Depigmenting Peel


Cosmelan Depigmenting peel is the world’s safest most effective treatment for removing pigmentation. This painless treatment can be used for all types of pigmentation, from sun spots, freckles and imperfections to the most stubborn hormonal melasmas and hyperpigmentation, which is difficult and dangerous to treat with other modalities.
Once the course of this treatment is completed, your skin will be dramatically clearer of skin discolorations whilst also achieving optimal skin health giving a beautiful glow along with that air brushed appearance. Most people find they do not need to wear makeup after the treatment course.

Skin concerns ideal for Cosmelan:

  • Melasma (hormonal pigmentation
  • Sun damaged/photo damaged skins
  • Freckles
  • Hyperpigmenation caused from trauma to skin
  • Pigmented acne or injury scars
  • Brightening of complexion
  • Uneven skin tones and texture
Depigmenting treatment results at Dermal Glow Ohope Beach with Cosmelan

What does the treatment involve?

It is essential that a thorough consultation is performed prior to the treatment and that you are fully aware of the homecare protocol.
Once we have determined whether you are the right candidate, the in clinic treatment can be applied.
Your face will be cleansed and a degreasing solution will be applied to ensure the skin is clean and clear of any oils, dirt and impurities.
Cosmelan mask is then applied which is nude/brown in colour and has a thick consistency. This is left on the skin for 8-12 hours depending on the severity of your pigmentation and skin type. It is recommended that you come to the clinic the morning of treatment as it is best to NOT sleep with this on. During this time you may experience a slight tingle and the mask can crack in some places, if this occurs you can just dab or spray a little water over the area.
Once the time is up you simply wash the mask off either in the shower or a basin. Here you may feel (some may not) a slight tingle, tightness and potential redness.
The next day and up to two weeks following, is when you will develop swelling, tightness and peeling with a stinging sensitive sensation when applying the homecare products. It is imperative that you follow the strict homecare protocol to achieve the desired results.

How long do results last?

Cosmelan has a 95% success rate and most clients experience a dramatic improvement after completing just one treatment. Results can be dependent on a range of factors such as homecare application, SPF use, time spent outdoors and hormonal changes (pregnancy, birth control, other hormonal conditions)

Every skin responds differently when treating pigmentation. Some people feel they are happy with just a one off treatment and some with more stubborn pigment find repeating the treatment every one to two years to achieve optimal results.

What to expect after the treatment?

After the treatment and you have removed treatment mask some people can experience swelling, redness and tightness. This generally happens from day 1-3. From this point your skin may start to feel very tight and dry and applying the aftercare routine can feel stingy on application. (A hand held fan can come in useful) Generally on day three your skin will begin to peel and flake off, this is normally more prominent around the mouth and chin. It is extremely important NOT to force or pull at peeling skin, DO NOT pick the skin what so ever. This can lead to new hyperpigmentation, scaring or even infection.
You will start to see results of the treatment at approximately 10-14 days with skin being visibly clearer and brighter, however redness can still be present. Your skin will appear healthier and start to develop a beautiful airbrushed appearance. From this point, as long as there is no open skin still present you may apply makeup, however most find they do not need to. Ongoing results will continue over the next month.