About the treatment
What is Cosmelan®?
Cosmelan® is a 7-month treatment programme to treat all types of skin pigmentation. It is a depigmenting method that has an intensive corrective action on skin hyperpigmentation, which simultaneously regulates the overproduction of melanin and helps control the appearance of new skin blemishes. It can be used on many skin locations including your face, neck, hands, and legs.
Cosmelan® works by inhibiting melanin production. Melanin is responsible for the dark pigmentation seen on skin that the body produces in response to UV exposure.
Cosmelan® can help to:
- reduce hyperpigmentation and dark blemishes
- decrease acne scarring
- treat melasma effectively
- balance the skin's oil production.
Added benefits include:
- minimal discomfort and side effects
- quick results
- suitable for all skin types
- treatment can be done any time of year.
Cosmelan® treatment is a two-phase intensive treatment programme. The first step is the application of a highly potent de-pigmenting mask. This is applied in-clinic and washed off at home 8–10 hours after application.
The second treatment phase includes at-home maintenance creams, applied 2–3 times daily for up to seven months to enhance the effects of the mask.
About 2–3 days after treatment your skin will begin to flake and peel for up to two weeks. For the first few days, your face may feel tight and itchy and be slightly red.
Within one week, you should notice your skin blemishes begin to fade, and after a couple of weeks your skin should take on a dramatically healthier glow. Over the next few weeks you should start to notice the benefits of the Cosmelan® treatment that will continue over the coming months.
Clinical results have shown a 90% improvement for most people.
Cosmelan® is a one-off treatment, but can be repeated for stubborn pigmentation. Although Cosmelan® is a very effective treatment, there's no guarantee of permanent results.
Your pigment may return over time, especially with UV exposure. Ask about post-treatment skincare for long lasting results.
To ensure lasting results it's essential you complete the home treatment as per instructions. How many treatments will I need? Cosmelan® is a one-off treatment, but can be repeated for stubborn pigmentation. Although Cosmelan® is a very effective treatment, there's no guarantee of permanent results. Your pigment may return over time, especially with UV exposure. Ask about post-treatment skincare for long lasting results. To ensure lasting results it's essential you complete the home treatment as per instructions.
A Cosmelan® treatment programme costs $1800, which includes the in-clinic mask and all skincare needed for 3 months.
You'll also need to purchase a second pot of Cosmelan® 2 home maintenance cream three months after your treatment, which costs $440. This will last the duration of the 7-month programme.
Although Cosmelan® treatment is suitable for all skin types, it's not suitable for anyone who has been on Roaccutane in the last 12 months, has cystic acne, open wounds, infection, rosacea, psoriasis or dermatitis in the area to be treated.
Cosmelan® isn't recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. It's recommended to wait two weeks before or after a Covid-19 vaccination to have Cosmelan®.