Cosmelan, the main ingredient in this peel, is a depigmentation agent. The treatment works by decreasing melanin from the skin with the help of cosmelan. As melanin is responsible for hair getting darker, it is increased by sun exposure, ageing, hormone fluctuations or acne. Cosmelan helps in decreasing the melanin synthesis and therefore reduces pigmentation.
Opposed to other similar treatments which are not suitable for sensitive skin as they tend to be quite harsh, the cosmelan peel contains Azelaic Acid which kills the bacteria situated on the skin. Moreover, it promotes new skin cell production.
- Reduce discolouration and pigmentation
- Painless treatment
- Even out complexion
How does the treatment work?
Before the treatment, you will have an initial consultation to check whether you are suitable for the Cosmelan Peel.
During the treatment, your skin will be cleansed and degreased in order to have the peel work properly on your skin. After that the peel mask will be applied to the skin and allowed to dry. The mask needs to be left on between 8 to 12 hours.
After the treatment you might experience some slight burning or tightening of the skin. Moreover, your skin might look a bit red and you will experience some flaking and peeling. This, however should subside in a few days, as your skin will look smoother.
You should be able to see substantial improvement into the aspect of your skin in 2 weeks.
1. How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments depends on each individual as everyone’s skin is different. However, after you initial treatment, you should come back to the clinic for your aesthetician to review your progress.
2. What not to do after the treatment?
After the treatment, it is advised that you avoid excessive sweating and chlorine. Moreover, when your skin will start peeling you should resist picking or scratching any loose skin in order to avoid scarring.
3. Is there any downtime associated with this treatment?
One of the benefits of this treatment is the fact that there is no downtime. You can return to your daily activities straight after the peel.