Would you like to have luminous, lustrous and perfectly balanced skin? Now you can walk into a room and shine like the star you are, with the Cosmelan® Peel. Effective and safe for all skin types, this breakthrough depigmentation treatment for the face, neck, chest, hands and back is a powerfully brilliant solution for stubborn melasma, age spots, sun damage, acne and post-acne traces.
Please contact us, request an appointment online or call us at 310-276-6772 to schedule your Cosmelan® Peel. Our spa serves all of Los Angeles, including West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica. We will review all of your skin concerns and help you develop a custom action plan with beauty treatments tailored just for you.
How It Works
Brown patches or skin discoloration are a consequence of many factors such as sun exposure, aging, acne scarring and/or hormonal fluctuations due to pregnancy or menopause. The Cosmelan® secret to success is a combination of different depigmentation agents that decrease melanin production and formation in the skin by inhibiting the enzyme Tyrosinase (involved in the manufacture of melanin in the skin). Melanin is responsible for darkening of the skin during tanning and the formation of brown spots after long-term sun exposure. In addition, the hormone Estrogen can influence the production of melanin which is responsible for the formation of melasma.
The Cosmelan® Advantage
- It’s compatible with all types of skin.
- It is completely safe and does not include harsh ingredients like TCA or Hydroquinone.
- It is also beneficial for acne patients by reducing sebaceous secretion and erases post acne discoloration.
- You will typically see your skin become bright and rejuvenated with lightening of red spots and brown areas in around 2 to 4 weeks.
The Cosmelan® System
Motykie Med Spa has a full system for the Cosmelan® Treatment which includes the Cosmelan® 1 Mask (in-office peel), Cosmelan® 2 Maintenance Cream (to continue the suppression of melanin production), and Mesoestetic Hydra-vital Factor K Cream (cuts the healing time in half and will guarantee the best results possible). Unique to Motykie Med Spa, we also include a special second application of the Cosmelan® 1 Mask (in-office), 2 to 3 weeks following the first application.
- Cosmelan® 1 Mask- Azelaic Acid, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Arbutine, Titanium Dioxide
- Cosmelan® 2 Cream- Titanium Dioxide, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid
- Hydra-vital Factor K Cream- Hydro-nutritional cream for all treated areas and contains: Hydroviton, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Amniotic fluid, Glycerine, Silicone oil
The Three Stages of the System
Stage 1: The initial treatment of the Cosmelan® 1 Mask is always done in office. This involves a full evaluation of the skin by one of our Medical Aesthetic Specialists. The cleaning of the skin is done with a degreasing agent in order to remove any dead skin cells, oils and other debris. The Cosmelan® 1 Mask is then applied and left on for 5 to 10 hours depending on your skin type and sensitivity level. After the appropriate amount of time has elapsed, the mask is removed at home with water and a light cleanser. Then the Hydra-vital Factor K Cream is immediately applied on the treated area.
Stage 2: For the next two weeks following the initial treatment, you will apply the Cosmelan® 2 Cream 2 to 3 times daily and then once daily to maintain your results.
Stage 3: As an added bonus, Motykie Med Spa will do a follow-up Cosmelan® 1 Mask treatment 2 weeks after the first initial treatment on your stubborn or problem areas that need extra attention. We have found that adding this extra step has produced the best and most effective treatment results!
What to Expect
Some skin irritation and downtime are to be expected following this peel. Immediately following treatment, you may experience a slight burning and tightening sensation, which is normal and part of the process. If you have sensitive skin, you may also experience an itchy feeling. The Hydra-vital Factor K Cream can be applied regularly to sooth any irritation you may experience.
In most cases, the skin blemishes start to disappear within the first week after starting treatment. The darker the skin, the longer the time it takes for the spots to disappear. The skin starts to appear shiny and healthy in 2 to 3 weeks. In most individuals the dark spots begin to fade in 4-6weeks.
Continued and repeated use of the treatment is required for optimum results! There is no harm if you miss a few days of applying the Cosmelan® 2 Cream; however you may notice a decrease in the efficacy and benefits of the peel and the blemishes may return. If you stop using the Cosmelan® System completely, effects of the sun and hormonal changes can result in reappearance of blemishes and melasma. It’s best to think of the Cosmelan® as a maintenance program to suppress melasma/chloasma and not a one-time fix!
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