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Seiko Soyama
Dr. Seiko Soyama

Seiko Medical Beauty Clinic Kagoshima-in

Japan Dermatological Association member Japanese Society for Medical Hair Removal Member of Japan Society of Aesthetic Dermatology Japan Medical Epilation Association

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Medical institution with Dr. Seiko Soyama

Seiko Medical Beauty Clinic Seiko Medical Beauty Clinic
Seiko Medical Beauty Clinic Fukuoka-in
Inquiries to Kagoshima-in: 0120-172-117
Inquiries to Fukuoka-in: 0120-126-265

Dr. Seiko Soyama, the director of Seiko Medical Beauty Clinic. Served as a lecturer at the "Zeoskin Health Seminar" for Japanese doctors, and has made many seminars, conference presentations, and lectures. In 2019, as a result of familiarizing himself with Zeoskin and spreading its existence widely, he will be selected as a "faculty member" selected from five Japanese doctors nationwide at the Zeoskin seminar "ZO® Skin Health Roundtable Discussion".

Features and downtime of home care "Zeo Skin Health" for those who are concerned about age spots, wrinkles, and dullness

Skin care that is indispensable as a foundation for the skin. For example, even if skin problems such as pores and acne are improved by receiving cosmetic treatment, depending on the skin care at home, the pores may open again or the skin may become rough.

ZO SKIN HEALTH is a skin care brand developed with an emphasis on results.

Under the guidance of a doctor at a medical institution, we customize not only the product but also the amount and frequency of use according to each person's skin condition and worries, and use it as daily skin care at home.

However, some products have downtime, such as peeling and redness, before the skin returns to its original state. Therefore, in order to aim for beautiful and healthy skin with Zeoskin Health, it is important to know not only the characteristics but also the side effects and progress.

Zeoskin Health is skin care under the guidance of a doctor

Zeo Skin Health is a skin care brand created by Zein Obagi, a world-renowned American dermatologist in the field of skin care, and aims to be used by people with all kinds of skin problems.

Because we are particular about the results and emphasize the results, we can purchase only at medical institutions that can handle it, and based on the counseling and diagnosis by the doctor, we will determine the skin condition of each person and select and customize the optimum program. ..

Zeoskin Health has a program that uses a mixture of the drug "tretinoin", which is prescribed only at medical institutions, after a doctor's examination. The effects of tretinoin are "improvement of the original regenerative power of the skin" and "from the inside of the skin We support "promotion of rebirth".

Ingredients for Zeoskin Health

Zeoskin Health has products such as facial cleansers, lotions, beauty creams, and sunscreens.

There is only one lotion, but there are two or more types of beauty creams and sunscreens, including facial cleansers, and you can choose the one that best suits your skin type.

It is also characterized by containing the following ingredients.

Retinol Vitamin A promotes skin renewal turnover
Hydroquinone Suppresses the production of melanin pigment, which is the cause of age spots [* 1]
Glycolic acid Removes dead skin cells accumulated on the skin

Furthermore, the combined use of creams containing the prescription drug tretinoin with products such as facial cleansers, lotions, and cosmetological creams is a difference from commercially available skin care products .

Tretinoin Tretinoin is a vitamin A derivative that changes the structure of retinol (vitamin A), strengthens the effect of vitamin A, and makes it easier to store vitamin A.

Tretinoin is said to be 50 to 100 times more effective than retinol (vitamin A), and in the United States, it is used by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), which is the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, to treat skin spots, wrinkles, and acne. It is approved as a drug [* 2].

It is not commercially available in Japan, so you must get a doctor's prescription from a medical institution to purchase it .

[* 1] Evaluation of improvement of hydroquinone pigmentation using reference spectroscopic image analysis / Journal of Japan Cosmetic Engineers / Vol. 41 (2007) No. 3 / Bibliography

[* 2] Reference US National Library of Medicine “Tretinoin” Athina L. Yoham; Damian Casadesus.

Reference Recent trends in skin care cosmetics / Japan Society of Color Material / Volume 74 (2001) No. 7 / Bibliography

Features of Zeoskin Health

Zeoskin Health, which aims to improve skin quality, aims for healthy skin by promoting turnover when the skin is reborn.

Encourage turnover

The skin is layered with the epidermis layer and the dermis layer, and in the epidermis, cells are born and eventually peel off, and the skin is metabolized "turnover". The turnover cycle, which is said to be about 28 days, may be disturbed by stress, lifestyle-related disorders such as eating habits and sleep, and external stimuli such as ultraviolet rays.

When retinol, a component of Zeoskin health products, promotes turnover, which is the metabolism of the skin, the melanin pigment that causes age spots is discharged from the body, making the age spots and dullness less noticeable and removing old keratin. This can be expected to make pore openings and acne / acne scars less noticeable .

Worries about dark spots and dullness

When the turnover cycle is adjusted with retinol, it can be expected that melanin pigment will be excreted from the body and stains and dullness will not be noticeable.

In addition, it is said that the enzyme "hydroquinone" contained in some Zeoskin Health products suppresses the enzyme required to produce the melanin pigment that causes age spots.

Insufficient elasticity and elasticity

It stimulates the keratinocytes in the epidermis layer of the skin to increase the amount of water in the epidermis layer and soften the hardened skin. As a result, you can expect the effect of making fine wrinkles due to drying less noticeable.

In addition, it is said that the dermis layer promotes the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen, giving the skin firmness and elasticity.

Clogged pores and acne problems

By normalizing the turnover cycle, it can be expected that old keratin will be peeled off and pore clogging will be improved, and the texture of the skin will be smoothed, and it will be possible to aim for skin with less noticeable roughness and acne scars.

Easy to get acne

The bactericidal action against P. acnes, which is also the cause of acne, makes it possible to aim for skin that is less prone to acne.

Those who are suitable for Zeoskin Health

With Zeoskin Health, even those who "have problems with their skin that they want to improve but are too busy to take time to receive beauty treatment" or "cannot go to a medical institution" can take care of them at home .

  • Those who are worried about pores
  • Those who are suffering from acne and acne scars
  • Those who are concerned about spots, freckles, dull skin, and chloasma
  • Those who are worried about fine wrinkles with age
  • Those who have lost the elasticity and firmness of their skin
  • Those who feel that their skin is not glossy and looks old
  • Those who feel that the makeup is bad
  • Those with a lot of sebum
  • Those who have troubles who want to change something with their current skin type

Zeoskin Health is often used by people in their 20s who have problems with pores, acne and acne scars, and those in their 30s who have problems with age spots and dullness .

In addition, since turnover tends to be delayed especially for people in their 40s and older, it can be said that it is easier to realize the discharge of melanin pigment and the efficient penetration of skin hair components by adjusting the turnover cycle with retinol.

Zeoskin Health Therapeutic Program

There are three programs in Zeoskin Health, and depending on the beauty cream used, the change in the skin and the downtime for the skin to return to its original state will vary .

  • Therapeutic program
  • Basic Program (Fundamental Five)
  • Maintenance program

Among them, Therapeutic Program is a program that can be said to be synonymous with Zeoskin Health because it uses cream containing the prescription drug tretinoin and is also called "tretinoin + hydroquinone therapy" because of the hydroquinone contained in the product. ..

Peeling and redness of the skin can be seen for a certain period of time, but it leads to beautiful and healthy skin.

12-18 week process

The duration of the Therapeutic Program (hereinafter referred to as "Therapeutic") is approximately 12 to 18 weeks.

Through the three processes of "reaction period, endurance period, and completion period", we aim to make skin that has been damaged by age and UV rays healthy, and to have firm skin without dullness or uneven color .

1) Reactions (4 to 6 weeks)

Turnover, which is the metabolism of the skin, is promoted, and old keratin is exfoliated. The surface layer (keratin) of the damaged skin is peeled off and replaced with new skin.

2) Endurance / Comfort (4-6 weeks)

It is said that this process gradually causes the condition of the skin to settle down, making the skin resistant and resistant, and allowing you to feel changes. It is expected that the skin will become firm during this period, and wrinkles and pores will become less noticeable.

3) Completion / Healthy Skin (4-6 weeks)

It is expected that the final stage will be reached and that skin problems will become less noticeable and the skin will become healthy.

Therapeutic downtime

In therapeutics, the retinol, hydroquinone, and glycolic acid contained in the product and the prescription drug tretinoin can cause the following conditions (downtime) during the reaction phase, which is the first process.

  • Peeling (exfoliation of old dead skin)
  • Dry
  • Redness
  • Tingling sensation
  • Wrinkles stand out
  • Acne worsens
  • Skin becomes irritable

If you want to avoid therapeutic downtime

If you have too much downtime, such as peeling or redness, or if you only want to avoid downtime when you have a plan, consult your doctor at a medical institution.

It is said that the symptoms of downtime can be suppressed by reducing the frequency of use of tretinoin and hydroquinone, or by discontinuing use from 1 week to 10 days before the scheduled date of the event.

Those who cannot do therapeutics

Therapeutic may not be able to use all or part of the products for those who fall under the following.

  • Those who have strong skin inflammation or severe atopic symptoms
  • Those with blisters or scratches
  • Those with hypersensitivity to cream
  • Those with severe symptoms of allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and hay fever
  • Those who cannot avoid constant exposure to strong UV rays
  • Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Those who are planning to become pregnant soon

If you are uneasy or applicable, please consult with the doctor at the time of counseling / examination.

Those who are pregnant / lactating / thinking about becoming pregnant

Vitamin A can have the side effect of causing miscarriage and fetal malformations when given to women who are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant.

According to the US FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), which is the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, "Do not get pregnant, breastfeed, or donate blood while taking tretinoin and for the next month" [* 1]. Blood donation is because transfusions to pregnant women can have the effect of tretinoin on the foetation.

Therefore, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or pregnant, you cannot use products containing tretinoin and high-concentration retinol, so you need to replace them with other products .

In addition, products containing hydroquinone are also highly irritating and may cause skin irritation, so please refrain from using them if you are worried during pregnancy, lactation, or pregnancy.

[* 1] Reference US National Library of Medicine “Tretinoin” Athina L. Yoham; Damian Casadesus.

Non-therapeutic programs

Basic Program (Fundamental Five)

The basic program is the basis of Zeoskin Health and is aimed at all skin types regardless of skin type such as dry skin and oily skin.

Zeoskin Health has a set of face wash, keratin care, and lotion called GSR ™ (Getting Skin Ready ™) to prepare the foundation of the skin.

The basic program is this GSR ™ plus cosmetology cream and sunscreen.

"For those who are new to Zeoskin Health", it is also said to be a program that prepares the skin to withstand the Zeoskin Health program .

Maintenance program

The Maintenance Program is suitable for the following people and is also recommended as a preparation for acclimatizing retinol to the skin before therapeutics .

  • I want to smooth my skin to retinol before therapeutic
  • There is resistance to therapies that cause peeling and redness
  • I can't get therapistics that contain hydroquinone
  • I want to maintain the condition of my skin after therapistic

Therapeutic, which may cause skin peeling or redness, is a program for those who cannot use the hydroquinone contained in the products used in the therapeutic due to allergies or constitution.

In addition, it is said that you can maintain the firmness and luster of your skin by continuing to use retinol products after therapeutics.

Therefore, continuing a maintenance program with products containing retinol will increase your chances of maintaining skin condition after therapy .

Maintenance program customized by product selection

The maintenance program is a program that selects the beauty cream to be used from among multiple beauty creams according to the constitution, skin problems, and skin condition at that time.

Even if it is a therapeutic or basic program, it can be customized by replacing the product according to the physical condition and skin type, and by adding or subtracting the product, but the maintenance program is completely different for each person depending on the selection of beauty cream. It becomes.

Among the Zeoskin programs, it can be said that it is a program that provides skin care that is especially close to the individual .

Check products by Zeoskin Health program

There are three programs introduced in the Zeoskin Health program. Each program uses a cleanser, lotion, beauty cream, and sunscreen (sunscreen), but the difference between each program is the beauty cream used.

Zeoskin Health Facial Cleanser

There are three types of Zeoskin Health facial cleansers for normal skin, dry skin, oily skin, and mixed skin . In each program, select one from the △ in the table below according to each skin type. ..

In addition to facial cleansers, the basic program and maintenance program include "exfoliating polish," which provides keratin care as an option.

Therapeutic Basic maintenance
Hydrating cleanser
(Normal to dry skin)

Hydrating cleanser
Exfoliating cleanser
(Normal to oily skin)

Exfoliating cleanser
Gentle cleanser
(Mixed skin)

Gentle cleanser
Exfoliating Polish
(Keratin care)

Exfoliating Polish
〇 Twice a week ~ 〇 Twice a week ~

Zeoskin Health Toner

Zeoskin Health's lotion is one "balancer toner".

All programs use the same lotion.

Therapeutic Basic maintenance
Balancer toner
Balancer toner

Zeoskin Health Cosmetology Cream

Zeoskin Health has a wide variety of beauty creams.

For therapeutics, use two cosmetological creams and optionally choose from the three △ in the table below, and for the basic program, choose one or two of the two △.

In the maintenance program, select one or two of △ and the product to be used from ▲ according to each skin type.

Therapeutic Basic maintenance
Miramin
Miramin
Miramix
Miramix
Daily PD
Daily PD
RC cream
RC cream
Sea Serum
Sea Serum
Braita live
Braita live
Skin Bry Serum 0.25
Skin Bry Serum 0.25

Start 2-3 times a week
Skin Bry Serum 0.5
Skin Bry Serum 0.5

Start 2-3 times a week
W texture repair
Gentle cleanser

Start 2-3 times a week
AR Night Repair
Hydrating cleanser

Start once or twice a week
G Factor Serum (Special Care)
G Factor Serum (Special Care)
Farming Serum
Farming Serum
PS refiner
PS refiner
Hydra Farm (Special Care)
Hydra Farm

Zeoskin Health Sunscreen

There are two types of sunscreens for Zeoskin Health: "Sunscreen Plus Primer SPF30", which can be used as a base for makeup with skin color cream, and "BS Sunscreen SPF50", which can be used by people with sensitive skin. Select one in any program.

Therapeutic Basic maintenance
Sunscreen Plus Primer SPF30
Sunscreen Plus Primer SPF30
BS sunscreen SPF50
BS sunscreen SPF50

Even if it is a therapeutic or basic program, it can be customized according to each person by replacing the product according to the physical condition and skin type, and by adding or subtracting the product.

Estimated consumption for each product of Zeoskin Health

Since the Zeoskin Health program uses different products depending on the customization, the cost will be different for each person. Please contact a medical institution for details.

The consumption guidelines for the main products of cosmetics and beauty creams are as follows.

Toner timing Estimated consumption
Balancer toner Morning and night About 2 months
Beauty cream timing Estimated consumption
Miramin Morning and night About 2.5 months
Miramix Night only (follow the doctor's instructions) About 5 months
Daily PD Morning and night About 2 months
RC cream Morning and night About 2 months
Braita live Morning and night About 2 months
Sea Serum Morning and night About 2 months
Skin Bry Serum 0.25 Night only About 6 months
G Factor Serum (Special Care) Night only About 2 months

Precautions when using Zeoskin Health

Take proper UV protection while using Zeoskin Health

While using Zeoskin Health products, it is easy to be stimulated by UV rays, so it is essential to take measures against UV rays such as applying sunscreen frequently and using a hat or umbrella.

Especially when using tretinoin in the summer and the face darkens, the cause may be the reaction caused by the stimulation of tretinoin and the influence of ultraviolet rays. In that case, it is said that measures such as taking tranexamic acid, which suppresses the production of melanin pigment, are also good .

Zeoskin Health is used under the guidance of a doctor

Some Zeoskin Health products contain harsh ingredients, and some programs use the prescription drug tretinoin in combination.

If you obtain it by personal import and use it in your own way, it may cause skin troubles, so Zeoskin Health purchases a genuine product at a medical institution and correctly under the guidance of a doctor. It is important to use.

For example, there are senile pigment spots, freckles, chloasma, etc. even if it is called a stain. There is also ADM (acquired dermal melanocytosis, a type of bruise rather than a "stain"), each with different treatment.

It may be aggravated by the irritation of the ingredients, so be sure to get the doctor's guidance on your skin condition, medical history, and how to use each product.

If you want to use Zeoskin Health on areas other than the face

Zeoskin Health also has "Body Care Emulsion", a product that can be used on parts other than the face such as the neck, hands, feet, back, shoulders, and chest.

However, the skin of the body generally reacts differently to the face. It is said that products containing tretinoin and high-concentration retinol should not be used because they may cause strong reactions such as eczema and itch when used on the neck and décolletage .

Therefore, if you are new to Zeoskin Health and want to do body care, it is recommended that you use the cream after the facial reaction has calmed down and become accustomed to using it for the next area.

The products, amounts, concentrations and frequencies that can be used vary depending on the part and range of the body, so consult your doctor before starting.

Side effects of Zeoskin health products by ingredient

Side effects of retinol

Promoting turnover with retinol may cause the skin to become temporarily sensitive, and the following symptoms may occur at the beginning of use.

  • Vulnerable to UV damage (UV care such as sunscreen is essential)
  • dry
  • Be vulnerable to irritation
  • Inflammation / rash

Side effects of hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a component with a high whitening effect, but the higher the concentration , the stronger the irritation and the tendency to cause allergies, and the following symptoms may occur.

  • Vulnerable to UV damage (UV care such as sunscreen is essential)
  • Redness
  • Tingling sensation
  • Rash
  • Deterioration of scratches and artifacts

If you are exposed to strong UV rays after applying hydroquinone, the stains on the part where hydroquinone is applied may become darker, so you need to take sufficient measures against UV rays such as sunscreen and hats .

In addition, applying hydroquinone to areas with scratches or artifacts may worsen the scratches.

Risk of vitiligo due to hydroquinone

Continuous use of high concentrations of hydroquinone for long periods of time may increase the risk of vitiligo and may make it less effective .

Therefore, the continuous use period of products containing hydroquinone is 4 to 5 months. It is recommended to stop gradually while gradually reducing the frequency by a method called tapering, and to stop at the time when the ultraviolet rays are weak, not in the summer when the ultraviolet rays are strong.

In addition, after treatment, there will be a rest period of 2 to 3 months, and if necessary, it will be resumed after interruption.

Precautions for hydroquinone

Products containing hydroquinone may have an allergic reaction (swelling, redness, etc.) even if the patch test result is negative. It is possible to use a very small amount partially or reduce the frequency of use, but if you are not feeling well or feel that it is not suitable for your skin, discontinue use and consult a doctor at a medical institution. ..

Side effects of glycolic acid

Peeling off the dead skin cells temporarily reduces the moisturizing ability, which may cause the following symptoms.

  • Vulnerable to UV damage (UV care such as sunscreen is essential)
  • Redness
  • Tingling sensation
  • Dry
  • Temporary acne increases (gradual relief)

Side effects of tretinoin

As a side effect of tretinoin, the following symptoms of "retinoid dermatitis" are frequently seen in the area where tretinoin is applied.

  • Redness
  • Erythema
  • an itch

These symptoms are likely to occur at the beginning of use (especially about 6 weeks after the start of use), and if they are mild, they will progress.

Tretinoin is characterized by its high effectiveness and strong stimulation. There are individual differences in how people respond, and if the response is strong, we will take measures such as reducing the frequency of use from daily to once a week.

Vitamin A can also cause side effects such as miscarriage and fetal malformations when given to women who are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant.

Do not use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or thinking of becoming pregnant

Vitamin A can cause miscarriage and fetal malformations when given to women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy, so retinol and tretinoin can be used as an ointment during pregnancy, lactation, and pregnancy. Please do not use if you are thinking about.

Zeoskin Health also has high levels of retinol-free products that can be used without problems during pregnancy or during pregnancy, so you can customize it to your personal needs. Please consult your doctor at a medical institution.

Cosmetological treatment that should be used in combination with Zeoskin Health

Zeoskin Health is a skin care that prepares the foundation of the skin, so it can be used in combination with any cosmetological treatment.

It is said that if you incorporate Zeoskin Health products containing vitamin A into your daily skin care and prepare the base of your skin , the treatment in cosmetology will be more effective and downtime may be shortened .

It can also be expected to be effective in maintaining the condition of the skin after the treatment .

However, if you are using a product containing the prescription drugs tretinoin and hydroquinone , your skin will be sensitive, so if you stop using it 1 week to 10 days before receiving a cosmetological treatment, you should stop using it before receiving the treatment. I am relieved.

Laser treatment is used for deep spots

Deep spots in the dermis layer such as ADM (Acquired Dermal Cytosis) are difficult to improve with Zeoskin Health, so first take care of the skin surface (epidermis layer) with Zeoskin Health and then receive laser treatment to improve it. Can be expected.

In addition, it is said that care with Zeoskin Health before laser treatment has the effect of reducing the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is a side effect of laser treatment .

Before using Zeoskin Health ・ How to choose a medical institution

Zeoskin Health has not only products for those who actively aim to improve dark spots and dullness, but also products for those with weak skin that protect the skin, so make gentle changes depending on the product you choose. You can also anticipate and start.

You can actively aim to improve dark spots and dullness, select a type of product that protects your skin when your skin is weak, or start using Zeoskin Health in anticipation of mild changes.

To experience the benefits of Zeoskin Health, first know your skin condition, choose the skin care that suits you, and continue. For that purpose, it is important to receive counseling and medical examination from a reliable doctor who is familiar with not only the characteristics of each Zeoskin health product but also the side effects and how to deal with them.

It is safe to choose the medical institution where the doctor who received the lecture directly is enrolled from the doctors who give lectures at seminars and academic societies for doctors as "certified advisors" of Zeoskin Health .

Seiko Medical Beauty Clinic Zeoskin Health

Dr. Seiko Soyama, who supervised the article, taught me about Zeoskin Health.

KIREI
Please tell me the flow of treatment for Zeoskin Health.
Seiko Soyama
First, the beauty counselor will ask you about your concerns. After that, the program will be decided based on the doctor's examination, a photo will be taken before treatment, and the product will be handed over.
Seiko Soyama
In addition, we will make sure to have regular medical examinations and follow up closely. Free medical examination at our hospital is free of charge.
KIREI
Therapeutic is a program that causes peeling and redness. Is it possible to feel the change after the program as much as peeling?
Seiko Soyama
Each person's skin condition is different, so it is not as different as peeling. Please consult your prescribed doctor.
KIREI
Is it possible to consult with a medical institution other than the one where Zeoskin Health was prescribed, or to see the doctor again?
Seiko Soyama
Prescriptions and ways of thinking may differ depending on the doctor, so if you have any concerns or concerns, please consult the prescribed doctor first.
KIREI
Is it possible to receive laser treatment or phototherapy while using Zeoskin Health?
Seiko Soyama
If you are using tretinoin or high-concentration retinol, you can take it by discontinuing it from 1 week to 10 days in advance. There is also a treatment menu that does not require interruption, such as iontophoresis.
At Seiko Medical Beauty Clinic Kagoshima-in, long pulse Nd: YAG laser "Genesis" is used as a combination treatment with Zeoskin Health. It is a treatment that can be expected to promote turnover and collagen production and is compatible with Zeoskin Health.
If you're looking for more change, check with your healthcare provider for treatments that can be synergistic.
KIREI
Since Zeoskin Health is a customizable skin care product, the price may vary from person to person. Can you give us a rough guide for a therapeutic program, for example?
Seiko Soyama
Since the products used by each person are different, it is difficult to give a guide. The price range is 5,200 yen for facial cleansers, 6,000 yen for lotions, and 10,000 to 30,000 yen for one beauty cream and sunscreen, and the price varies depending on which beauty cream you use and how many. Please contact us about your budget.
KIREI
Please give a message to those who are going to do Zeoskin Health.
Seiko Soyama
Zeoskin Health is a medical practice. Good results can be achieved by doing it at a reliable medical institution. I want you to enjoy the beautiful and changing skin.

Medical institution with Dr. Seiko Soyama

Seiko Medical Beauty Clinic Seiko Medical Beauty Clinic
Seiko Medical Beauty Clinic Fukuoka-in
Inquiries to Kagoshima-in: 0120-172-117
Inquiries to Fukuoka-in: 0120-126-265

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