Lightening, brightening and unifying the complexion, Cosmelan is a unique chemical peel that quickly and effectively tackles all forms of hyperpigmentation. With a powerful combination of depigmentation agents, the treatment works to reduce melanin production by inhibiting an enzyme called Tyrosinase. Fast, effective and pain-free, Cosmelan reduces the blemishes caused by excess melanin production by gently fading the pigment and suppressing further pigment from resurfacing. Read on to discover 6 compelling reasons to treat pigmentation with Cosmelan.
1. It tackles all types of pigmentation
Often triggered by birth control pills or pregnancy, hormonal pigmentation – known as melasma or chloasma – is notoriously difficult to treat. Lasers may actually make this sort of pigmentation worse. Those with darker skin types, in particular, are at risk of developing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), and may therefore not be suitable for light-based treatments.
Enter Cosmelan. Reducing unwanted pigmentation by approximately 95%, the treatment is suitable for PIH, sunspots, freckles, brown marks, and achieves impressive results with melasma – even in the darkest skin tones.
2. It’s suitable for all ethnicities and skin types
Unlike laser, the Cosmelan De-Pigmentation Peel can be used by the majority of clients. 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 extremely sensitive skin or those with rosacea.
3. Cosmelan can be used all year round
Prevailing wisdom dictates laser treatments are best relegated to the cooler months to avoid running the risk of UV-induced rebound hyperpigmentation. Cosmelan, on the other hand, is a suitable treatment all year round. It’s often used to correct the hyperpigmentation that can occur after laser treatments.
4. It works quickly
So quickly, in fact, only one treatment is required (superficial peels for pigmentation often require 6 or more treatments). The treatment starts in-clinic, with the application of the Cosmelan I mask. After 8 to 12 hours, the client washes off the mask at home and can expect 3 to 4 days of redness, sensitivity and mild swelling (not unlike a sunburn), and up to a week of peeling. During this time, the client has the option of returning to Privée Clinic for a session of Rejuvalight LED to assist with healing.
Clients receive a pack including 5 homecare products, as well as the Cosmelan 2 maintenance cream. The post-care regime must be adhered to as the Cosmelan 1 mask and Cosmelan 2 maintenance treatment formulas act on the different melanogenesis stages to achieve the best results. High-level broad-spectrum sun protection must also be applied vigilantly.
Within a week, clients will notice red and brown marks beginning to fade, and an overall brightening of the skin. Results will continue to improve, with the full benefits of the Cosmelan De-Pigmentation Treatment seen after week 4.
5. It’s pain-free
The peel is totally pain-free. Once it has been washed off, however, the skin does feel quite sensitive for 1 to 2 weeks while it is peeling and healing. LED sessions will speed up this process and other products can also be prescribed to reduce irritation if necessary.
6. It has additional benefits
In addition to reducing hyperpigmentation for a clear, even complexion, the Cosmelan De-Pigmentation Peel imbues the skin with a dewy glow. It also boosts the production of collagen, which means an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and tone.