A Leading Pigment Control Solution
Cosmelan® is a professional depigmenting method that removes skin spots and prevents their reappearance for a short-and long-term outcome.
What is Cosmelan?
Cosmelan® is a depigmenting method that removes spots fully and prevents their reappearance for a short-term outcome, while being able to maintain hyperpigmentations under control for a long-lasting outcome.
The cosmelan® method consists of 4-phases which are necessary to achieve the target outcome. Intense depigmentation in cabin in phase 1 and treatment for home use in phases 2, 3 and 4.
Efficacy studies support its success in all types of skin, hyperpigmentations and ethnicities.
How does it work?
Cosmelan® is a unique combination of active ingredients of proven efficacy that acts on the entire process of spot formation to remove the accumulation of melanin and inhibit the formation of new spots.
The dual corrective and regulating action makes it a unique, all-round treatment.
Acceleration of epidermis renewal in order to remove melanin accumulation.
Reduced amount of the melanin formed, decreasing the intensity of the spot.
Block of melanin transfer from the melanocyte to the keratinocyte, avoiding migration of the pigment to the uppermost layers. Reduction in melanin synthesis inside melanocytes.
A salon and at-home treatment
The cosmelan® method is a topical treatment lasting approximately 6 months that combines a single salon session with the at-home treatment necessary to obtain optimum results.
At the salon
A single salon session where the aesthetic professional applies the mask with an intensive depigmenting action.
The treatment continues at home. Under the aesthetic professional’s indications and recommendations, the patient must adhere to a regimen for the application of the cosmeceuticals complementary to the method, which will vary according to the phase and progress of the treatment.
The depigmentation process continues and we work on the source of the problem for a lasting result.
Frequently Asked Questions
- +Does cosmelan® work with any type of spot?
With cosmelan® we treat all types of spots of melanin origin, that is, spots originating due to melanin overproduction triggered by several factors (hormonal, genetic, post-acne, post-depilation factors, etc.) that worsen due to sun exposure. Therefore, cosmelan® is effective to treat spots such as: melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentations (PIH), solar, senile lentigo and freckles.
- +What is the best time to use cosmelan®?
cosmelan® can be used at any time of the year, though it is advisable to do it at times when sun exposure is not so intense or prolonged, such as the winter and autumn. In case you live in a hot region or apply the treatment in the summer, you must take greater care and use a very high sunscreen, such as melan 130 pigment control and avoid completely very intense and prolonged sun exposure.
- +How long does the treatment last?
The cosmelan® method consists of four phases which are necessary to achieve the target result. Intensive depigmentation in phase 1 and treatment for home use in phases 2, 3 and 4. The total duration of treatment is about 6 months, that can change based on the severity of the case.
- +How long will it take to see the results? Why should I continue the treatment if the results are already seen before completing it?
The most significant change takes place a few weeks after applying the mask in cabin, it improves skin texture and spots decrease noticeably. This can give a misleading feeling of success. During this period melanin has been removed from the outermost skin layers, and therefore we see the spot much more faded and the skin smoother and softer, but the origin of the problem has not been controlled yet. The melanocyte, a cell where melanin is produced, is still uncontrolled and continues to produce pigment (melanin) in excess. To re-educate the melanocyte and control this overproduction, it is important to continue a home treatment with regulating action, so that the cell returns to a normal active state and therefore prevent spots from reappearing.
- +What happens if I stop applying the home treatment?
If you do not follow the home regimen, you are interrupting the treatment and will therefore not obtain the expected results. Not applying cosmelan 2 depigmenting cream with regulating action involves not regulating the melanocyte and, therefore, a persistent uncontrolled, excessive production of melanin. The spot will reappear as the skin layers are renewed, as melanin migrates to the surface making the spot increasingly evident.
Not using photoprotection, melan 130 pigment control, involves a very high risk that the spot returns, as skin is more sensitive and receptive to external aggressions during the treatment.
- +Does the treatment make me unable to fulfil my daily life activities normally?
As it is not an invasive treatment, it does not make you unable to fulfil your activities of daily living normally. Caution must be exerted when fulfilling some type of activities during the first days, a skin adaptation period after the cabin treatment. For instance, it is advisable to avoid bathing in swimming pools, prolonged sun exposure and activities that involve excessive sweating.
- +Can the spots return after the end of treatment?
After an adequate professional treatment, excess pigmentation can be removed visibly. However, it is a dynamic process, where the imbalance forming them can cause their recurrence. Therefore, even if the spots are not seen, it is essential to apply a daily regulatory depigmentation treatment and photoprotection throughout the year to prevent repigmentation.