Say bye-bye to dark spots & hello to lovely, luminous skin

Perfectly clear and evenly toned skin rarely occurs outside of a photoshopped magazine cover—but that doesn’t mean glowing skin is a fantasy.

Hyperpigmentation, skin discolorations, and photo damage are common concerns that can be caused by a number of things, including your genetics, changes in hormones, and lifestyle habits. But if dark spots on your skin are making you feel self-conscious, we’ve got a great option for you: the Cosmelan MD depigmentation treatment.

A non-invasive solution that’s safe for all skin

The Cosmelan depigmentation treatment is a multi-step system that offers improvement for those prone to skin discoloration—and who do not want to undergo a laser treatment or deeper chemical peel. Designed to inhibit the formation of melanin in the skin, Cosmelan is a medical-grade, topical treatment protocol that can help reduce sun damage and age spots caused by melanin, hyperpigmentation, and aging and help to restore a bright, smooth tone and texture to the skin.

Cosmelan combines the tone-balancing power of a peel with the gentleness of a toning mask to achieve noticeable improvements for all skin types without any downtime.

Your Cosmelan treatment at LJCSC

On your day of treatment, we’ll begin by thoroughly cleansing and exfoliating the skin to rid it of all makeup and natural oils to increase the effectiveness of your treatment. Once your face is totally clean, we’ll apply the Cosmelan 1 mask, paying special attention to areas most affected by hyperpigmentation.

After the mask is applied, you will be sent home with specific instructions and products for removing the mask and caring for your skin afterward. Depending on your skin type and the severity of pigmentation to be corrected, the Cosmelan 1 mask will need to remain on your skin for 6-12 hours.

Since 1988, more than 30,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre.

After the recommended time is up, you’ll need to wash off the mask at home using warm water, ensuring you get all of the product off of your skin. You will then apply the Cosmelan 2 maintenance cream to reinforce the depigmentation process—and you should continue to apply this two to three times per day (morning, midday, night) for four weeks.  Additionally, keep your skin moisturized and protected from the sun with an SPF product.

Within a few days, you’ll notice your skin is peeling, much like after a sunburn. This process is what lightens the appearance of dark spots, as damaged skin is shed and healthier, underlying skin is revealed. The Cosmelan system does not result in a deep, long-lasting peeling process like other chemical peel options, and your skin should look back to normal (though brighter!) within just a couple days.

We will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, and it’s very important to follow them to ensure you get great results that keep your skin happy and healthy.

Reclaim your skin health with a little help from LJCSC

Whether you’re hoping to improve photo damage and discoloration or you’d like to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, the laser and skin specialists at LJCSC can help. All of our consultations and skincare evaluations are complimentary, so contact us today to get started!