The world's leading professional depigmentation method
Cosmelan® is the world’s leading professional depigmentation method. By inhibiting the production of melanin, Cosmelan® can reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigementation, resulting in a more even skin tone.
Cosmelan® targets the most severe and stubborn pigmentation spots.
Cosmelan® effectively reduces the dark spots caused by melanin, hyperpigmentation and ageing. It works by inhibiting the production of melanin and reducing the appearance of dark spots, resulting in a more even skin tone. Its exclusive formula has been demonstrated to achieve incredible results on over 1 million clients worldwide – proven effective on a range of pigmentation concerns in ALL skin types.
The low down
Who is it suitable for?
Cosmelan® treatment is ideal for anyone concerned with pigmentation, melasma, sun damage and hyperpigmentation caused from acne. It is safe to be performed at any time of year, on new or stubborn pigment deposits, all ages and skin colours.
How much does it cost?
Prices for the Cosmelan® treatment start from $1499. This includes a suitability consult, preparation booster, cosmelan treatment, aftercare kit, maintenance kit and 3-month review.
The number of required Cosmelan® treatment sessions depends on each individual client and their expectations. Generally, visiting our clinic once for the treatment should be enough if you commit to the at-home skincare regime. Your therapist can let you know if you require additional treatment.
Does it hurt?
There is little to no pain associated with this treatment. The following 5 days post treatment you may experience some, redness, heat, tightness and irritation.
What are the results?
Following your peel, you are expected to see fading, reduction or disappearance of melanin-based spots after 1 month of treatment. Your skin will be left renewed, brighter, and healthier looking from the 2nd week of treatment.
What can I expect after?
Directly following the treatment some swelling and moderate redness, peeling/flaking of the full face, stinging and tightness and moderate discomfort can be expected.
In the following two weeks, you will also notice the lightening of melanin concentration on your face.
To prep the skin we highly advise having a lactic peel 2 weeks before the treatment.
Ensure you are applying a broad-spectrum SPF daily.
Consult your doctor for an antiviral if you are prone to cold sores.
5 days prior to your treatment requirements:
No vitamin A / retinol.
No physical / chemical exfoliating.
Plenty of hydration minimum 2L p/day.
Plenty of hyaluronic acid and moisture.
Day of application & Days 1 – 6 post treatment:
No exfoliating or picking any peeling skin.
No direct sun.
No Anti-wrinkle or dermal filler to the area for 3 months.
No waxing, Laser Hair Removal or Skin Needling to the area for 4 months.
No Micros, Peels, Laser Skin, RF or Lumixa to the treated area for 6 months.
No other skincare is permitted, follow the strict aftercare regime provided by your therapist for 6 months post treatment.
What is a Cosmelan® Treatment?
Cosmelan® is the depigmentation method that provides an intensive corrective action and the appearance of skin hyperpigmentation while preventing the appearance of future skin discolouration. Cosmelan® is a unique combination of active ingredients of proven efficacy that targets the entire process of spot formation to reduce the appearance of melanin accumulation and reduce the appearance of new spots. The Cosmelan® method consists of 4-phases which are necessary to achieve the desired outcome. Intense depigmentation in-clinic in phase 1 and treatment for home use in phases 2, 3 and 4
What results should I expect after a cosmelan® treatment?
After the cosmelan peel, you can expect to notice some skin peeling on the treated areas. In the following two weeks, you will also notice the lightening of melanin concentration on your face. However, the result might vary from client to client, depending on the severity of the condition.
How often should you get a Cosmelan®?
The number of required cosmelan treatment sessions depends on each individual client and their expectations. Generally, visiting our clinic once for the treatment should be enough if you commit to the at-home skincare regime. Your therapist can let you know if you require additional treatment.
How long do Cosmelan® treatments last?
Results can be seen after one treatment of cosmelan® . This can be visible in as little as 2 weeks post treatment or otherwise 4-8 weeks post treatment, depending on skin condition and concerns. Maintenance of pigmentation will always be needed due to external and internal factors. A: One month after applying the Cosmelan® 2 mask, you will notice: a smoother complexion, improved skin tone, improved skin texture, and reduced skin discoloration. In many instances, you might need multiple treatments to get rid of your skin issues. The depigmentation effects of Cosmelan® treatment can last for years. With proper ongoing care, they may even be permanent
What are the Cosmelan® contraindications?
A Cosmelan® treatment should not be performed on anyone with the following:
• Pregnancy or breast feeding
• Recent sunburn
• Allergies to any of the peel ingredients
• Used a prescription strength acne medication in the past 6 months
• Hydroquinone use in the past 3 months
• Active bacterial, viral, fungal infection
• Autoimmune disease affecting the skin
• Recent chemo or radiotherapy
• Recent skin surgery
• Jeloids or hypertrophic scarring
• Open or partly open wounds
• Active Acne
• Aspirin Allergy
• Laser / IPL in the last 2-4 weeks
• Botox and filler in the last 4 weeks
What are the active ingredients in a Cosmelan® peel?
The peel is made of azelaic acid, retinoic acid, kojic acid, phytic acid, ascorbic acid, and arbutin.
Is a Cosmelan® peel safe for all skin types?
It is safe for all skin types, skin colors, and ethnicities.
When will I notice results?
Results can be seen after one treatment of cosmelan® . This can be visible in as little as 2 weeks post treatment or otherwise 4-8 weeks post treatment, depending on skin condition and concerns. Maintenance of pigmentation will always be needed due to external and internal factors. A: One month after applying the Cosmelan® 2 mask, you will notice: a smoother complexion, improved skin tone, improved skin texture, and reduced skin discoloration. In many instances, you might need multiple treatments to get rid of your skin issues.
What is the downtime for a Cosmelan® treatment?
Cosmelan® is an intensive treatment which you will need to plan anywhere from 5-7 days of downtime. Your skin will be red, swollen and warm for the first 3 days post treatment, and then peeling will begin. Peeling and dryness can be expected up to 5-7 days. Sun exposure is to be avoided during this time; and an SPF is a MUST to protect your skin and your results. All post care products are included in your treatment price which will help speed up the healing phase. Recovery timeline The recovery time for your cosmelan treatment depends on a few factors. It takes about a week to two weeks after the treatment for the dark spots to start fading away. In three to four weeks, your skin will appear cleaner, brighter, and healthier.
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