Cosmelan 1 Mask - Irvine, CA
I went to Total Dermatology in Irvine to do...
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!
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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.