Cosmelan® is a professional depigmenting treatment designed to eliminate or reduce dark spots, pigmentation, and melasma, while unifying the skin tone and enhancing skin luminosity. Cosmelan® is a medical grade peel and has a powerful depigmenting effect due to its high concentration of active ingredients while also inhibiting and controlling the appearance of new dark spots from forming.
We carry the MD version which has hydroquinone, as well as the regular version without hydroquinone. The peel entails applying the cosmelan 1 face mask which is then left on the skin for 8 to 12 hours, according to the phototype and sensitivity of the skin to be treated. After this time has elapsed the mask is removed at home. Following the peel, the cosmelan 2 maintenance cream is given to the patient to also use at home. The length of peeling depends on the person but we like to say plan on 2-3 days of social downtime and about 3-5 days of peeling/flaking.