Depigmentation (Cosmelan/Dermamelan)

Depigmentation (Cosmelan/Dermamelan)

Topical depigmentation treatments are a popular option for those seeking to address pigmentation concerns. These treatments involve the application of a topical solution to the skin that helps to lighten and even out skin tone. Aesthetic Options offers a range of effective and safe topical depigmentation treatments that can help you achieve the beautiful, even complexion you desire. 

We use only the highest quality products and ingredients in our depigmentation treatments, and our experienced practitioners are trained in the latest techniques to ensure the best possible results.

If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, melasma, age spots, or other forms of uneven pigmentation, our topical depigmentation treatments can help. We offer a variety of options, including customised treatment plans that are tailored to your individual needs and goals.

Our clinic prides itself on delivering exceptional results and providing a comfortable, relaxing experience for our patients. We believe that everyone deserves to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin, and we are committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals in a safe and effective manner.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how our topical depigmentation treatments can help you achieve the clear, even complexion you desire.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Cosmelan and Dermamelan?
Cosmelan and Dermamelan are topical depigmentation treatments designed to target and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and melasma and
are considered the gold standard treatment
for pigmentation disorders.
What are Cosmelan and Dermamelan?

Both Cosmelan and Dermamelan are made up of a powerful formulation of ingredients, which work together to remove pigment from the skin and inhibit tyrosinase, the basic enzyme responsible for the production of excess pigment in the skin.

What can I expect from a Cosmelan or Dermamelan treatment?

Cosmelan and Dermamelan includes an in-clinic depigmenting mask application, followed by an intensive home care regime involving the application of depigmenting creams for at least 6 months following the in-clinic treatment.

We usually recommend coming in for your treatment first thing in the morning.

The skin will be cleansed and wiped with a degreasing solution before the Cosmelan or Dermamelan mask is applied to the area of concern. The application of the mask will take only 30 mins. 

You will then go home with the mask which needs to stay on for the next 8 to 10 hours, depending on your skin colour and the type of pigmentation. The mask can then be washed off at home after which you will apply an anti-inflammatory cream provided by your Skin Specialist.

Usually, the skin appears red and feels sunburnt for the first 2-3 days.
Flaking and peeling usually begins around day 3 and can proceed for up to one week post-treatment. Once flaking subsides you will already start to notice improvement of the pigmentation.

Your Skin Specialist will instructed you when to begin with phase two of the treatment, which involves the Cosmelan or Dermamelan maintenance cream; and guided on the frequency of use as you start seeing results. Initially, when using your maintenance creams, the skin will feel sensitive, tight and may flake further, this usually subsides after about 2 weeks.

Is the treatment painful?

The treatment is generally well-tolerated, although some individuals may experience a mild burning discomfort during the application process.

Are there any side effects?

Some individuals may experience redness, peeling, and mild irritation after the treatment. These side effects typically subside within a few days and can be managed with moisturizers and sunscreen.

How long does it take to see results?

Results may vary depending on the severity of the hyperpigmentation or melasma. However, many individuals begin to see improvements within a few weeks of the initial treatment.