Cosmelan® Skin Depigmentation Therapy
Many factors contribute to darkening (hyperpigmentation) of the facial skin. Oral contraceptive (birth control) medication, pregnancy, sun exposure and other conditionsmay lead toskin darkening over the temples, forehead, cheeks and peri-oral areas. Many of our patients have attempted to treat the discoloration with topicals, chemical peels and laser treatments with little to no success and have difficultly concealing the affected areas. CosmelanSkin Depigmentation Treatment effectively reduces the discoloration in a relatively short period of time for most patients.
Cosmelan is effective for:
- Brown spots
- Blotchy skin
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Prevention or treatment of hyperpigmentation post-laser or post-peel
What is Cosmelan?
Cosmelan is a topical treatment that blocks the process that causes hyperpigmentation of the skin. Cosmelan slows the body’s production of melanin, which is responsible for skin darkening. Ingredients in Cosmelan inhibit the melanin-creating enzyme tyrosinase, leading to a decrease in skin pigmentation.
CosmelanSkin Depigmentation Treatment is an effectiveoption that is compatible with all skin types.
There are several benefits to this treatment:
- Effective against all types of melasma
- Rapid depigmentation
- Compatible with all skin types
- Produces a light peeling effect to rejuvenate the skin
- Cost effective compared to other less effective cosmetic treatments
CosmelanSkin Depigmentation Treatment Process
Cosmelan treatment is a two-part process. It begins with an in-office session, followed by at-home maintenance. During your first session, your face will be cleansed with a purifying solution to eliminate oils and allow the Cosmelan cream to penetrate the skin. Your skin will then be covered with a Cosmelan mask that will need to remain in place for a number of hours (patients go home with the mask in place). An intensive at home skin care regimen immediately follows that gradually eases into normal skin care routines that will then include maintenance therapy with Cosmelan 2 cream.
The skin may become mildly irritated during the first week of treatment and some mild redness with flaking and peeling may occur. Within 7 to 10 days of initial treatment most patients see significant improvement with greater skin clarity andvibrant new skin that is softer, smoother and brighter.
Are You a Candidate?
Individuals with facial skin discoloration may be good candidates for this treatment. Check with our Licensed Medical Estheticians to see if you are a candidate and for a list of things to avoid prior to treatment (eg abrasive treatments, chemical peels, various topical medications). Compliance with the full Cosmelan Skin Depigmentation Treatment program is important to ensure optimum results. Cosmelan should not be combined with other skin lightening or depigmentation treatments.