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Cosmelan 1 Mask - Irvine, CA

I went to Total Dermatology in Irvine to do...

I went to Total Dermatology in Irvine to do Cosmelan peel. I left it on for about 10 hours the doc said 8 but I lost track of time! Face sun burned red, feels dry, tight and hot! I applied Hydra K and going to bed. I will follow the Cosmelan 2 on Day 2 Dr. Pilest said to apply two to three times but if my face was to sensitive or red just apply once a day. I will post tomorrow how I look and feel following Cosmelan 1 mask.

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Cosmelan Update

Ok well post removing Cosmelan 1

Day 1 - I was really red, like a tomato! Skin was tight and dry. I refrained from applying Cosmelan 2 just yet because my face was on fire!
Day 2 - I started some slight peeling around the mouth and chin area not too much anywhere else. I did then apply Cosmelan 2 only on the spots but only twice a day instead of three.
Day 3 - I did start peeling everywhere! Skin was now pinkish/redish not as much as Day 1 or Day 2. Skin started peeling from cheeks, nose, temples, forehead. I applied Cosmelan 2 only on the areas I had melasma. Skin was still tight and dry.
Day 4 - I was pinkish but with more peeling still couldn't go out in public. Continued to apply Cosmelan 2 on areas of melasma but twice a day.
Day 5 - I was still pinkish had very minimal peeling and now applied Cosmelan 2 three times a day. Towards the evening of Day 5 the peeling was about 95% gone I was able to apply make up and go out with some friends. I was still slightly pink look like I had blush on but skin looked refreshed!
Day 6 - I was as good as new! I am applying Cosmelan 2 three times a day makes you look a little flushed but it's only been 6 days.

Friends and boyfriend asked if it was worth the downtime and money? ABSOLUTELY IT WAS! Would I recommend anyone battling melasma? Yes I would definitely recommend it anyone battling melasma. Would I do it again? Yes as many times it would allow me too!
How are you now with the results? Still good?
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Hi Jeremy I'm still good actually still slightly peeling...I'm happy with my results one of the spots on my forehead is still there it's about 40% lighter but overall im still good
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Didn't respond to it :(

Well its been four months since I did the Cosmelan regular and back to the same. I saw results for the first month and two months later went back to how it was :( I'm actually on hq8% and not responding to that either.
What did you try next ?
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Total Dermatology

Staff was attentive and friendly. They took a little long to see me but I cant complain I was late to my appt. Dr. Pilest was great! He briefly explained the procedure, side affects and protocol. He asked if I had any questions or concerns and stated he will see me in a month.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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