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Cosmelan is a depigmenting method with an intensive corrective effect that regulates overproduction of melanin in the melanocytes, inhibiting and controlling the appearance of new dark spots. Cosmelan is a chemical peel commonly used to treat facial pigmentation issues like melasma (pregnancy mask) by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme in the melanin formation process. Cosmelan is retinoid based, A Vitamin-A derivative that speeds up cell turnover to improve fine lines and stimulate collagen. This is an exceptional peel to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.
Melasma is a common disorder that is often difficult to treat. Like most other complicated skin conditions, a combination of treatments paired with the proper skin regimen works best! Topical de-pigmenting agents such as hydroquinone or other melanin inhibitors along with a topical tretinoic acid to increase skin cell turnover. This commitment along with specific medical-grade chemical peels, appropriate laser treatments and diligent protection, can enhance the likelihood of reducing or resolving melasma.
Some other external and internal factors that may cause hyperpigmentation include:
The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel Procedure
The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is a two-step process. The first part involves an in-office application of a stimulating mask; part two is the continued application of specific Cosmelan products at home.
Step 1: The In-Office Mask
Step 2: The Home Care Regimen
Results from the Cosmelan Peel
Within a week, patients will notice skin blemishes are beginning to fade, and a brighter a complexion is breaking through. After a couple weeks, the skin will take on a shiny, healthier glow. These results will continue to improve over the fourth or fifth week, when the full benefits of a Cosmelan Peel can be seen.
Patients who commit to a daily routine will see the smooth results from the Cosmelan Peel last for many months to come. The skin will be delicate and sensitive the first two weeks after treatment; prolonged sun exposure should be avoided, and a full spectrum sunscreen worn at all times.