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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 ›

  • Average Price: $575

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I did cosmelan treatment last week Friday the 24th of July and im not sure about the results as yet. I'm on the third day and my face started peeling yesterday 26/07 and now it's extremely dry and dark/redish n some areas. I really cannot wait to see the results.. I'll post pictures after a... READ MORE

I always had pretty good skin just sun damage from my 20's on my cheeks it used to look like just freckles however when I started doing procedures (fraxel, etc), the freckles became very big blotches then it started looking really bad I use derma blend to cover which work but its thick. so I... READ MORE

Pros: none Cons: expensive. some immediate results but several months later my melasma was back and actually darker. The process is terrible and took 13 days. It is uncomfortable and very itchy. I do not recommend. I missed two weeks of work because the peeling was so intense. Physicians... READ MORE

Got rid of my pigmentation reduce my pore size and made my skin very smooth and gave a immediate glow!! I did the treatment had beautiful results and now I just use the maintenance.... Downtime was very minimal just needed to stay away from the sun and heat for a couple of days.... Very Fast... READ MORE

Using Cosmelan since several years and bought now a fake version at the shop sweetcare. Pt as it was cheaper there. product had no effect, no redness, nothing. there two different products from Mesoestic . I wish I get my money back. I am very disappointed, when I was reading this post in the... READ MORE

I did the peel myself after purchasing the cosmelan pack from ebay. The lady who I bought it from said it was the strong version, apparently there's two different packs. Left the peel on for about 9 hours, washed my face and by the next day my face was tomato red. It took at least 5 days for my... READ MORE

While researching Cosmelan, I appreciate the day by day status members posted because it helped me get over some of the anxiety of the procedures. I have melasma/freckles/brown spots all over my face but concentrated on the cheeks. I got treated with Cosmelan (w/ hydroquinone) at a MD's office... READ MORE

No goals yet. I have melasma. It appeared in my cheaks when I was pregnant. I tried a lot of creams, fruit peelings. Now I am flyiing to Paris. Two doctors suggest different treatment. 1-Dermamelan 2-TCA - peeling! I am reading about these treatment every day. At last I found this forum. Please... READ MORE

I have hyper-pigmentation spots from acne on my cheeks my dermatologist cosmelan treatment although its very expensive but she said it will be worth it day 1 after the mask "22/6" nothings happened just swallon face not red or anything so i applied cosmelan 2 my face started didn't get red but... READ MORE

Couple years ago I went in for a laser treatment in Beverly Hills. I guess Doctor….. didn't know my skin type was a # 4-5 hmmm……… $$$ Dr did the laser treatment anyway and ruin my face because it came back worse !!! My Friend told me about COSMELAN and how wonderful it is. I decided to give it... READ MORE

I'm already on my 5th week since the start of the treatment and I don't see any slight improvement. I got the Cosmelan 1 mask done in the clinic, went home & kept the mask on for 10 hours, washed with water, put on the Post-Peel Crystal Fibre Mask and after 20 minutes washed it off and applied... READ MORE

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... READ MORE

Hello all, I'm writing this review because I couldn't find anyone speaking in depth to just using the Cosmelan 2 Maintenance Cream without the the initial Cosmelan 1 mask. I am not a woman of means (not yet) and I don't like downtime and read reviews on Amazon of people having great results... READ MORE

I've been dealing with hyperpigmentation for a year and a half, which I believe was a result of three months use of Vivance for exams and accompanying acne/irritation. I was devastated and sometimes avoided daytime activities with friends. I tried Apeele chemical peel four times, but with... READ MORE

I am licensed cosmetologist who has given myself chemical peels regularly. I use glycolic acid peels 30% and recently just increased to 50%. I also do salicyclic acid 30% so my skin isn't as sensitive. I am Asian who can tan very well, but out of the sun I am very light. After years of living in... READ MORE

I am of Mediterranean descent - so olive skin - after several pregnancies and aging (I am 45) I developed pigmentation on my face that did not settle down. I was recommended cosmelan by a trusted dermatologists. I went for it. After coming home with the mask on I started to look it up and was... READ MORE

Just got Cosmelan done for the first time this past Friday. I am half Asian and have hyperpigmentation from taking the pill for many years. Areas of concern are temples and upper lip that seem to darken when exposed to sun. After inquiring about IPL facials, and microdermabrasion, this seemed to... READ MORE

I had cosmelan done a week ago in the clinic and had to leave it on for 8 hrs. Next day my face was swollen and red which the Dr said was normal. My skin started peeling on day 2 with very bad redness. I'm still red with slight peeling but alot of itching and tightness! I went back to my Dr on... READ MORE

I just turned 40. Single. Childless. I have recently developed melasma on my right cheek. I suspect that it could be due to the oral contraceptive pills that I started a year ago. After some research, I have decided to go for Cosmelan. Even though it is costly, but the reviews from... READ MORE

I developed Melasma when Dr prescribed Lupron contraceptive pill and two months later went to Hawaii without Sunblock at all! Spots started showing like freckles first and then like big brown patches... I tried sooo many things-- you name it (Triluma--$300, Aclaro, etc) but nothing has... 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 $575. 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