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
Medical institution with Dr. Seiko Soyama
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".
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.
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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".
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 .
Zeoskin Health, which aims to improve skin quality, aims for healthy skin by promoting turnover when the skin is reborn.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Therapeutic may not be able to use all or part of the products for those who fall under the following.
If you are uneasy or applicable, please consult with the doctor at the time of counseling / examination.
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.
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 .
The Maintenance Program is suitable for the following people and is also recommended as a preparation for acclimatizing retinol to the skin before therapeutics .
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 .
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 .
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.
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.
| Hydrating cleanser|
(Normal to dry skin)
| Exfoliating cleanser|
(Normal to oily skin)
| Gentle cleanser|
| Exfoliating Polish|
|〇 Twice a week ~||〇 Twice a week ~|
Zeoskin Health's lotion is one "balancer toner".
All programs use the same lotion.
| Balancer toner ||〇||〇||〇|
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.
| Miramin ||〇|
| Miramix ||〇|
| Daily PD ||△||△||△|
| RC cream ||△||△||△|
| Sea Serum ||△||▲|
| Braita live ||▲|
| Skin Bry Serum 0.25 || ▲|
Start 2-3 times a week
| Skin Bry Serum 0.5 || ▲|
Start 2-3 times a week
| W texture repair || ▲|
Start 2-3 times a week
| AR Night Repair || ▲|
Start once or twice a week
| G Factor Serum (Special Care) ||▲|
| Farming Serum ||▲|
| PS refiner ||▲|
| Hydra Farm (Special Care) ||▲|
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.
| Sunscreen Plus Primer SPF30 ||△||△||△|
| 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.
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.
|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|
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 .
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.
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.
Promoting turnover with retinol may cause the skin to become temporarily sensitive, and the following symptoms may occur at the beginning of use.
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.
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.
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.
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. ..
Peeling off the dead skin cells temporarily reduces the moisturizing ability, which may cause the following symptoms.
As a side effect of tretinoin, the following symptoms of "retinoid dermatitis" are frequently seen in the area where tretinoin is applied.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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 .
Dr. Seiko Soyama, who supervised the article, taught me about Zeoskin Health.