Cosmelan Series

What does this do for your pigmentation?

  • Removes melasma & pigmentation
  • Lightens skin
  • Brightens skin
  • Improves luminosity & accentuates glow

The Cosmelan Series is the fastest way to treat melasma as it requires only one clinic visit, followed by at-home skincare included in the Cosmelan kit. If you are in a hurry to lighten & brighten your skin, this treatment is for you. The catch? Downtime of up to 2 weeks or more.

Cosmelan Series; key points

  • Provides the fastest way to remove/reduce melasma pigment
  • Cosmelan peel is the most popular peel for melasma
  • Results seen within 2 weeks
  • Downtime of up to 14 days
  • Takes only one clinic visit, followed by at home skin care (included in the series)
  • LED Healite therapy (included in the series)
  • Healite reduces skin inflammation, speeds recovery

What is the science behind The Cosmelan Series?

It treats the cause of melasma, targeting specific pathways that includes-

  • Pigmentation production.
  • Pigment transfer to skin cells.
  • Accelerates pigment removal by increasing cell turnover.

In contrast, chemical peels with glycolic, lactic, salicylic & Jessner only removes pigment, but does not address pigment production.

What is involved with The Cosmelan Series?

The Cosmelan Series is divided into 3 phases.

Phase 1: In clinic peel application. Following a deep cleanse, Cosmelan 1 is applied to the face. This painless procedure takes 15 minutes to perform. Phase 1 ends by washing off the peel 8-12 hours after application (we will guide you as to the exact timing).

Phase 2: Starts 48 hours after phase 1. This home routine incorporates Cosmelan 2 & Hydra Vital Factor K application. The kit has enough product to last 3 months.

Phase 3: LED Healite sessions are performed at the end of week 1 & 2. This treatment reduces inflammation due to phase 1 peeling. Treatments are optional, as it has no impact on pigment production or results.

How long is the recovery time?

The rate limiting factor for This Series is the recovery time. This ranges from 7 days, all the way to 14 days or more depending on your skin sensitivity. During this time you can not wear makeup.

For patients with limited recovery time, the Melasma Pico Series is a better option.

When can I see a difference?

Results can be seen at week 2, however best results are achieved at the 12 -14-week mark.

Can this be used on all skin types?

Cosmelan can be used on all skin types, including darker ethnic skin. For higher skin types, the mask is left on for a few hours longer. Our clinicians will guide you through the process.

How much does it cost?

The Cosmelan Basic package: $1190
The Cosmelan Premium package $1490

Cosmelan Basic

Peel + full size home skin care

1 LED light treatment

No skin prep

Cosmelan Premium Peel + full size home skin care 2 LED light treatments Peel prep 14 days before mask

*For superior results, the pre-Cosmelan peel is advisable. This peel is conducted 2 weeks prior to the Peel. This acts as a primer, making your Cosmelan treatment more effective.

How does the Cosmelan peel compare to the Melasma Pico Series?

The Cosmelan Peel (& Dermamelan) remains as the fastest way to clear up melasma, requiring only one clinic visit. The downside is the long recovery time- upwards of 10 to 14 days.

The Pico Melasma Series provides effective pigment reduction with no recovery/downtime.

It is effective in 60% of melasma cases, whilst pico has an efficacy of over 80%.

As a guide, most patients will choose the Melasma Pico Series over the Cosmelan Series, due to the downtime & lower efficacy of the Cosmelan peel.

The Melasma Pico Series

4 sessions

0.5 hour recovery

Best for melasma

Cosmelan Peel 1 session 7-14 day recovery Best for melasma

Attaining the best melasma removal results involves a personalized approach with advanced treatments, tailored skincare & consistent sun protection for a luminous and even-toned complexion.

How long will the results last?

Longevity of the results depends on your genetically determined pigment output. We recommend continued use of this skin care products for 3 months, followed by a maintenance phase that extends to 9 months.

Cosmelan® 2 can be used indefinitely with longer intervals between applications for maintenance of results, but the Cosmelan® 1 peel can be repeated as required.

*We maintain melasma remission with the use of pigment correctors after your initial program. The ingredients depend on your skin type, sensitivities & previous responses.

How do I know what skin series is right for me?

Book a consultation with our clinical team to see which program is right for your condition. With careful clinical examination we can guide you accordingly to ensure your skin goals are met.

More of our mostFrequently asked questions

What is LED therapy & why is it used in the Cosmelan Series?

How long does it take to perform the Cosmelan peel mask?

What is the Cosmelan 2 cream & how to use it?

What is the Hydra Vital Factor K & how to use it?

What is the Melan 130 Sunscreen & how to use it?

What sets us apart from other Cosmelan providers?

Will Cosmelan work in all cases?

Who can not use Cosmelan peels?

What skin care pairs well with The Cosmelan Series?

How does Cosmelan compare with other chemical peels?

Who performs Cosmelan?

What ingredients are in Cosmelan?