How long will my results last?
Essentially, results can last as long as you want them to if you have sun-damage pigmentation. If you protect your skin from sunlight, you should maintain the results for up to 18 months. However, melasma and hormonal pigmentation come from ‘within’, so you may find that you need a top-up treatment once a year.
When will I see results?
Results can be seen after one, complete treatment. For deeper pigmentation, a top-up treatment may be required after one year.
Can I have a Cosmelan peel in summer?
It is possible to have a Cosmelan peel at any time of year. However, you will need to use a total sunblock if you have the treatment during the sunnier months, to guarantee treatment efficacy and to protect your skin from further damage.
What happens during a Cosmelan treatment?
The treatment will commence with one pre-peel, one treatment peel and a home care system. Throughout the treatment, you will experience some peeling, redness and tenderness. This will last around 2 to 4 weeks as the skin is shedding and eliminating the pigmented skin cells.
How do I know I am suitable for a Cosmelan peel?
Although Cosmelan is suitable for all skin types and ages, we will ask that you attend a consultation, so that we can assess your skin and talk about the treatment in more detail. There will be aftercare requirements following a Cosmelan peel, so it’s important to discuss timings of the treatment (for example, if you are going on a sun holiday, we would wait until afterwards to treat you with Cosmelan).
How does Cosmelan work?
Cosmelan encourages accelerated cell turnover, which forces present pigment cells to the surface, where they are ‘sloughed’ away.