WHAT IS COSMELAN?
Developed in Spain by the pharmacological company Mesoestetic, Cosmelan is an innovative system that targets, treats & regulates unwanted pigmentation, to dramatically and rapidly reduce pigments on the face and body in all skin colours and ethnicities, used in over 1 million patients available at selected medical and highly trained skin clinics.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The two-phase intensive treatment programme involves the application of a potent de-pigmenting mask. This is applied at the clinic and it is not washed off for 8-12 hours dependent on skin type.
The second phase is at-home maintenance, to be continued for 6 months. "cosmelan #2" is applied daily to enhance the effects of the mask to give continued reduction In melanin synthesis & inhibit the re-formation of pigment. This safe and non-invasive procedure treats the source of pigment to deliver a rapidly clearer, brighter and more clarified complexion without the use of lasers.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Best suited for those with stubborn pigment that has resulted from exposure to solar radiation (sunspots, sun damage) hereditary & genetic predisposition (such as freckles) inflammatory damage from injury (past wounds/acne scaring) & hormonal origins, from birth control & pregnancies (Melasma)
WHAT WILL MY SKIN FEEL/LOOK LIKE ?
After your mask is removed at home, your skin may feel warm. The following 3-5 day expect redness, heat and some swelling, peeling/flaking. Down-time is about 5 days of redness and up to 10-14 days of skin peeling. You will have products to use during this time for calming and hydration as your skin will feel tight, dry and warm. Your therapist will be in touch to make sure your on the right home-care for each stage of the journey, and will advise when to visit the clinic for check-ins and follow up professional visits to aid healing as set out in your personal treatment plan.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
For best outcome of pigment removal, it is necessary to comply with Cosmelan aftercare (provided to you) for a period of 6 months, this will continue to treat and inhibit melanin transfer, preventing new formation of dark patches, keeping your skin clear and bright. Results can be seen from days 10-14 but will be most apparent at one month with improvement to all over texture and colour tone. This will continue to improve with home-care. As many factors contribute to your own pigmentation development a continuous approach to Sun protection (eye protection as well as skin) and melanin inhibitors is necessary. Cosmelan #2 creme can be used past 6 months and is also suitable to use on body areas of concern.
Cosmelan #2 can be used after laser pigment removal as well, for prevention and regulation of melanin synthesis. (the cosmelan peel can be repeated yearly if necessary)
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
This is not suitable for pregnant/ breastfeeding mums. Broken inflamed, infected skins.
Auto immune suffers. Prescribed topical retinal, Roaccutane or hydroquinone users. Those allergic to any product ingredients .
You may need to schedule this to avoid any upcoming special events while your healing.
A consultation will determine if this is the best option or if alternative treatments are available like : professional peels, dermal meso therapy , homecare peel boosters and pigment inhibitors (FYI. You can use Cosmelan 2 without the 1st intensive step & also suitable after laser pigment treatment)
For your first week post peel it is advised to expect some time at home/indoors away from direct sun, pools, saunas, any sources of heat (including exercise) the use of high SPF (included in your home pack) is needed daily in natural and artificial light. Extra care is needed in the sun with covering up and regular re-application of SPF. Your home-care pack consists of 7 full sized products to get you started. These will not last the whole 6 months so expect to repurchase the maintenance pack especially cosmelan #2 Which is rrp. $298
Level 1 treatment programme : $1250.00
includes : consultation appointment, mask application and 7 homecare products. (valued at over $800)
Level 2 treatment programme : $1450.00 (Total value over $1600.00)
includes additional clinical visits on days 3, 10 and at one month a mesoestetic advanced regenerative facial worth up to $200
have a jump to day 14 at 16.54 and day 21 at 18 mins
Side note (you must stay on prescribed mesoestetic skincare).