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Can You Have Cosmelan Done over the Whole Body?

I want to have cosmelan done on my whole body as i have severe hyperpigmentation from huge amounts of sun exposure. Is this possible? My skin is dark african skin (After the hyperpigmentation)

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Cosmelan for the body

Cosmelan is a fantastic  product and has worked on my patients when lasers and everything else had failed.  I would definitely explore having Cosmelan for the different areas of the body.  Be advised that you leave the Cosmelan on for a different amount of time for the body as opposed to the face.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with Cosmelan for the best cosmetic results.

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Can You Have Cosmelan Done over the Whole Body?

You possibly could but it would be very expensive, if the pigment is bad you can spot treat only at night on the body. I recommend doing a vi peel instead, its a lot cheaper and will see a great result.. Good Luck

George T. Boris, MD, FRCS, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Cosmelan for body pigmentation

There are better options for diffuse solar elastosis and sun spots.  I would not advise a cosmelan peel for your body.  Topical preparations, combined with more effective chemical peels will work better. 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

Cosmolan

The expense would be prohibitive. and results would be difficult to predict. I would advise you to see a good Dermatologist for an advise before doing any in home treatments

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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