treatment, as the injected Snekos may shift and move.

Those who cannot receive Snekos treatment

  • Those with extremely sensitive skin
  • Those who have a history of anaphylaxis, which causes allergic symptoms to Snekos
  • Those with severe multiple allergies
  • Those who have a clear or high possibility of developing hypersensitivity to the ingredients contained in Sunekos
  • Those with skin diseases, inflammation, or infections
  • Those with any serious illness, including cancer
  • Pregnant women, those who are likely to be pregnant, or those who are breastfeeding
  • Minors (because safety has not been established)
  • Those who are taking medicines with bleeding tendency, warfarin, aspirin, etc.
  • Those with liver disease with bleeding tendency
  • Those with increased susceptibility to keloid and hypertrophic scar formation
  • Those with heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure
  • Those with a pacemaker
  • Those who have a history of autoimmune diseases such as connective tissue disease or those who are currently developing
  • Those who have recently undergone trauma or surgical treatment
  • Those with silicone on their face

If you have any of the above symptoms or other concerns, please consult your doctor in advance.

Snekos price quote

The price of Sunokos is about 50,000 yen to 80,000 yen per time (1 piece) , which is equivalent to one time of local treatment such as around the eyes, around the mouth, and cheeks.

Two times (2 bottles) of Snekose is enough for the entire face or neck, or two times for local treatment . Some medical institutions have a set price for the second and subsequent treatments, or for the second and subsequent treatments.

To obtain a satisfactory treatment effect with the injection of SNECOS

Treatment that can be used in combination with Snekos

Further effects can be expected by performing other treatments in combination with the treatment that improves the skin quality by Snekos . Some treatments can be performed on the same day, but please consult with your doctor to decide when to receive the treatment.

dermapen 4

For the effects of Sunekos to appear, two things are required: mechanical stimulation to the skin and the patented amino acids contained in Sunekos. It is said to be very compatible with Dermapen 4, which aims to regenerate the skin by applying aggressive mechanical stimulation and activating the natural healing power, and a synergistic effect can be expected by receiving treatment at the same time .

hyaluronic acid injection

Hyaluronic acid injection is effective in improving skin that has become saggy due to bone loss and subcutaneous fat reduction due to aging.

In addition to the skin beautifying effect of Sunekos and the action of improving fine wrinkles, it also improves sagging by compensating for volume loss such as sunken cheeks and temples due to hyaluronic acid injection, making the position of the cheeks look higher and plump, and youthful. lead to a fresh impression.

HIFU

In the sagging treatment with hyphen, a machine is used to irradiate the fascia covering the facial muscles called the SMAS layer (superficial fascia group) under the skin with ultrasonic waves to contract it, and from under the skin It is a cosmetic medicine that pulls up sagging.

A synergistic effect can be expected to improve wrinkles and sagging by approaching the loose fascia deep inside the skin due to hyph treatment in combination with Snekos, which improves the firmness and elasticity of the skin .

thread lift

A thread lift is a treatment in which a thread is inserted into the skin to lift the sagging of the face and neck.

You can expect a more rejuvenating effect by improving fine wrinkles by adjusting the skin quality of the base with Snekos, and improving nasolabial folds and marionette lines caused by sagging in combination with thread lift .

How to choose a medical institution

In order to obtain a satisfactory effect with Snekos, it is important to receive treatment at the type, amount, and interval of preparations that match the ideal finish .

Although SNECOS is said to be highly safe, depending on the knowledge and skill of the practitioner, there may be cases where the expected results may not be obtained, so there are cases where a doctor who has a large number of SNECOS procedures may cause problems. , It is important to receive treatment at a medical institution where doctors who are familiar with the different skin thicknesses for each part are enrolled .

In addition, Snekos is a treatment that prepares the foundation of the skin and leads to improvement of the skin quality, so synergistic effects can be expected by using it in combination with various treatments while adjusting the skin quality. In order to propose a more effective treatment, it is a good idea to first receive counseling at a medical institution that has a track record of SNECOS treatment and discuss your skin concerns .

Snekos at Skinfinity Clinic

Mr. Satoshi Hashimoto, who supervised the article, taught me about Sunokos.

KIREI
Please tell us about the characteristics of Snekos.
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto
It is a formulation with high biocompatibility consisting of hyaluronic acid that does not contain a cross-linking agent and amino acids, and you can expect a natural skin beautifying effect that brings firmness and elasticity to the skin without sudden changes. It has the effect of promoting the regeneration and growth of collagen and elastin, which have deteriorated in structure due to aging and damage such as ultraviolet rays, and have decreased.
KIREI
How painful is the procedure?
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto
You will feel a slight stinging pain during the injection, but if you are used to botox or hyaluronic acid injection, you can tolerate it without anesthesia. For those who are not good at pain, an anesthetic cream is used for the procedure.
KIREI
What is the downtime caused by Snekos?
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto
Downtime includes redness, swelling, and unevenness, but in many cases it will subside within the day. In rare cases, internal bleeding may occur, but in most cases it will subside in about 1 to 2 weeks.
KIREI
Please tell me the treatment fee at the Skinfinity Clinic.
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto
It is 55,000 yen including tax (including treatment fee) for 1 vial of Snekos.
KIREI
Please give a message to those who are wondering whether to receive snekos from now on.
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto
Snekos is a new treatment that restores collagen and elastin by your own power without leaving any foreign substances in the body. In particular, it is very popular with those who aim for natural skin rejuvenation, unlike other formulations in that it has a high elastin growth effect. The safety is also highly evaluated, so please feel free to try it once.
KIREI
Thank you Mr. Hashimoto!

Introduction of supervising doctor

Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto is the director of the Skinfinity Clinic and serves as Japan's general instructor for SNECOS treatment, which aims to improve skin quality by promoting the growth of own collagen and elastin. He holds numerous lectures and seminars for doctors and actively promotes the spread of correct treatment methods. Since he is familiar with the characteristics of medical equipment and performs careful treatments, he is also an instructor in multiple treatments such as Dermapen 4, which causes skin regeneration, and Ultraformer 3, a sagging treatment machine.

Medical institution with Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto

skin infinity clinic skin infinity clinic
Contact: 0120-440-138

Snekos is an unapproved drug by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Acquisition route of pharmaceuticals: The acquisition route is personal import from the manufacturer by the doctor of each medical institution.
Approval in Japan: There are no drugs that have the same ingredients and actions as Sunekos and have been approved in Japan.
Information on safety in other countries: Sunekos is classified as "Class III", the highest risk medical device classification in the EU (European Union), and has obtained the CE mark to prove that it meets the safety standards. Therefore, the safety of intradermal injection is recognized.

[Limited to medical professionals] Snekos Q&A with Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto

We asked Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto about Snekos.

  • There are many meso drugs containing amino acids and hyaluronic acid. How is SNECOS different from them?
  • What is Sunekos' specialty, "extracellular matrix (ECM) regeneration"?
  • Injection tips and precautions for cases of blue bears and shadow bears under the eyes
  • Tips and precautions for injecting deep wrinkles (sagging) such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines
KIREI
It is said that Sunekos is different from other preparations in that it is particularly effective in increasing elastin.
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto
By efficiently increasing not only collagen but also type IV collagen and elastin, which have been difficult until now, you will not only feel more elastic skin, but you will also feel that fine wrinkles that are carved by facial expressions such as around the eyes and mouth will be eliminated. .
KIREI
What is Sunekos' specialty, "extracellular matrix (ECM) regeneration"? What effect does it have?
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto
The true purpose of SNECOS is not to focus on limited issues such as increased collagen or elastin, but to "bring closer to the original ECM balance." By bringing the components and balance of the dermal extracellular matrix that one originally possessed closer to the balance, it not only naturally improves the texture of the skin, but also the "biotensegrity structure" necessary for the skin to maintain its youthfulness. contribute to the maintenance of This part is a little difficult because of the concept of mechanotransduction, but restoring the original dermal ECM environment is important not only for quality improvement but also for creating an environment in which fibroblasts respond firmly to external forces. will be
KIREI
There are many meso agents containing amino acids and hyaluronic acid. How are snekos different from them? What is the difference from Profilo, Elance, Rejuran, Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm Vista Bolite), etc.? How do you use them properly?
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto
Sunekos also contains non-crosslinked hyaluronic acid, but it diffuses to the extent that you can hardly feel its presence the next day. The amino acid composition of the effective patented ingredient is added because hyaluronic acid is necessary for it to work efficiently on the most targeted cells. I think you can call The decisive difference from other formulations is that it is an ECM regenerator. The major difference is that the purpose is to maintain skin homeostasis, such as "rejuvenate the skin" and "make it easier to keep the skin in a healthy state."
KIREI
Snekos is said to be effective in improving dark circles and dark circles under the eyes. Do you have any tips or precautions regarding injections?
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto
We will inject directly and densely into the dark circles. When internal bleeding occurs, the dark color spreads, and it is a part that tends to last for a long time, so carefully insert it into the skin. In the unlikely event that bleeding is confirmed when the needle is inserted, stop the treatment and stop the bleeding completely.
KIREI
How is it effective to inject Snekos 1200 and 200 to improve deep wrinkles (sagging) such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines? Do you have any tips or cautions?
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto
As for wrinkles that are slightly deeply carved, it takes a considerable number of treatments to feel the effect with SNECOS 200 alone, so satisfaction decreases. Therefore, it is best to perform subcutaneous lifting with 1200 or a cross-linked hyaluronic acid preparation, and then add Snekos 200.
KIREI
Sunekos is said to have a whitening effect as it reduces pigmentation abnormalities by restoring ECM homeostasis.
Dr. Satoshi Hashimoto
It is true that there are rare patients who have been treated with SUNEKOS alone and have actually felt the whitening effect, but it is not at a clear level objectively. However, if you perform SNECOS on the same day as a treatment that aims for a whitening effect such as a toning treatment or photo treatment, you can expect to enhance the effect of SNECOS, so I often use them together on the same day.
KIREI
Thank you Mr. Hashimoto!

[Limited to medical professionals] FAQ provided by the manufacturer

Q1.How much does SUNEKOS 200 spread (diffusion) from the injection point?
A small 0.1cc bolus has a radius of 0.7cm to 1cm, or a diameter of 1.4cm to 2.0cm. It spreads more over time.

Q2.How long can I store the product after mixing hyaluronic acid and amino acids?
Use within 1 hour. In fact, please prepare just before use.

Q3. How many days should I wait after SNECOS injection before I can get pregnant?
Non-cross-linked HA and amino acids are completely absorbed in 3 to 4 days, and since they are constituents of the body, there is no particular period of time to take them, so there is no problem. However, if you try to conceive immediately after the treatment and a child with disabilities is born, it may be difficult for both the company and the clinic to present evidence that this drug is 100% safe. , I think it would be better to wait at least one month after the end of the treatment.

Q4.In which country are amino acids and hyaluronic acid produced?
They are Japan (Ajinomoto) and France respectively.

Q5.Can I mix it with an anesthetic during the procedure?
Since efficacy and safety are not guaranteed, please use topical anesthesia.

Q6. Are there any contraindications to Snekos?
The product is safe and has no contraindications. However, allergies can occur to any ingredient, so please use the same precautions as with any other beauty treatment.

Q7.What is the % of amino acids contained in SUNEKOS?
Both 200 and 1200 are 1.1%.

Q8.How many years is the validity period from the date of manufacture of SUNEKOS?
3 years. It is stated on the product box.

Q9.What is the storage temperature?
Store between 5°C and 25°C.

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