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Cosmelan De-Pigmentation

The Cosmelan De-pigmentation treatment has been a popular treatment at our clinic for over a decade.

This de-pigmentation system is an excellent treatment program, which reduces and eliminates skin blemishes of melanin origin.

It works quickly and effectively to eliminate noticeable hyper-pigmentation, improves the appearance of dark patches and spots on the skin, increasing skin luminosity and evens out the skin tone.

Depending on type and severity of the pigmentation disorder the Melanostop tran3x or the Mandelic Acid Peel provides an excellent alternative option.

Pre Treatment

Contra-indications
Diabetes Type 1 & 2
Kidney Disease
History Skin Cancer
Cancer Less than 5 years remisssion
Keloid Scaring
Auto Immune Disorders
Pregnancy & Lactating – wait 3 to 6 months
Blood Disorders
Viruses (such as colds)
Bacterial infections (such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, styes)
Fungal infections
Undiagnosed lumps or swelling
Broken bones
Unstable blood pressure

Precautions
Asthma
Allergies
Gluten Intolerence (Azelaic Acid is from wheat)
Lactose Intolerence (Lactic Acid is from milk)
Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores)
Psoriasis / Eczema / Dermatitis
Rosacea
Hyper-sensitve
Scars / Burns / Skin Grafts
Tattoos / Moles / Warts
Mole Removal - 6 months

Medication Precautions
Some medications have to be out of your system for a certain amount of time before we can treat.
Check with your GP if you are taking prescription medication.

Antibiotics – 4 to 12 weeks
Natural remedies / St John’s Wort – 4 to 12 weeks
Contraception / HRT
Roaccutane  - 6 to 12 months
Prescription Vit A - 6 months
Cortisone - 2 to 4 weeks
Steroids – 4 to 12 weeks
Anti-depressants
Photo Sensitive Medication - 4 to 12 weeks

If you’ve had any of the following treatments we advise to wait

This time can vary depending if you have had the treatment with Emporium Aestheticians.

IPL & Laser Hair Removal – 2 weeks
Laser Skin Resurfacing - 4 weeks
Micro-pigmentation - 4 to 6 weeks
Anti-Wrinkle Injections- 2 weeks
Mesotherapy – 2 weeks
Filler, Collagen, Threads - 2 weeks
Blue Peel & Deep Peels  – 4 weeks
Cosmelan Peel – 12 weeks
Green Peel Classic - 12 weeks
Green Peel Energy / Melawhite - 2 weeks
Green Peel Fresh Up - 2 weeks
Microdermabrasion – 2 weeks
Radio Frequency - 1 week
Micro-needling – 2 to 6 weeks
HIFU Face Lift - 2 weeks
Plasma Skin Corrector - 12 weeks
Waxing, Threading, Electrolysis – 2 weeks
Hair Bleach, Hair Dye – 2 weeks

Note:
Some of the conditions listed may only be relevant if treating in the same area.

Advised to avoid prior to the treatment
Sauna / Steam Room – 24hours
Sun, Sunbed – 14 days
Cardio Exercise – 24hours
Alcohol - 24 hours
Smoking Cigarettes - 2 hours
Coffee – 2 hours

Essential Prior to the Cosmelan Peel:
De-pigmentaion Prep Kit

As part of the Cosmelan treatment program it is essential to use the De-pigmentaion Prep Kit for 15 days prior to the application of the Cosmelan mask peel.

Prep Peel Treatment
As part of the Cosmelan treatment program it is essential to come into the clinic for a Melanostop tran3x peel 48 hours prior to the application of the Cosmelan treatment mask.

 

More F & Q's

What will it involve?
Your skin care practitioner will complete a detailed consultation to establish your skin type, history and the cause of the pigmentation, all of which will determin the best de-pigmentation program to suit you.
The Cosmelan De-pigmentation treatment process consists of several phases:

1. De-pigmentaion Prep Kit
As part of the Cosmelan treatment program protocols it is essential to use the De-pigmentaion Prep Kit for 15 days prior to the application of the Cosmelan treatment mask.
For very congested skin it is advised to undertake a Steam & Pore Extraction, which will enable us to remove any blockage; ideally the day when you come to clinic to collect the De-pigmentation Prep Kit.

2. Prep Peel Treatment
As part of the Cosmelan treatment program protocols it is essential undertake a professional  Melanostop tran3x Acid Peel treatment 48 hours prior to the application of the Cosmelan treatment mask.

3. Cosmelan Mask Treatment Day
The Cosmelan treatment mask is applied at the clinic by a qualified skin care practitioner. You will leave the clinic with the mask on, it will appear as a thick layer of putty. (Not advised to travel home on public transport)

4. Homecare Treatment
Due to the length of time the treatment mask has to be left on the skin (8 -12 hours) you will need to remove it at home; your skin care practitioner will provide the time upon which to remove your mask.

Mask Application Times:
Phototypes 1-11 = 8 hours
Phototypes 111-1V = 10 hours
Phototypes V-V1 = 12 hours
Body = 6 hours
Neck = 2 hours

Wash the mask off with tepid water and a clean flannel. Apply the Crystal Fibre Mask and leave on for 20 to 60 minutes; then apply the Melan Recovery product.

Day 1
Products to use as per treatment protocols twice a day, am and pm.
Ultimate W+ Cleanser
Melan Recovery
Melan 130+ Pigment Control (every 2 hours when going outside)

Day 2
Follow the same homecare as Day 1.
Return to clinic for assesment
Collect Cosmelan 2 homecare product.

Day 3
For the next month the following homecare must be used three times per day; am, daytime and pm.
Ultimate W+ Cleanser
Cosmelan 2
Melan Recovery
Melan 130+ Pigment Control (every 2 hours when going outside, not required before bed)

Review 1 - After 1 Month
There will be visible reduction in pigmentation; an average of 80%.
You will need to purchase your second jar of Cosmelan 2 and reduce the usage to twice a day along with using the ultimate W+ product range; am and pm. 

Review 2 - After a Further 2 Months
This is required 2 months after the first review. (3 months after the clinic procedure)
You will need to purchase your third jar of the Cosmelan 2 and reduce the usage to once per day;pm, for the next 12 months. Trans3x Concentrate & Gel Cream can be used am to boost results.
At this 3 month stage it is now acceptable to introduce other skin treatments such as skin peels, micro-needling, radio frequency, laser etc.

Reviews - Every 3 Months
These reviews are essential to monitor progress and re stock your Cosmelan 2 and homecare products.

Why have the procedure?
The Cosmelan De-pigmentation program provides quick and effective results for deeper, established pigmentation; particularly of Malasma origin.
We successfully treat pigmentation caused from excessive sun exposure, UV artificial light exposure; pigmentation caused by hormone changes, trauma or stress, freckles and birthmarks.
These treatments are suitable for all skin types and ethnic origins to treat the Face, Neck, Chest and Hands and produces outstanding results in the treatment of:
•    Pigmentation
•    Dark Patches
•    Uneven Skin Tone
•    Sun damage
•    Post Spot Scars
Also known to improve skin conditions such as:
•    Acne
•    Blackheads, Spots, Pimples
•    Fine Lines
•    General signs of ageing skin
•    Dull looking skin

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If you are undertaking a program of de-pigmentation treatments, it is very common for underlying deep melanin to work to the surface of the skin which can make the pigmentation appear darker at various intervals.

Does it hurt?
There is no discomfort during the application of the Cosmelan De-pigmentation.
A day after treatment a sensation of skin tightening, sensitivity and inflammation can be experienced; the severity of these symptoms will depend each individual’s reaction.
Generally:
It is an intense procedure whereby swelling may last 2 to 7 days, visible peeling last up to 21 days, redness up to 30 days and sensitivity up to 6 to 8 weeks.
Continuous clinic support is available during the program to guide each individual through the process.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?
A single Cosmelan De-pigmentation treatment provides outstanding results; however depending on your skin condition and your skin improvement goals you may need a further treatment to achieve desired results.

How quickly will I see the results?
The results of the Cosmelan De-pigmentation are evident within a week and are progressive whilst using the Cosmelan 2 treatment homecare cream; up to 80% reduction in the first month.
It is imperative to complete the program as advised by your practitioner to achieve optimum results.

How long will the results last?
The results can be maintained; however this will depend on many factors such as, how one cares for their skin post treatment, stress, hormone influences and UV exposure.

Alternative Skin Peel Options:
The Melanostop tran3x or the Mandelic Acid Peel provides effective results for milder pigmentation disorders. They provide a less intense procedure  whereby peeling and side effects may only last a few days.
As the Melanostop and Mandelic Peel process are easier to fit in to your busy life it can provide an alternative treatment in the reduction of pigmentation. However a course of 6 sessions would be required, taken 14 days apart to achieve best results.
It is important to know that these alternatives are not advised to treat Malasma or very deep established pigmentation disorders.

After Care

Homecare Treatment Protocols:
Day 1

Products to use as per treatment protocols twice a day, am and pm.
Ultimate W+ Cleanser
Melan Recovery
Melan 130+ Pigment Control (every 2 hours when going outside)

Day 2
Follow the same homecare as Day 1.
Return to clinic for assesment
Collect Cosmelan 2 homecare product.

Day 3
For the next month the following homecare must be used three times per day; am, daytime and pm.
Ultimate W+ Cleanser
Cosmelan 2
Melan Recovery
Melan 130+ Pigment Control (every 2 hours when going outside, not required before bed)

Review 1 - After 1 Month
There will be visible reduction in pigmentation; an average of 80%.
You will need to purchase your second jar of Cosmelan 2 and reduce the usage to twice a day along with using the ultimate W+ product range; am and pm. 

Review 2 - After a Further 2 Months
This is required 2 months after the first review. (3 months after the clinic procedure)
You will need to purchase your third jar of the Cosmelan 2 and reduce the usage to once per day;pm, for the next 12 months. Trans3x Concentrate & Gel Cream can be used am to boost results.
At this 3 month stage it is now acceptable to introduce other skin treatments such as skin peels, micro-needling, radio frequency, laser etc.

Reviews - Every 3 Months
These reviews are essential to monitor progress and re stock your Cosmelan 2 and homecare products.

Side Effects & Aftercare Post Peel Treatment
There is a recovery and healing period post Cosmelan Peel treatment; therefore treat as a hyper sensitive skin.

During the program it is paramount that you only use the products provided by your skin care practitioner.

After 48 hours you can use a mineral base make-up.

Avoid the following for the next 14 days:
Waxing, hair removal/bleaching, hair dye, AHA’s, BHA’s, Retinol, self-tanning lotions; swimming, exercise, massage, heat treatments, sauna and steam.

It is strongly advised to avoid sun, sunbed, UV exposure whilst on the program to ensure the best possible results.

Do not peel, pick, scratch or scrape the skin, or any loose skin resulting from the treatment, this must come off in its own time with no assistance; ignoring this advice can lead to scarring.

At any point if the skin feels irritated and in need of some calming; apply Fast Skin Repair and or Anti-Stress Face Mask. If the skin requires more moisture, apply Hydra Factor K Moisturiser.

It is a MUST to wear Sun Protection SPF +130 daily.

 

 

Price

Visits
Products
Price
Consultation, Cosmelan Treatment Mask, Post Care
Prep Kit, Cosmelan 2, Melan Recovery, SPF +130
£890.00
Cosmelan 2
30gr
£154.00
Hydra Factor K
50ml
£52.00
Fast Skin Repair
50ml
£44.13

Practitioners

Emporium Practitioners:
Angela Taffinder - Senior Aesthetician
Elisabetta Iannelli - Senior Aesthetician

Reviews

Reviews are being updated.

Before & After

Forehead
After 4 weeks
Full Face

Gallery

Cosmelan Pack
SPF +130
Melan tran3x Homecare