“I’ve tried so many different treatments for melasma but this is the only one that I really trust—I know it works.”
What is Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel?
The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is a unique, multi-ingredient chemical treatment designed to reduce areas of skin discolouration and hyperpigmentation. It can improve the appearance of freckles, pregnancy melasma, hyperpigmentation, chloasma from UV damage, birthmarks and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne or scars. There’s no harsh hydroquinone and is suitable for all skin types and ages.
How does it work?
The Cosmelan peel decreases the skin’s natural melanin production (which causes hyperpigmentation) by inhibiting an enzyme deep within the skin. It also improves cell turnover which ‘pushes’ pigment cells to the surface where they are sloughed away. Rather than harsh hydroquinone which is often used for melanin lightening, Cosmelan uses azelaic acid, which kills bacteria on the surface and boosts new skin production, as well as Kolic acid, to inhibit melanin production.
The need to knows:
You need to stop using any glycolic treatments one week before your first Cosmelan session. In the clinic, we will apply the peel mask, which you’ll then leave on for the next 8-12 hours. You need only one peel treatment followed by two check-up appointments to review progress and results.
Does Cosmelan hurt?
There’s a slight burning and tightening of the skin and if you skin is sensitive, you might also notice some itchiness. A hydrating cream will make things more comfortable.
What are the after-effects:
In the first 3-5 days, you will notice significant skin peeling as the peel speeds up the cell turnover process. By day 6 your skin will have calmed down and you’ll see the first improvements in hyperpigmentation.