Cosmelan is a highly innovative system that gently targets and treats unwanted pigmentation on the face and body. This safe and non-invasive procedure treats the source of pigment formation to deliver a rapidly clearer, brighter and more clarified complexion.
Cosmelan works to fade the appearance of existing pigmentation whilst sedating the formation of future excess production. The active cosmeceutical ingredients are effective yet gentle to ensure comfortable and successful results. The treatment may be performed during any time of the year including throughout the summer.
Cosmelan does not contain any aggressive hydroquinone or bleaching agents. Used as part of a clinic and at-home action plan, Cosmelan can work fast and effectively to deliver exciting results even after one procedure.
Treatment may be performed on both old and new pigment deposits on patients of all ages and ethnicities. Cosmelan is particularly effective on melasma, a form of hormonally aggressed pigmentation. Melasma is most common on women and shows as bilateral patches of uneven skin tone particularly on the cheeks, forehead and top lip. Cosmelan is also effective to treat brown post-acne marks. These commonly appear on darker skin tones. The appearance of sun spots and ultra-violet aggressed uneven skin appearance may too be easily treated and cleared for a radiant and luminous finish.
Cosmelan is the perfect alternative for those skins not suitable for laser, IPL or chemical peels.
The daily use and re-application of a sunscreen is vital to ensue treatment efficacy and results. Keeping the skin well-hydrated following the removal of the Cosmelan mask is also vital to reduce unwanted dryness or flaking.
Most patients experience a dramatic reduction in the appearance of unwanted pigmentation following just one session of Cosmelan. To ensure long-lasting results, it is recommended to use a recommended regime of specific home care products.
Are there any side effects having a Cosmelan treatment?
Side effects with Cosmelan treatments are rare but easily managed. Some skins may feel a little red following removal of the in-clinic mask. This may be accompanied by some minor dryness and flaking. Any tightness may be easily relieved by applying a nurturing moisturiser such as Hydra-Vital Factor K.
It is recommended to avoid direct sun exposure following a Cosmelan treatment and to wear a broad spectrum SPF30 every day before, during and following treatment.
Are Cosmelan treatments just for the face?
Though the face is the most common area to be treated with Cosmelan, the neck, chest and backs of the hands may also be addressed.
Can any skin type be treated?
The unique active ingredients used in the Cosmelan depigmenting mask and cream enable effective treatment and results on all skin colours and ethnicities. The skin preparation process conducted by your Skin Specialist prior to the mask’s application will customise the treatment further based on oily, combination or dry conditions. 2 weeks prior to any Cosmelan treatment, you will need to start preparing your skin.
Medik8 White Peel
The most effective way to achieve a brighter and even skin tone, free of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, is to eliminate skin cells rich in melanin and prevent the darkening of the new skin cells. Medi8’s white peel does this through applying a combination of Phytic Acid and L-Lactic Acid to the skin.
Especially designed to target sun damage and hyperpigmentation problems. Medik8’s White Peel penetrates the skins pigment cells (melanocytes) to gently and effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted discolouration, for a more even skin tone.
This peel is suitable for all skin types and treatment can be done at any time of the year. Often, results can be seen from the first treatment however we recommend a series of six to eight peels in order to maximise your results.
How do I prepare for my treatment?
We provide a skin priming and pre-treatment kit and guide which is essential to prepare your skin at least 2-4 weeks before treatment to maximise results and allows us to identify any potential allergic reactions. It will also accelerate healing post-peel and form the basis for post treatment use of home use products
What does the Medik8 White Peel involve?
It works by applying a chemical exfoliant on the skin, causing destruction of the dead skin cells which over the coming days will flake off, leaving improved skin texture and minimised imperfections.
Is the Medik8 White Peel painful?
Not especially painful but you will feel a sensation of tingling, stinging and heating. If and when it becomes uncomfortable, the peel can be deactivated instantly.