There are a large variety of chemical peels available on the market today. Almost every skin type and ethnicity can find a chemical treatment designed to restore a youthful appearance. Not all procedures will provide the same results however. One of the most powerful chemical peels available at Skin by Lovely is the Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel which is effective for managing areas of hyperpigmentation, melasma, and blotchy or scarred skin.
The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel
The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is a unique, multi-ingredient chemical treatment designed to reduce areas of skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Melanin is responsible for creating the skin tone, as well as splotchy areas of darker tissue. The Cosmelan Peel decreases the skin’s natural melanin production by inhibiting certain enzymes, providing an even complexion.
A Cosmelan Peel can be used to improve the look of facial skin, the abdomen, legs/hands, and the breast/nipple area. Dull skin, dry areas, dark spots, blemishes, and acne scars can be significantly reduced with the peel. Discoloration due to Melasma (Brown to gray patches over the bridge of the nose, cheeks, chin, and elsewhere on the face and body; often the result of hormonal changes) and Chloasma (similar to Melasma; referred to as the Mask of Pregnancy) can be eliminated with the Cosmelan Peel. In addition, the peel balances the skin’s oil production to improve acne.
Benefits of a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel:
- Reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation
- Effective in the treatment of Melasma and Cholasma
- Minimal pain
- Quick results
- Gentle enough for all skin types
- Carries few side effects
The Ideal Candidate for a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel
As the Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is safe for all skin tones and ethnicities, anyone looking for a fresher, more even complexion can make a potential candidate. The ideal patient will fully understand the Cosmelan Chemical Peel process and the requirements for follow up care. They should also be in overall good health, and hold realistic expectations for their results. The benefits and risks of a Cosmelan Peel will be further discussed during the initial consultation appointment.
The Cosmelan Consultation
Skin by Lovely schedules a private consultation with each patient, before beginning any aesthetic treatment. During this time, an evaluation of skin’s tone, texture, and facial anatomy will be performed. They will take the medical history, as well as discuss the patient’s aesthetic goals and desires. The options for facial rejuvenation will also be discussed at this time. If it is determined that a Cosmelan Peel can achieve the desired results, a unique treatment plan will be created.
The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel Procedure
The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is a two-step process. The first part involves an in-office application of a stimulating mask; part two is the continued application of specific Cosmelan products from home. The initial treatment will take less an hour in the Skin by Lovely office.
Step 1: The In-Office Mask
- Skin is cleaned and prepped.
- Cosmelan mask is applied in a thick layer.
- Mask may lightly sting upon application, but will quickly dissipate.
- Depending on the level of correction needed, the mask must stay on between six and twelve hours.
- Patient is instructed on when and how to remove the mask at home.
- An after-care kit will be provided.
Step 2: The Home Care Regimen
- After the specified time, the Cosmelan mask is removed with a gentle, neutral cleanser.
- Immediately, the Mesoetetic Hydra-Vital Factor K is applied to comfort the skin and protect moisture.
- Peeling generally begins two to three days after the mask’s application.
- Cosmelan II cream should be applied two to three times a day for two weeks.
- After the first 14 days, Cosmelan II can be applied once daily.
Results from the Cosmelan Peel
Within a week, patients will notice skin blemishes are beginning to fade, and a brighter a complexion is breaking through. After a couple weeks, the skin will take on a shiny, healthier glow. These results will continue to improve over the fourth or fifth week, when the full benefits of a Cosmelan Peel can be seen.
Patient who commit to a daily routine will see the smooth results from the Cosmelan Peel last for many months to come. The skin will be delicate and sensitive the first two weeks after treatment; prolonged sun exposure should be avoided and a full spectrum sunscreen worn at all times.
Potential Complications from Cosmelan
Side effects from a Cosmelan Peel can include mild to moderate redness and discomfort (similar to a sunburn). It is also common for the skin to feel tight or itch. Occasionally more serious complications, such as scarring, can occur. Using a trusted aesthetic practice like Skin by Lovely will lower your chance for any negative effects from the Cosmelan treatment.
The Best Skin Rejuvenation in Los Angeles, California
Your appearance is a precious thing, and it should only be entrusted to an experienced, skilled, and reputable aesthetic practice. Skin by Lovely is the leading provider of noninvasive treatments, geared toward refreshing and rejuvenating your look. We have extensive training with the Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel, as well as a variety of other chemical treatments. Contact our office at 310.566.0858 to schedule your initial consultation appointment; here a personalized treatment plan can be created with your needs in mind.
The Best Cosmelan in Lake Oswego and Portland
Skin by Lovely employs only licensed healthcare professional to perform their Cosmelan treatments at their offices in Lake Oswego, Oregon and Portland, Oregon. Your face is the only outfit that you wear every day, so treat it right with a visit to Skin by Lovely.
Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel Q&A:
What is a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel?
The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is a moderate chemical treatment designed to decrease areas of hyperpigmentation, reducing the dark spots that occur due to sun exposure, acne, aging, and hormone fluctuation.
How does Cosmelan work?
Cosmelan inhibits an enzyme called Tyrosinase, responsible for the manufacture of melanin. By slowing the melanin production, dark spots will soon fade.
Why consider a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel at Skin by Lovely?
Skin by Lovely is the top provider of aesthetic treatments in Los Angeles, and one of most skilled practices in the country. Using the Cosmelan Peel, Skin by Lovely can significantly improve the look and texture of the skin.
What areas can be treated with the Cosmelan Peel?
The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel can be safely used on the entire face.
Who is the ideal candidate for Cosmelan?
The perfect candidate for a Cosmelan Peel will be in generally good health and understands the treatment process.
Where will my Cosmelan Peel be performed?
The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is performed in one of the Skin by Lovely’s luxurious Los Angeles treatment rooms.
Is a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel painful?
The Cosmelan Peel is not painful. Patients report a brief stinging sensation immediately as the peel is applied, although this lasts only a few minutes.
Will anesthesia be used before my Cosmelan Peel?
No, there is no need for any anesthesia before the Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel.
How is the Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel performed?
After the skin is cleaned, the Cosmelan solution will be applied to the face. Patients will remove the mask at home, in approximately six hours. Over the following several weeks, specific after-care creams will be used on a daily basis.
How long will a Cosmelan treatment take to perform?
It will take less than half an hour to put the Cosmelan mask on in the Skin by Lovely office.
What can I expect from the recovery period, after a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel?
Two to three days after the treatment is applied, the skin will begin to flake and peel. For these first few days, the face may feel tight, itch, and be slightly red.
When can I expect to see results from my Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel?
After about one week, you will see the skin beginning to look brighter and more even in tone.
When can I return to work, after a Cosmelan Peel?
Patients are normally ready to return to work in a week or less, as soon as the heavy peeling has passed.
How long will the results from Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel last?
As long as proper skin care is continued, the results from a Cosmelan Peel can last for months to come.
What are the possible risks from Cosmelan?
A Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is extremely safe for all skin types. The side effects of the treatment can include temporary redness and itching. More serious complications are rare but can include burning or scarring, particularly from excessive sun exposure immediately after the peel.
Is there anyone who should NOT receive a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel?
If you are pregnant, nursing, are experiencing active rosacea, or have been using Accutane in the last six months, the Cosmelan Peel should be postponed.
Is a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel affordable?
The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is an extremely cost-effective treatment, with the results lasting for months to come. The consultation, treatment, follow-ups, and take-home products are all included in the price.
How can I pay for my Cosmelan Peel?
Skin by Lovely accepts cash, all major credit cards, and payments made through PayPal. Contact our office for specific pricing.