Cosmelan peel is an advanced treatment that is designed to treat hyperpigmentation, such as melasma, sun damage, and age spots. It is a two-part treatment that involves the application of a professional-strength mask in the clinic and the use of a maintenance cream to be applied at home.
The mask contains a combination of active ingredients that work together to reduce the production of melanin, the pigment that gives color to the skin. This includes ingredients such as kojic acid, phytic acid, and azelaic acid. The mask is applied to the face for several hours, depending on the individual's skin type and sensitivity.
After the mask is removed, a maintenance cream is applied to the face to help prolong the effects of the treatment. The cream contains ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C etc. to further reduce hyperpigmentation and promote skin cell turnover.
The number of treatments needed will depend on the severity of the hyperpigmentation and the individual's desired results. It is important to follow the practitioner's instructions carefully, including avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen to protect the skin during and after the treatment.
Cosmelan can be an effective treatment for hyperpigmentation, but it may not be suitable for everyone. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of the treatment with a qualified practitioner before undergoing the procedure. Possible side effects may include redness, peeling, and dryness, which can usually be managed with topical creams and moisturizers.