Hyperpigmentation can be triggered by many factors, such as genetics, sun, ageing, inflammatory processes, hormonal changes and pregnancy These concerns can affect a variety of skin types.
The treatment involves an in clinic mask and then home care. The programme last 7 months. Just think of the home care as your regular skin care routine!
Some patients may need their skin prepped for 4 weeks beforehand for optimal results, eg. very dark pigmentation/ melasma.
Reduction of pigmentation such as melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (after laser or peel treatments, infection), age and sun spots as well as freckles
Reducing acne scarring
Improving uneven skin tone
Reducing fine lines, wrinkles and rejuvenating your skin in the process.
It can be used in all skin types from light to dark, unlike some treatments such as certain peels and some laser treatments.
We offer a range of appointment times to suit your needs, including evenings and weekends.
Use our booking system to check availability or contact us to request a specific appointment time. Our out of hours appointments are by appointment only.
Mesoestetic Cosmelan Treatment Information
What is Cosmelan
Cosmelan is a programme for treating all types of hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is a growing concern in all ethnic groups and skin phototypes. 90% of people of 50 years of age present with varying types of hyperpigmentation from Melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, Sun induced pigmentation and genetic types of hyperpigmentation.
All of these different types of pigmentation are extremely difficult to treat and Cosmelan is a 7-month programme to finally correct and regulate the amount of melanin being produced, so we are no just treating the surface but finally treating the cause of the pigmentation at the source of the problem at the melanocyte.
What is it used for
Cosmelan is used for the treatment of Melasma, Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation old and new, Solar/Senile lentigo, Ephelides (Freckles)
Who should not have Cosmelan
Anyone who is pregnant or planning to get pregnant, breastfeeding
Any allergies to any of the components of the formulations
Have been on antibiotics, Isotretretinoin, hydroquione
Bacterial, viral, fungal or herpes infections
Combining it with any chemical peels or hair removal techniques such as IPL or Laser
What should I do before my Treatment
Be on a good skincare regime one month prior to starting this treatment is recommended but not essential. (Vitamin C and Vitamin A)
Are there any side effects?
Your therapist/Nurse will advise you to take anti-histamines for the first 3-4 days to reduce the inflammatory process, this is a precautionary action only, but we have found this has been worthwhile for patients in the past.
In the first 12 to 48 hours you may experience some swelling and inflammation continue with fast skin repair as directed by your therapist/nurse and Hydra vital mask if skin is feeling very tight this may be left on the skin.
Your skin will peel after 3 days for approx. 3-5 days it is important not to pick or rub the dead skin but let it come off by itself. If it is feeling particularly uncomfortable apply one ampoule of proteoglycan and gently massage into the skin and apply hydra vital mask and leave on.
What are the rare side effects
The inflammatory process has lasted a bit longer than normal, so it has taken longer to get to the next stage, however we still get great results.
What should I do after my Cosmelan Treatment
You must always make sure that you are on a product range that inhibits the action of the
Melanocyte. Vitamin C in the morning and Vitamin A at night is a must.
Avoid exposing your face to sunlight at all times and regular applications of SPF 30+ every day at regular intervals. Your therapist/ nurse will be able to advise you on what you should be doing in this regard.