With origins in Spain, Cosmelan is the world’s leading professional depigmenting method. The peel involves a two-step process which begins at Ageless Skin and Laser Center. The first step involves the application of a thick, mud-like mask. This mask contains Azelaic Acid, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Arbutine, and Titanium Dioxide. The mask remains on the face for 6-10 hours, (you do not need to be in the office, you can go home with the mask on) but the total amount of time depends on your skin type and the amount of hyperpigmentation being treated. The mask is then washed off with a gentle cleanser.
Since the Cosmelan Peel is a two-step process, you will be instructed to apply a second topical anti-spot cream daily. Cosmelan 2 helps to maintain the results achieved with the Cosmelan Peel, while preventing the appearance of new dark spots and areas of hyperpigmentation. This maintenance cream is comprised of similar ingredients and should be used up to one year after a Cosmelan Peel.