Those who want bright, clear skin free from unwanted pigmentation can turn to Cosmelan Peel, which is the world’s leading professional depigmentation method. Cosmelan is a highly effective treatment for sun exposure, acne scars, sun spots, and more. The treatment helps inhibit the production of melanin and reduces the appearance of dark spots, resulting in a more even skin tone.
How Does Cosmelan Peel Work?
Cosmelan is a multi-stage treatment that reduces melanin content within the skin. The treatment aims to lessen or remove skin blemishes caused by conditions such as acne, rosacea, melasma, or even common freckles.
The Cosmelan® method uses a unique, two-fold action to treat and reduce pigmentation: corrective and regulatory.
Cosmelan’s corrective action works by accelerating skin cell turnover at the surface, removing melanin accumulation, and reducing the amount of melanin formed, which decreases the intensity of the spot.
On the other hand, Cosmelan’s regulatory action targets the source of pigmentation by reducing melanin synthesis and blocking the transfer of melanin from the deeper layers to the skin’s surface.
Does Cosmelan Enhance The Complexion?
Cosmelan® has the ability to reduce the action of the cells that produce skin pigment to create a more even skin tone. It is known that melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color, and a dark spot will develop if there is too much melanin in one area. Cosmelan’s job is to inhibit an enzyme called tyrosinase necessary for melanin formation.
Moreover, this type of peel can be applied to the face, legs, hands, abdomen, and breast or nipple area. It can be used to treat:
- Acne scars
- Age-related dark skin spots
- Facial hyperpigmentation
What Are The Advantages of Cosmelan?
Cosmelan treatment offers numerous benefits compared to the other available depigmentation products. Since Cosmelan is a unique chemical peel, it quickly and effectively tackles all forms of hyperpigmentation.
It accommodates all pigmentation types.
Hormonal pigmentation, known as melasma or chloasma, is often triggered by birth control pills or pregnancy, which is notoriously difficult to treat. Typically, lasers may make this sort of pigmentation worse. In particular, those with darker skin types are at risk of developing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and may not be suitable for light-based treatments.
That said, the treatment reduces unwanted pigmentation by approximately 95%. Cosmelan treatment is suitable for PIH, sunspots, freckles, and brown marks and achieves impressive results with melasma, even in the darkest skin tones.
It’s suitable for all skin types and ethnicities.
Far from a laser, the Cosmelan Peel can be used by most clients. This is because it safely removes unwanted pigmentation from all skin types and tones and can be used by all ethnicities. It should not, however, be used on susceptible skin.
Cosmelan can be used any time of the year.
Cosmelan is a suitable treatment all year round since it is often used to correct the hyperpigmentation that can occur after laser treatments.
It works quickly.
In fact, only one treatment is required with Cosmelan, wherein the treatment starts in-clinic by applying the Cosmelan I mask. Next, the client washes off the mask at home after 8 to 12 hours and can expect 3 to 4 days of redness, sensitivity, mild swelling, and up to a week of peeling.
Cosmelan peel is pain-free. Once washed off, however, the skin may feel quite sensitive for 1 to 2 weeks while peeling and healing. Nonetheless, LED sessions will speed up this process, and other products can also be prescribed to reduce irritation if necessary.
It has additional benefits.
Aside from reducing hyperpigmentation for a clear, even complexion, the Cosmelan imbues the skin with a dewy glow. It also boosts collagen production, improving fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, and tone.
What Happens During The Procedure?
As indicated, the Cosmelan peel is a multi-stage treatment procedure. The first step, an intense depigmentation treatment, is performed in the clinic, and the other steps can be done at home.
During the treatment, the skin will be prepped with an oil-removing solution to allow even penetration of the peel. Tingling and a strong smell is expected. The thick, clay-colored cosmelan® mask will be applied and left on at home for 8-12 hours.
The dermatologist or trained aesthetician will provide an after-treatment kit and instruct the patient on removing the peel at home when it is time. It is suggested to use a gentle cleanser and plenty of water to remove the mask and apply any cream the dermatologist has recommended. The cream must be used a couple of times a day for at least two weeks.
What To Expect After The Cosmelan Peel?
For about a week, patients may experience side effects like redness, tightness, and peeling before the areas of excess pigmentation and blemishes start to fade. If prone to irritation, the skin will remain sensitive for the first two weeks—sometimes longer. During this time, it is best to follow the provider’s aftercare instructions and avoid wearing makeup or using any skin products not recommended.
After three weeks, the patient should return for a follow-up visit. The provider may apply a second round of the Cosmelan 1 mask or use it to spot treat some areas. Patients must avoid sun exposure during the treatment, which is strictly necessary to complete the process.
Even after the treatment is finished, make it a habit to avoid daily sun protection to mitigate the appearance of new dark spots. Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. The results will continue to improve over time, with full benefits seen around week four or five.
How Often Can You Get A Cosmelan Peel?
Two or more peels would be needed to see optimal results. These initial treatments are typically done three months apart, and the Cosmelan peel can be repeated yearly to maintain the results.
As long as the home care maintenance is continued and sun exposure is strictly avoided, the results from a Cosmelan peel can last for years or be permanent. Most likely, a person will need a maintenance peel now and then to keep the melasma at bay. Like acne, melasma is not so much cured as controlled, but Cosmelan has proven to be a beneficial controlling program.
When Can You Expect The Result?
Cosmelan starts working incredibly quickly. The blemishes will begin to fade within a week, and the complexion will appear brighter. After two weeks, the skin will be shiner and healthier-looking.
Over the fourth and fifth weeks, the full benefits of the Cosmelan treatment will be visible. When doing this treatment, commit to the daily aftercare routine so that results can last for months or years.
The Bottom Line
The Cosmelan Peel is a unique, multi-ingredient chemical procedure designed to significantly reduce areas of hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration. Pelle Dolce Aesthetics offers Cosmelan Peel, which is a leading depigmentation method that treats spots with maximum efficacy and safety. Ultimately, Cosmelan has high concentrations of exfoliating acids to brighten the complexion and improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, spots, and even skin tone.