Cosmelan Peel | Hartford | Avon
The Cosmelan depigmentation peel is a breakthrough treatment that utilizes a 2 pronged approach to eliminate dark patches caused by melanin deposits. First, it deactivates a critical enzyme in the production of melanin responsible for the formation of dark spots. Secondly, it utilizes a proprietary blend of bleaching agents and botanical ingredients to eliminate existing excess pigment deposits.
The Cosmelan peel is compatible with all skin types and colors and can be used year round because of its very high safety margin. This peel has also proven to be highly effective in treating acne ravaged skin. The Cosmelan peel comes in two strength, the regular strength does not contain hydroquinone, TCA or AHA. The Cosmelan MD does contain hydorquinone as well as retnoic acid, thus giving you quicker results.
Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color - from pale to tan to dark black - and supplies the skin's internal UV protection. Under normal circumstances, melanin is evenly distributed and invisible. But when skin undergoes repeated external stresses, especially UV rays, or is exposed to internal disruptions (such as hormonal shifts like those experienced during pregnancy) it produces more melanin than it needs. The result is uneven skin tone, blotchiness, dark patches and discolorations. Over time, this melanin accumulation becomes more visible as cell turnover slows down and skin loses its ability to shed dull layers at a youthful rate.
The Cosmelan depigmentation treatment is executed in 2 phases: the first phase consists of the application of Cosmelan I, a mask which you wear home and keep on from 4 to 8 hours, depending on your skin type as determined by the aesthetician. At the indicated time, the mask is washed off with water and a pH neutral cleanser.
The second treatment phase consists of daily application of a maintenance cream called Cosmelan 2, containing botanical acids that support the depigmentation achieved. Initially after the procedure, you may experience different sensations, varying from warm flushing to slight itching. The exfoliation process may be less noticeable until the 2nd through 5th day following the procedure, when you may notice mild peeling, itching or skin tightness. To maintain satisfactory results, a sunblock of 40 SPF or greater must be worn at all times following treatment.