Cosmelan Peel

Cosmelan Peel

Cosmelan Peel

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.

What is Melasma?

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:

  • Genetic tendency
  • Sun Exposure
  • Hormonal changes
  • Aging
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Inflammation
  • Photosensitizing medications
  • Trauma from invasive treatments

The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel Procedure

cosmelanThe 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

  • Skin is cleaned and prepped.
  • Cosmelan mask is applied in a thick layer.
  • Mask may lightly sting upon application but will quickly dissipate.
  • Depending on the level of correction needed, the mask must stay on between six and twelve hours.
  • Patient is instructed on when and how to remove the mask at home.
  • An after-care kit will be provided.

Step 2: The Home Care Regimen

  • After the specified time, the Cosmelan mask is removed with a gentle, neutral cleanser.
  • Immediately, the Mesoetetic Hydra-Vital Factor K is applied to comfort the skin and protect moisture.
  • Peeling generally begins two to three days after the mask’s application.
  • Cosmelan II cream should be applied two to three times a day for two weeks.
  • After the first 14 days, Cosmelan II can be applied once daily.

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.