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Cosmelan is a chemical peel commonly used to treat facial pigmentation issues like melasma (pregnancy mask) by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme in the melanin formation process. LEARN MORE ›

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I've been suffering mealsma for a long time but it has gotten worse after I moved here to California a year ago! I've been trying everything nothing seems to work. If it did it was temporarily! So I had enough!! Then I found 'real self' and have been following and reading reviews for... READ MORE

I just did my cosmelan 1 on May 9 ... And I went home and I wash off 10 hours later...after the 3 day applien the cosmelan 2 my skin start to burn a lot ... I was so worry about .... I'm in the day 9 since I did the cosmelan 1 and my skin still burn but much less (thanks God) I'm already seen... READ MORE

So, like many of you, I too, have tried everything to get rid of my melasma that seemed to come on over my last pregnancy. Over the years, I have tried TCA peels at the dermatologist, TriLuma, Hydroquinonne, IPL, you name it. My melasma actually became worse after one of the IPL sessions I did... READ MORE

I have been trying for years to get rid of the stubborn brown spots on my forehead as well as around my mouth. I've tried everything from glycolic To TCA. for the first time ever I am 100% happy with my results. when I first received my cosmelan 1 I put it on my face and left it on for 12... READ MORE

As a teenager, I had beautiful, clear, flawless skin. I had my son when I was 19 and after giving birth, I started using the Depo Provera shot for birth control. A few months after my first shot, I looked in the mirror and saw what looked like dirt above my upper lip. I tried scrubbing it... READ MORE

I 've struggled with melasma for years, tried everything, i even went further by damaging my skin with a fraxel laser, until i met cosmelan md my life savior, Cosmelan MD brought my self esteem up, no more having to hide those dark patches under ashy make up. I'm so happy with the results so... READ MORE

I struggled with melasma for 10 years, wore sun protection every day (Heliocare SPF 50+) to prevent the pigmentation to form. I initially got the melasma after I had IPL on my face and this treatment triggered the over production of melanin and my pigmentation started forming on my cheeks, upper... READ MORE

I applied Cosmelan 2 morning, afternoon and evening first 3 months. After the first month I used product twice daily. Now I apply every evening. Product works great! Very effective I think it' important to continue using product daily to keep melasma under control. I also use the Mesoestetic... READ MORE

Excited (and a little scared) to get the Cosmelan procedure. Hoping to rid my melasma, discoloration, sun damage, uneven texture, enlarged pores and occasional blemishes. I've been using a prescription hand-mixed retinol cream the last six months or so, but did not experience any visible... READ MORE

A few years ago I thought my upper lip was dirty so I went to scrub it off and realized this wasnt dirt. I couldnt figure what it was so went online and learned it could be from an IUD I had. I had it removed asap, Dr. insisted it wasn't from that. That didn't help, I tried creames, retin A,... READ MORE

I've had melasma on my upper lip for the past 3 years after being on the birth control pill and waxing the area. After lots of online research I decided to use Cosmelan and one week later my melasma has disappeared by about 80-90%! Im completely amazed! During my treatment I kept a diary of what... READ MORE

I had my c1 end of june, my skin felt "flushed" but firm. after 2 days it started to peel. i was starting to get giddy because my dermatologist highly recommended this treatment.after the 3rd day, i applied a thin layer of c2 on my entire face at night. and continued doing it every... READ MORE

I am a patient suffering from odema and as a consequence had deep hyperpigmentation.I have already had two cosmelan sittings to treat hyperpigmentation and felt a lot better. I have already had two cosmelan sittings to treat hyperpigmentation. Now my dermatalogist has advised me to undergo... READ MORE

I've finally used up 7th ( and last) dermamelan jar. I 'll post a picture of all of them tomorrow. Spent a fortune to treat forearms, and thighs. I am going to find out what effects this 4 -month treatment will show in around a month after my skin has healed. I will post before and after... READ MORE

About me: my melasma/sun spots first came out about 7 yrs ago, probably due to the pill, but I am not sure. Previously I tanned beautifully, always with the sunscreen (type 3). Now my skin has horrible dark sun spots, even with SPF 50 or 100, within the first 20 min in the sun. Once I am back... READ MORE

I am Asian and whenever I come back to my home country from Middle East, my skin is always irritated. Somehow, I became allergic to the weather (this is just my personal diagnosis). Whenever I am back to ME, I will start to peel and after a few weeks becomes fine. When I travel to Europe, the... READ MORE

I have mild melasma covering 50% of my cheeks. I made it worse recently using self treatment. it increased about 50% within few days due to inflammation. But on the positive side, first time I fully educated myself about this disease and learnt about controlling and reducing it. I have... READ MORE

The mask application takes 5/10 minutes. I left the clinic and washed my face 12 hours later. Face became sensitive and felt itchy. I applied the cosmelan 2 cream then the hydra k factor. I had to apply the hydra k factor every hour or more frequent as my face was extremely itchy, bright red,... READ MORE

I've done it 2 times before and was ecstatic with the results. So after many laser failures, I'm doing it again. I just don't like the long almost monthly downtime. But the results are undeniable. With this purchase, I will receive 2 microdermabrasions. Typically cosmelan will cost around... READ MORE

I have had Melasma for years, alway worse in the summer, fading in the winter, but never gone. I use SPF 45 La Roche Posay Anthelios, which is very light under makeup (which I have to wear to cover my cheek area.) I have tried OTC lightening products, had successive glycolic peels at 20%, and... READ MORE

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How much does Cosmelan cost?

The typical cost for Cosmelan ranges from $250-$900 with an average cost of $600. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 56 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more