Cosmelan Pre & Post Care Instruction - Skin by Lovely

Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel

To get the best out of your treatment, please follow these pre and post care instructions.

Cosmelan is a Depigmentation treatment based on the inhibition of tyrosinase, a basic enzyme in the melanin formation process. Several of the substances present in Cosmelan formula act by blocking this enzyme, even by inverting the metabolic process of the transformation chain. Its principal action is the elimination of melanin patches on the face (melasma and chloasma).

Post-treatment Instructions

To make the most out of your chemical peel treatment, please follow these post-treatment recommendations. Don’t forget to schedule your follow-up! Your Cosmelan touch-up appointment should be done within 4 – 6 weeks of your initial treatment date.

Day of Treatment

Skin Type I-II Skin Type III-IV Skin Type V-VI
Leave on 6-8 hours Leave on 8-10 hours Leave on 10-12 hours
  1. After the time indicated has elapsed wash the skin with a gentle cleanser and water. Do not use a wash cloth to remove the mask. Foam the cleanser up with water and finger tips. You may have to do two to three cleansers to remove the mask.
  2. Pat dry and apply the Melan Recovery

AM:
1. Cleanse
2. Apply Hyaluronic Acid (if you have)
3. Apply Melan Recovery (can be applied a few times for comfort throughout the day)
4. Apply Sunblock (AM only)

PM:
1. Cleanse
2. Apply Hyaluronic Acid (if you have)
3. Apply Melan Recovery

AM:
1. Cleanse
2. Apply a pea size amount of Cosmelan 2
3. Apply Hyaluronic Acid (if you have)
4. Apply Melan Recovery
5. Apply sunblock (am only)

PM:
1. Cleanse
2. Apply pea size of Cosmelan 2
3. Apply Hyaluronic Acid
4. Apply Melan Recovery
5. Apply Light Moisturizer

Discontinue using Cosmelan 2 and/or any products that contain active ingredients 48 hours prior to your 1- month follow-up appointment. Examples may include retinol, retin A, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and alpha hydroxy acids

General Cosmelan Questions

What are the advantages of Cosmelan?

  • The Cosmelan Depigmentation treatment offers a series of major advantages and benefits compared with other types of depigmentation products found in the market:
    • Very effective in all types of melasma
    • Rapid and easy depigmentation action
    • Compatible with all skin types (Fitzpatrick! – IV)
    • Light peeling effect
    • Rejuvenates the skin
    • Treatment can be used all year round
    • Beneficial for acne patients
    • Does not contain TCA
    • High safety margin

It is typical of most cases that the appearance of the blemishes improves significantly within one week. By the end of the treatment process, the blemishes will have begun to disappear to the degree that only the patient may be able to determine where the original blemishing occurred.

The Cosmelan depigmentation treatment is executed in 2 phases: The first phase consists of the application of Cosmelan I, a mask which you wear home and keep on from 4 to 12 hours, depending on your skin type. After the indicated time has elapsed, the mask is washed off with a mild cleanser and the Hydra-vital Factor Cream is applied. The second treatment phase consists of daily application of a maintenance cream called Cosmelan 2, containing botanical acids that support the depigmentation process. The cream is applied two to three times a day the first week following the application of the mask, then twice a day the second week, and once a day the third week forward.

The Cosmelan depigmentation treatment is executed in 2 phases: The first phase consists of the application of Cosmelan I, a mask which you wear home and keep on from 4 to 12 hours, depending on your skin type. After the indicated time has elapsed, the mask is washed off with a mild cleanser and the Melan Recovery is applied. The second treatment phase consists of daily application of a maintenance cream called Cosmelan 2, containing botanical acids that support the depigmentation process. Melan Recovery is applied two to three times a day the first week following the application of the mask, then twice a day the second week, and once a day the third week forward.

  • During the first two days of treatment, the skin may turn
  • If the skin is very sensitive, you may experience
  • Slight burning, tightening or swelling of the skin is also absolutely normal, especially during the first 24 to 48 hours after the treatment.
  • To relieve these problems, it is advisable to apply the mesoestetic Melan Recovery whenever

After the third or fourth day, the skin appears healthy and luminous, and the marks begin to fade

The reddening that occurs on the face after applying the mesoestetic Cosmelan 1 treatment is similar to the effects of day- long exposure to the sun without protection. (Intense reddening in photo types 1 & 11. (Practically non-existent in photo type IV and V).

Flaking may occur on all skin types (and more intensely in photo types 1 and 11) between the second and third day. In this case, it is advisable to apply the mesoestetic Melan Recovery, repeating this every two hours on the day when flaking is most intense.

No, the treatment must not be interrupted under any circumstances during the prescribed time period.

It is completely forbidden to combine the Cosmelan Depigmentation treatment with other depigmentation treatments, as the appearance of undesired effects cannot be guaranteed.

No, a TCA peel uses trichloroacetic acids (which are stronger than glycolic acids and penetrate deeper into the skin) to destroy and remove outer layers of the skin. During the 10 – 15-minute procedure, the patient feels a burning sensation and local anesthesia may be recommended. There is moderate discomfort and swelling of the treated areas for about a week. Healing and toughening of the new skin takes place for a few weeks following a TCA Peel, but most patients look presentable enough to return to their normal activities after about a week.

 

Cosmelan is a depigmentation treatment with a light peeling effect and does not require anesthesia nor does it involve any down time. The treatment does not cause pain or annoyance.

No, Cosmelan is a very versatile product that can be incorporated into each individual lifestyle.

Yes, Cosmelan can be used year-round.

To avoid blemishes from returning, it is necessary to be disciplined with the Cosmelan regimen. On the days you do not follow the Cosmelan protocol, you should at least use a sun block.

Cosmelan 1 (in office peel)

Azelaic Acid 15%, Hydroquinone 8%, Kojic Acid 4%, Retinoic Acid 0.05%

 

Cosmelan 2

Blend of Hydroquinone 6%, Retinoic Acid 0.05%, Kojic Acid 4%, Hydrocortisone 0.5%

Melan Recovery

Balm with soothing and restoring effect for sensitive and reddened skin.

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