Mesoestetic Cosmelan 2 Maintenance Depigmentation Cream is an innovative treatment cream that lightens hyperpigmentation spots, brightens the complexion, and inhibits further pigments from surfacing with a very high safety margin.
Cosmelan Depigmentation treatments are individually adapted to the needs of each patient.
How does Cosmelan depigmentation treatments work?
Cosmelan® is a "Power-Level" skin rejuvenation treatment for particularly stubborn and dense pigmentation. Cosmelan's synergistic ingredients work very quickly, resulting in a fast, effective blending and elimination of undesirable pigment.
Cosmelan® Depigmentation treatment action mechanism is based on the inhibition of tyrosinase, a basic enzyme in the melanin formation process. Several of the substances present in the Cosmelan formula act by blocking this enzyme. Consistent use of treatment products and the appropriate sunblock are critical in maintaining more evenly toned skin.
Benefits to cosmelan:
- Effective in all kinds of melasma and chloasma.
- Effective for pigmentation that has failed to resolve after traditional skin lightning topical products and superficial peels.
- Compatible with all types of skin (I-IV)
- It is completely safe and does not contain TCA or hydroquinone.
- There are minimal side effects (very little redness and flaking).
- Beneficial for acne patients by regularizing sebaceous secretion and Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation after acne has resolved
- Skin becomes bright and rejuvenated with lightening of spots and brown areas.
What are the types of Hyper-Pigmentation?
Melasma or Chloasma: Skin coloration that appears as blotchy brown spots, often covering cheeks, forehead, or temples. This type of hyper-pigmentation can be hereditary, or triggered by hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause or taking birth control pills.
Age Spots or "Liver" Spots: Smaller darkened patches usually on older adults who have been exposed to the sun for many years. These spots can be seen on the face, forearms and back of hands.
Post-inflammatory Hyper-Pigmentation: This type of hyper-pigmentation results from any inflammatory injury or trauma to the skin. Some causes of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation:
- Acne – particularly cysts or nodules – often leaves dark discoloration after a blemish heals. Persistent cystic acne can be controlled with Photodynamic Therapy.
- Poorly administered chemical peels, incorrect methods of laser hair removal, or laser surgery can leave behind hyper-pigmentation.
- Rashes like psoriasis and eczema often darken the skin as well. Even seemingly innocuous beauty treatments like leg waxing and electrolysis, can cause the melanin cells to over-react.
- Prolonged exposure to heat, whether from being in the sun or working over heat-producing appliances will also be a potential cause.
What does the Cosmelan procedure involve?
The initial treatment with Cosmelan is always done in the clinic. The first part involves evaluation of the skin. The cleansing of the skin is done with aqua and an acetone-containing product. The cleansing removes all the dead cells and old debris. Once your skin has been prepped, Cosmelan 1 is applied. The mask is left on for a total of 4-8 hours depending on your skin type. Following this, you will be allowed to go home with the mask on. After the initial application time has elapsed, the mask is removed with water and a neutral cleanser.Immediately following the cleansing of the face, the mesoestetic Hydra-vital factor K cream is applied.The second stage is the home maintenance program. It consists of the daily application of the Cosmelan 2 cream. The cream is applied twice a day, for the first two weeks following the application of the mask, then once a day from then on. Continual daily use is recommended for the best results. The period following the initial 6 month treatment process, is called the stabilization period. Every effort should be made to continue treatment throughout. Very Good unblock is essential al all times. Cosmelan® Depigmentation treatment involves a very versatile, dynamic process which is easily adapted to the needs of each individual patient.
What possible side-effects could I expect?
Cosmelan® is a very safe and efficient procedure and is successfully administered in the treatment of all acne blemishes, melasma and pigmentation problems. The client undergoing the treatment might experience some redness, itchiness and flaking shortly after the first phase but this normally goes away after a few days. After the redness and peeling have stopped, the treated skin will appear more luminous, and dark spots will begin to fade. The result of the treatment is ongoing depigmentation of the skin discolourations while luminosity and clarity of the skin is restored.
When can I start seeing results?
One week after starting the Cosmelan® Depigmentation treatment, a noticeable significant improvement of the skin is observed. Usually, after 3-4 weeks later a reduction of the treated blemishes is detected and the skin appears luminous and rejuvenated. The skin will continue to improve over time with the use of Cosmelan 2.
Can Cosmelan be combined with other treatments?
No peels can be done 2 weeks prior to treatment No Laser treatment can be done on area to be treated 2 days prior to peel. Avoid the use of any exfoliating products. Avoid Botox and Filler in area to be treated 2 weeks prior to peel.
What are the active ingredients in Cosmelan Depigmentation?
- Cosmelan® 1 - Mask(10g) Azelaic Acid, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Arbutine, Titanium Dioxide
- Cosmelan® 2 – Maintenance Cream (30g) Titanium Dioxide, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid
What should I know before having the Cosmelan Depigmentation treatment?
Glycolic acid treatments must be completely stopped at least one week prior to using Cosmelan® Depigmentation treatment.
The Cosmelan® Depigmentation treatment is only administered in a medical clinic and support products must be continued at home, on a daily basis, according to the guidelines indicated.
The treatment must not be interrupted under any circumstances, during the whole time prescribed. As melanin production is being suppressed, failure to maintain proper use of sunscreen and your support products may allow reactivation of pigment production cycles.
Cosmelan® Depigmentation is not to be combined with any other depigmentation treatments.
Follow up visits are recommended 15 days after the beginning of treatment, and 30 days after, and a follow up treatment are revisit every month thereafter.
What can I expect Post Cosmelan Depigmentaion Treatment?
- During the first three to five days of the treatment, the skin will peel and be red.
- If the skin is very sensitive, the patient may experience an itching feeling.
- Slight burning and tightening of the skin is also absolutely normal, especially during the first few hours right after starting the treatment.
- To relieve these problems, it is advisable to apply the mesoestetic® Hydra-vital factor K whenever necessary.
The reddening that occurs on the face after applying the mesoestetic® Cosmelan is expected and is normal. Flaking and peeling will occur on all skin types (and more intensely in photo types I and II) between the second and third day. In this case it is advisable to apply the mesoestetic® Hydra-vital factor K cream, repeating this every two hours on the day when the flaking is most intense. After the fifth or sixth day , your skin will be calmer and you should notice some initial fading of pigmentation. When peeling is complete you will notice much smoother skin.
What Is Dermamelan?
Dermamelan has similar active ingredients to Cosmelan but at 25 % higher concentration. Dermamelan treatment guarantees the improvement of skin blemishes with a very high safety margin. Dermamelan Depigmentation treatment’s principal action is the elimination of melanin patches on the face - melasma, also called chloasma if the pigmentation occurs with pregnancy. Dermamelan Depigmentation treatment involves a very versatile, dynamic process, which is easily adapted to the needs of each individual patient.