Ryoichi ‘Keroppy’ Maeda helps Tokyo’s “freaks for the night” get into character by dripping saline into their foreheads for two hours while they depress the center of the swelling, creating the signature “bagelhead” look.
So you’re the man responsible for bringing it to the masses. How does the whole process work?
It’s quite easy – we use medical saline solution and using infusion we pump it into the forehead for about two hours, or until it’s ready.
Two hours! Fucking hell. How long does it last?
Just one night. The body absorbs it over time so by the next morning it just goes back to normal. We enjoy being freaks for the night, ha ha.
Does the skin ever start to sag?
No. Everyone I know who has done it, no matter how many times, their skin has gone back to exactly how it was before.