Updated: Dec 13, 2021
After a summer of fun in the sun, hormonal changes, or healed, post acne skin, many of us experience the sudden appearance of dark spots or clusters of deepened pigment on the skin. These deepened spots are called hyperpigmentation or, when caused by hormonal changes, melasma. Treatments such as chemical peels, lasers, and microneedling can be used to address these based on their severity. Chemical peels, like the Cosmelan Peel, are among the most popular treatments.
Cooler months are always known in the skincare world as the best time for a peel. This is because we tend to be outside less, with less risk of damaging our newly repaired skin after a powerful treatment like a medical grade peel. Powerful feels like an understatement for the Cosmelan Peel as it is one of the industry’s most recognized peels for melasma treatment effectively removing it and all other forms of stubborn hyperpigmentation. It is also one of just a few peels safe and effective for all skin tones.
Cosmelan Peels are performed in two parts, a mask applied in the spa followed by at home products designed to continue the depigmentation treatment. During this process, you may experience some dryness, itchiness, and mild peeling but this should subside quickly and reveal results in as little as two weeks. Cosmelan Peels work by targeting and inhibiting melanin production combined with accelerating cell turnover to reveal beautiful new skin that is no longer overproducing melanin, which is the cause of hyperpigmentation.
Cosmelan Peels are known as a “sun friendly” peel which means that outdoor activities are not entirely prohibited during the process as they are with some peels and hyperpigmentation treatments. However, this does not mean that you do not need daily continued sun protection both during and after your peel process. The peel will correct past damage but cannot prevent you from causing future damage to the newly repaired skin. However, with proper care and caution, your results will last for the long term since this peel is designed to correct the overproduction of melanin in the deep layers of the skin.
Overall, this peel is a highly effective option for removing hyperpigmentation and melasma that has even been resistant to other forms of treatment. It is fast acting, relatively gentle, and has quite mild side effects for a peel of its power. We recommend consulting with your service provider to determine how many treatments you may need.
Looking to book a Cosmelan Peel in St. Petersburg? Contact us today to schedule with us at Coco Med Spa!