Depigmentation – Cosmelan / Dermamelan
Skin ageing caused by chronic sun exposure, facial blemishes and pigmentation from acne breakouts, melasma from hormonal changes and general skin surface imperfections are common problems we see today.
Cosmelan and Dermamelan are considered the gold standard treatment for melasma and other pigmentation conditions worldwide.
Frequently asked questions
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.
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 – 9 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.
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