Various modalities have been advocated for the treatment of melasma and yet it still remains notoriously difficult to keep in check, let alone treat.
Cosmelan is a new-generation depigmentation treatment that finally offers clinically proven results in all types of pigmentation, including melasma.
It has an impressive clearance rate, reducing pigmentation spots by up to 95% in nearly all cases. It offers pigmentation sufferers renewed hope, with one-time treatments to effectively eliminate brown spots and even out skin tone.
Developed by Mesoestetic and distributed in Australia by Advanced Cosmeceuticals, Cosmelan is a professional skin brightening treatment clinically proven to achieve results within four weeks, with minimal side effects. The topical solution helps visibly reduce dark spots, and restore radiance and luminosity to the skin.
Cosmetic doctor Dr Ceylan Yilmaz from VIC is impressed by the results she is achieving with Cosmelan. “We have been seeing great results for our patients with melasma, clearing epidermal pigmentation and evening out skin tone as well as the general rejuvenation and brightening of the skin,” she says.
“I feel other treatment methods such as laser are not as fast or effective in results. We track all of
our patients’ progress with the Melasma Area and Severity Index (MASI) and Visia Skin Analysis –
the results are exceptional.”
Until now, mechanical or skin abrasion techniques such as microdermabrasion and topical exfoliative agents have been limited to epidermal melasma by virtue of their injurious nature which at deeper levels can evoke post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), hypopigmentation and, rarely, scarring.
Darker Fitzpatrick skin types are often unsuitable for treatment by both light and chemobrasion modalities due to the increased risk of adversities. Conversely, Cosmelan treatments are suitable for all Fitzpatrick skin types and can be used all year around due to the incorporation of chemical UV filters.
Cosmetic doctor Dr Caroline Taylor-Walker from VIC says she only ever offers solutions where she can guarantee results. She recommends Cosmelan due to its reliability, ease of use and cost effectiveness.
“Before Cosmelan, I would worry seeing a patient with pigmentation as I knew treatment options were limited and results could not be guaranteed,” she says.
“Cosmelan has given me a new confidence in treating pigmentation. In my experience, it is simple,
pain free and easy to use, can be used on any skin type, has predictable downtime and always gives great results.”
A closer look at melasma
Cosmelan is tailored to each individual and the results are long lasting. It involves a two-stage process: the in-clinic treatment and the at-home care routine.
“It has a short-term action to remove superficial pigmentation via a chemical exfoliation and it has a longer term action which gives it an advantage over other products, in that its ingredients actually inhibit
the production of pigmentation,” says Dr Taylor-Walker.
Cosmelan acts on the cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation, cleverly slowing down melanin production in hyperpigmented areas. “Its formulation contains several naturally occurring tyrosinase inhibitors, such as kojic acid, amongst others,” says Dr Yilmaz.
Although you need to prepare your patients for some downtime, for lifelong pigmentation sufferers the promise of smooth and clear skin far outweighs the short downtime. “Some downtime is expected, but the severity of it varies according to the client’s skin type and sensitivity,” explains Dr Taylor-Walker. “I bring clients back to the clinic 48 hours after treatment for a regeneration facial to aid skin repair.”
A day after the treatment, swelling, redness, burning or stinging sensation can be expected for one to days which may require time off work.
“Around day 3, skin typically starts to feel tight and dry and peeling commences, lasting until day 5/6. The peeling varies from some dryness to significant peeling. It’s important to note that this peeling is an important step as it helps shed superficial pigmentation. Usually after one week the skin is looking back to normal. After this first step (the in-clinic treatment), pigmentation should be reduced by around 70%; the home maintenance then increases this to 80-90%,” says Dr Taylor-Walker.
“Generally, results can be seen in 10-14 days. For some candidates it may take around three months and results will continue after this,” says Dr Yilmaz.
“I travelled to Barcelona last year and visited the Mesoestetic head office, where the owner’s son took me on a personal tour. Their dedication to developing advanced skincare backed by science and research has earned them a strong reputation – I love how they do it all in-house. They are a highly respectable company and the distributors in Australia, Advanced Cosmeceuticals, are great to deal with. Their service is exceptional,” says Dr Yilmaz. AMP
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