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Does Cosmelan Work on Melasma?
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Cosmelan, treatment for Melasma
Melasma is a skin condition where the face takes on a brownish color. It is Hyperpigmentation: an unnatural-looking increase in pigmentation, brought on by sun exposure, certain prescription medications or pregnancy. In fact, Melasma is often referred to as the “mask of pregnancy.” Melasma is most common in women between the ages of 20 and 40. Fortunately, Cosmelan depigmentation treatments are available to restore your face to its natural look. Based on the inhibition of...
Cosmelan for Melasma
Melasma can be very frustrating. Most patients welcome any type of help. They usually have gone through bleaching creams and other treatments. We have had good results with the Cosmelan treatment program. The reduction in pigmentation, of course, varies from patient to patient. It should be used in conjunction with a skin care strategy.
Cosmelan does work on Melasma, as a first step
Cosmelan has varying degrees of effect on every patient but most patients are very happy to get some kind of pigment blending, so even partial improvements are welcome. Those who struggle with Melasma know just how frustrating finding a good treatment can be. The first step is getting your pigment producing cells to slow down. Cosmelan contains various pigment suppressors and with the introduction of Cosmelan MD, the option for hydroquinone is there. Suppression is critical. You can peel...
Cosmelan does work on Melasma, but not on everyone
It is important to understand that no single treatment will work for everyone. We would love to be able to predict which of our patients will respond to Cosmelan and which to our other topical programs. Unfortunately we cannot. We have found that Cosmelan works well for about 50% - 70% of our patients. We do have higher response rates for our other topical programs, but Cosmelan is a good option for many Melasma patients. As was stated by another practitioner, Melasma is a condition...
Significantly reduces Melasma
I have worked with many peels throughout my career as a dermatologist. What works for Caucasian skin might actually cause adverse events on Hispanic and darker individuals. Cosmelan (or Dermamelan) provides an effective method to peel without the major worrisome adverse events that might occur with TCA or glycolic peels. The mask is applied and removed after 6-8 hours. It can be combined with microdermabrasion and is kept for a shorter period of time. After application, aftercare is key...
Cosmelan and Melasma: Hyperpigmentation of the skin
Melasma is a progressive process that exhibits excessive pigmentation of the facial skin. Hormones play a major factor in the development of melasma in fadult emales, but melasma can occur at all ages and in males and females. Cosmelan has been introduced as a non-invasive chemical peel with potent ingredients that can temporary lighten hyperpigmentation. The key to the successful treatment of hyperpigmentation and melasma is to understand its causes and realize that there is no permanent...