What is a Cosmelan melasma peel in Rochester?
After pregnancy, hormonal changes, or overexposure to UV radiation, brown patches called melasma can appear on the skin. We offer Cosmelan – an ultra strong and effective de-pigmenting melasma peel, to help our patients combat hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and unwanted discoloration. After a melasma peel in Rochester, your skin will appear brighter, smoother, and free of pigmented areas.
Our expert medical professionals at Envision Eye & Aesthetics will make sure the Cosmelan melasma peel in Rochester will meet your unique needs and expectations.
A Cosmelan melasma peel uses a combination of skin-loving ingredients with proven results in eliminating or reducing melanic spots, including: Azelaic Acid, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, and Salicylic Acid.
Cosmelan is Hydroquinone-free.
This physician-grade melasma peel penetrates deep into skin to address and correct environmental and hormonal hyperpigmentation with minimal downtime.
Clear, Even Finish
The Cosmelan peel, plus stringent use of the products in the included home care kit, will reduce dark spots on your skin and unify your skin tone.
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a skin condition marked by spots of brown or gray hyperpigmentation. It’s most commonly found on the face, especially on the bridge of the nose, cheeks, forehead, and upper lip. Although the source of melasma isn’t fully clear, more than likely it stems from a malfunction of your body’s melanocytes, which are your color-making cells. Because of this, people with darker skin tones are more likely to be affected by melasma.
There are four different types of melasma pigmentation patterns that a patient could suffer from. Therefore, our Cosmelan melasma peels in Rochester are customized to each patient.
- Epidermal: The epidermal type of melasma affects the superficial layers of the skin. These are more surface spots that are easier to get rid of.
- Dermal: The dermal type of melasma is marked by the presence of melanophages, which are cells that ingest melanin. These melanophages are found throughout the dermis.
- Mixed: The mixed type of melasma is just how it sounds. Patients with mixed melasma suffer from a combination of epidermal and dermal melasma.
- Unnamed type in dark skin: People with darker complexions may have a type of melasma that’s caused by an excess of melanocytes.
Everyone’s skin is different, so the cause of someone’s melasma can vary from person to person. At Envision Eye & Aesthetics, we understand that uniqueness and work hard to cater our Cosmelan melasma peels in Rochester to best fit your skin.
As with a lot of skin problems, your hormones play a part in the formation of melasma. Due to the change in hormone levels, pregnant women tend to find themselves suffering from those brown and gray spots. Ever heard of the “pregnancy mask”? It’s simply another name for the melasma pregnant women suffer from. Melasma can also occur when women start or stop birth control. Taking hormone replacement therapy may influence the occurrence of melasma.
Many of our patients find that their melasma is worse in the summer and calms down during the winter months. Sun rays are damaging to the skin, which can cause brown spots to flair up on your face. But it’s not only the rays that cause harm. The heat that comes from the sun also impact melasma. So that means using sunscreen and other protectors may not always help.
Unfortunately, sometimes melasma is completely out of your control. Genetics are a major factor when it comes to the development of melasma. If you have close relatives who suffer from melasma, you’re more likely to get it yourself.
Finding a treatment for melasma can be frustrating since there’s a lot of misinformation about where it stems from. Fortunately, our melasma peel in Rochester is designed to fight against hyperpigmentation and uneven skin to give you a clearer and smoother face.
Benefits of A Cosmelan Melasma Peel in Rochester
Embrace Your New Skin
The objective of a melasma peel is to target pigmented skin that has been harshly effected by the sun’s rays or hormonal changes. The best melasma peel in Rochester from Envision Eye & Aesthetics produces an even, smooth skin tone you will feel confident in.
Before your Cosmelan melasma peel, we ask that our patients inform us about any medications they are taking, especially those that make your skin sensitive to the sun. You’ll also want to let us know if you’re taking any kind of retinoid cream, which may enhance the penetration of the peel.
During your consultation we will inspect your skin, including the tone and thickness and perform and VISIA Skin Analysis. This will help us determine the best next step for you and if you will benefit the most from a Cosmelan melasma peel. Our trained professionals will take time to understand your needs and your skin goals and factor that into your treatment.
About a week before receiving your Cosmelan melasma peel at Envision Eye & Aesthetics, you’ll want to stop using any kind of facial scrubs or bleaching creams, but make sure your skin stays as moisturized as possible. That means avoiding any cleansers, serums, or creams that usually dry out your skin.
To prevent skin trauma and further damage after the treatment, our patients should stop using exfoliants like retinol or salicylic acid. Double check your products because those ingredients could be hidden inside without you even realizing it!
We start a Cosmelan melasma peel by cleaning off any makeup, dirt, or oil that’s on your skin. (Oil acts as a barrier, which could hinder the effectiveness of the treatment of your melasma.) Our trained specialist will then apply the Cosmelan peel to the entire face. You will more than likely feel a tingling sensation or minor burning during your treatment. The procedure time will take about half an hour. After leaving the office, the peel must be left on for the amount of time designated by your specialist (based on your Fitzpatrick skin type and will be approximately 5-8 hours). The peel will need to be kept moist by spraying with water.
After a Cosmelan melasma peel in Rochester, your skin will be extremely sensitive to the sun. All of our patients should wear sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30. If you have to go outside, wear a wide-brimmed hat to avoid the sun.
Your skin will begin going through a peeling process, which means your old skin is falling away to reveal a smoother, more even complexion that you can be proud of. Expect to have around 3 to 5 days worth of post-treatment peeling and redness. You’ll want to cleanse with a mild soap and warm (not hot) water.
Home Care & Next Peel
Included in the cost of your treatment is the Cosmelan Home Pack, which contains:
- Cosmelan 2 Facial Cream
- Melan Recovery Sensitive Skin Solutions Balm
- Mesoprotech Melan 130 Pigment Control SPF 50+ Tinted Emulsion
After one month, you will return to Envision Eye & Aesthetics for a follow-up to view your progress. You’ll also have your second and final Cosmelan melasma peel, which is included in the cost.
Initial results can be seen within a couple of weeks post-Cosmelan peel. The results continue to improve with additional time and usage of the at-home kit. Results depend on the individual’s skin and the extent of skin damage.