Does cosmelan® work with any type of spot?
With cosmelan® we treat all types of spots of melanin origin,
that is, spots originating due to melanin overproduction triggered by several factors
(hormonal, genetic, post-acne, post-depilation factors, etc.) that worsen due to sun
exposure. Therefore, cosmelan® is effective to treat spots
such as: melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentations (PIH), solar, senile lentigo and
What is the best time to use cosmelan®?
cosmelan® can be used at any time of the year, though it is
advisable to do it at times when sun exposure is not so intense or prolonged, such as
the winter and autumn. In case you live in a hot region or apply the treatment in the
summer, you must take greater care and use a very high sunscreen, such as melan
130 pigment control and avoid completely very intense and prolonged sun
How long does the treatment last?
The cosmelan® method consists of four phases which are
necessary to achieve the target result. Intensive depigmentation in phase 1 and
treatment for home use in phases 2, 3 and 4. The total duration of treatment is about 6
months, that can change based on the severity of the case.
How long will it take to see the results? Why should I continue the
treatment if the results are already seen before completing it?
The most significant change takes place a few weeks after applying the mask in cabin, it
improves skin texture and spots decrease noticeably. This can give a misleading feeling
of success. During this period melanin has been removed from the outermost skin layers,
and therefore we see the spot much more faded and the skin smoother and softer, but the
origin of the problem has not been controlled yet. The melanocyte, a cell where melanin
is produced, is still uncontrolled and continues to produce pigment (melanin) in excess.
To re-educate the melanocyte and control this overproduction, it is important to
continue a home treatment with regulating action, so that the cell returns to a normal
active state and therefore prevent spots from reappearing.
What happens if I stop applying the home treatment?
If you do not follow the home regimen, you are interrupting the treatment and will
therefore not obtain the expected results. Not applying cosmelan 2
depigmenting cream with regulating action involves not regulating the melanocyte and,
therefore, a persistent uncontrolled, excessive production of melanin. The spot will
reappear as the skin layers are renewed, as melanin migrates to the surface making the
spot increasingly evident.
Not using photoprotection, melan 130 pigment control, involves a very
high risk that the spot returns, as skin is more sensitive and receptive to external
aggressions during the treatment.
Can I combine the cosmelan method with other depigmentation treatments?
During at least the first three months of the method, it is not recommended to use any
other type of minimally invasive treatment that can cause a skin lesion, as well as
peels, microneedling, exfoliations, etc., as it can even cause repigmentation. It is
advisable to use soothing and regenerating treatments both in cabin and at home in case
it is needed.
In the last months where we reduce the application guidelines of cosmelan
2 only to the night, we can combine it with treatments that help prolong
the results, such as melan tran3x concentrate and melan tran3x
Does the treatment make me unable to fulfil my daily life activities
As it is not an invasive treatment, it does not make you unable to fulfil your activities
of daily living normally. Caution must be exerted when fulfilling some type of
activities during the first days, a skin adaptation period after the cabin treatment.
For instance, it is advisable to avoid bathing in swimming pools, prolonged sun exposure
and activities that involve excessive sweating.
Can the spots return after the end of treatment?
After an adequate professional treatment, excess pigmentation can be removed visibly.
However, it is a dynamic process, where the imbalance forming them can cause their
recurrence. Therefore, even if the spots are not seen, it is essential to apply a daily
regulatory depigmentation treatment and photoprotection throughout the year to prevent
How can I prevent the appearance of spots after the treatment?
In case you are under the effect of any of the triggering factors for the appearance of
spots (contraceptives, pregnancy, summer season, post-depilation, post-acne, post-peel,
under photosensitising treatment, etc.), a daily treatment routine is essential,
combining a depigmentation treatment, such as melan tran3x, with a high
photoprotector such as melan 130 pigment control.
Does the cosmelan® treatment have side effects?
If used correctly and under the supervision of a professional, there should be no side effects.
cosmelan® is a topical treatment, therefore minimally invasive, that does not prevent you from following your normal daily life. During the initial phase and following the treatment in consultation, the skin may become irritated or show redness. This is totally normal and expected, and it will disappear within a few days. During the home phase, it is common to experience slight peeling and sensitivity, which are symptoms that disappear when applying the home products recommended by the specialist.
How does cosmelan® act against acne?
cosmelan® is a depigmentation treatment; therefore, it is not indicated to treat active acne. If you would like to treat acne in its different phases of acneic and seborrhoeic skin, we recommend the acnelan medical treatment (active link to acnelan's consumer page). However, acne has an inflammatory component that can lead to the appearance of skin spots, known as PIH (Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation). cosmelan® is effective on this type of spots caused by acne, in all skin types and phototypes.
What is the main difference between cosmelan® and dermamelan®?
Both are depigmentation treatments that produce excellent results, but cosmelan® is an aesthetic treatment, whereas dermamelan® is a treatment that requires a doctor's supervision and monitoring. The new dermamelan® is a new generation treatment that, thanks to the development of an unedited formula, has two patents that allow for a more comprehensive and effective action when treating the most severe and resistant spots. This innovation has led to a more efficient and convenient protocol with results after 4 months of treatment.