We’re all familiar with catching a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and feeling self-conscious by the uneven skin tone and pigmentation on face. You might feel like you need to hide those acne scars and hyperpigmentation with layers of concealer and foundation. Thankfully, there is an aesthetic treatment available to help diminish post-acne scars and lighten hyperpigmented spots to give you a much clearer appearance you desire.
Formulated in Spain, Cosmelan is a professional topical depigmentation treatment designed to target and treat areas of skin discolouration and hyperpigmentation on the face. Let’s find out more about how it can improve your skin complexion.
Produced by cells called melanocytes, melanin is a pigment that determines our skin tone. If too much melanin is produced, the skin gets darker. Cosmelan Peel works by inhibiting an enzyme called tyrosinase, which influences the formation and production of melanin. Tyrosinase plays a significant role in the development of age spots, post-acne scars and melasma. When melanin production is more regulated, this will help to reduce the intensity of the dark spot, stimulate the renewal of the epidermis and even out skin complexion.
Cosmelan is formulated with a synergistic blend of active ingredients with proven efficacy to work on eliminating existing hyperpigmentation and prevent the appearance of new dark spots. These include kojic acid, azelaic acid, arbutin and retinoic acid – several of which block the tyrosinase enzyme in the melanin formation process.
Cosmelan treatment involves a two-step process in an aesthetic clinic, at the hands of an experienced doctor. First, the skin will be cleansed before applying the degreasing solution and a layer of the Cosmelan 1 peel. The face mask is left on for the prescribed amount of time, ranging from 6 to 10 hours, depending on the individual’s skin type and level of pigmentation.
The second step is carried out at home. After the specified period of time has passed, the mask is carefully removed and cleansed with plenty of lukewarm water. You will receive doctor’s instructions to use the Cosmelan 2 cream continuously to maintain the results. This daily application will also help to reduce pigmentation and prevent new spots from appearing. Your skin will begin to peel and flake, and the targeted spots should be significantly reduced. You can expect to see results after four to five weeks as your skin continues to heal. During this period of time, exposure to sources of light and heat must be avoided – wear SPF 30 or higher whenever you are outdoors.
There are numerous external and internal factors that can cause skin pigmentation, such as ageing, sun exposure, genetic tendency, hormonal changes and inflammation. These will cause various hyperpigmentation conditions like melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, freckles and age spots. Cosmelan is ideal for anyone with the aforementioned hyperpigmentation and improves the skin tone issues you have.
For any stubborn pigmentation that remains, Cosmelan can be combined with a laser treatment for a more effective reduction in hyperpigmentation. Q-Switched ND:YAG laser, for instance, works great towards lightening pigmented and vascular scars that are often brown or purple in colour. It also excels as an acne scar removal treatment to reduce acne marks caused by inflammation and pimples. The laser energy can kill P-acne as well, the bacteria which cause pimple and acne, and shrinks the oil glands in the skin to help in oil control – making Q-Switched a suitable laser for acne treatment too.
With the use of the Cosmelan peel and laser treatments, you can control deeper and severe pigmentation quite effectively. Schedule a consultation with our doctors to find out more!