Cosmelan Skin Peel
De-Pigmentation

The Cosmelan De-pigmentation skin peel treatment has been a popular treatment at our clinic for decades.

This de-pigmentation system is an excellent treatment program, which reduces and eliminates skin blemishes of melanin origin.

Our Cosmelan Skin Peel works quickly and effectively to eliminate noticeable hyper-pigmentation, improves the appearance of dark patches and spots on the skin, increasing skin luminosity and evens out the skin tone.

Depending on type and severity of the pigmentation disorder the Melanostop tran3x or the Mandelic Acid Peel provides an excellent alternative option.

Are You A Suitable Candidate for a Cosmelan Skin Peel?

Please read the information below carefully to evaluate if you are a suitable candidate for this Cosmelan skin peel procedure.

Please consult with your practitioner or GP if you are in any doubt.

A consultation is essential prior to taking this treatment.

A complimentary telephone consultation is available, which will enable your practitioner to assess your medical history, your concerns and your personal goals. We can then discuss the desired treatment/s options.

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Pre Treatment

Note:
Some of the conditions listed below may only be relevant if treating in the same area.
If in doubt check with your practitioner or with your GP.

Contra-indications
Diabetes Type 1 & 2
Kidney Disease
History Skin Cancer
Cancer Less than 5 years remisssion
Keloid Scaring
Auto Immune Disorders
Pregnancy & Lactating – wait 3 to 6 months
Blood Disorders
Viruses (such as colds)
Bacterial infections (such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, styes)
Fungal infections
Undiagnosed lumps or swelling
Broken bones
Unstable blood pressure

Precautions
Asthma
Allergies
Gluten Intolerence (Azelaic Acid is from wheat)
Lactose Intolerence (Lactic Acid is from milk)
Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores)
Psoriasis / Eczema / Dermatitis
Rosacea
Hyper-sensitve
Scars / Burns / Skin Grafts
Tattoos / Moles / Warts
Mole Removal – 6 months

Medication Precautions
Some medications have to be out of your system for a certain amount of time before we can treat.
Check with your GP if you are taking prescription medication.

Antibiotics – 4 to 12 weeks
Natural remedies / St John’s Wort – 4 to 12 weeks
Contraception / HRT
Roaccutane  – 6 to 12 months
Prescription Vit A – 6 months
Cortisone – 2 to 4 weeks
Steroids – 4 to 12 weeks
Anti-depressants
Photo Sensitive Medication – 4 to 12 weeks

If you’ve had any of the following treatments we advise to wait

This time can vary depending if you have had the treatment with Emporium Aestheticians.

IPL & Laser Hair Removal – 2 weeks
Laser Skin Resurfacing – 4 weeks
Micro-pigmentation – 4 to 6 weeks
Anti-Wrinkle Injections- 2 weeks
Mesotherapy – 2 weeks
Filler, Collagen, Threads – 2 weeks
Blue Peel & Deep Peels  – 4 weeks
Cosmelan Peel – 12 weeks
Green Peel Classic – 12 weeks
Green Peel Energy / Melawhite – 2 weeks
Green Peel Fresh Up – 2 weeks
Microdermabrasion – 2 weeks
Radio Frequency – 1 week
Micro-needling – 2 to 6 weeks
HIFU Face Lift – 2 weeks
Plasma Skin Corrector – 12 weeks
Waxing, Threading, Electrolysis – 2 weeks
Hair Bleach, Hair Dye – 2 weeks

Advised to avoid prior to the treatment
Sauna / Steam Room – 24hours
Sun, Sunbed – 14 days
Cardio Exercise – 24hours
Alcohol – 24 hours
Smoking Cigarettes – 2 hours
Coffee – 2 hours

Essential Prior to the Cosmelan Peel:
De-pigmentaion Prep Kit

As part of the Cosmelan treatment program it is essential to use the De-pigmentaion Prep Kit for 14 days prior to the application of the Cosmelan mask peel.

Prep Peel Treatment
As part of the Cosmelan treatment program it is essential to come into the clinic for a Melanostop tran3x Chemical Skin Peel from 48 hours to 1 week prior to the application of the Cosmelan treatment mask.

More FAQs

What will it involve?
Your skin care practitioner will complete a detailed consultation to establish your skin type, history and the cause of the pigmentation, all of which will determin the best de-pigmentation program to suit you.
The Cosmelan De-pigmentation treatment process consists of several phases:

1. De-pigmentaion Prep Kit
As part of the Cosmelan treatment program protocols it is essential to use the De-pigmentaion Prep Kit for 15 days prior to the application of the Cosmelan treatment mask.
For very congested skin it is advised to undertake a Steam & Pore Extraction, which will enable us to remove any blockage; ideally the day when you come to clinic to collect the De-pigmentation Prep Kit.

2. Prep Peel Treatment
As part of the Cosmelan treatment program protocols it is essential undertake a professional  Melanostop tran3x Chemical Skin Peel treatment from 48 hours to 1 week  prior to the application of the Cosmelan treatment mask.

3. Cosmelan Mask Treatment Day
The Cosmelan treatment mask is applied at the clinic by a qualified skin care practitioner. You will leave the clinic with the mask on, it will appear as a thick layer of putty. (Not advised to travel home on public transport)

4. Homecare Treatment
Due to the length of time the treatment mask has to be left on the skin (8 -12 hours) you will need to remove it at home; your skin care practitioner will provide the time upon which to remove your mask.

Mask Application Times:
Phototypes 1-11 = 8 hours
Phototypes 111-1V = 10 hours
Phototypes V-V1 = 12 hours
Body = 6 hours
Neck = 2 hours

Wash the mask off with tepid water and a clean flannel. Apply the Crystal Fibre Mask and leave on for 20 to 60 minutes; then apply the Melan Recovery product.

Day 1
Products to use as per treatment protocols twice a day, am and pm.
Brightening Wash Cleanser
Melan Recovery
Melan 130+ Pigment Control (every 2 hours when going outside)

Day 2
Follow the same homecare as Day 1.
Return to clinic for assesment
Collect Cosmelan 2 homecare product.

Day 3
For the next month the following homecare must be used three times per day; am, daytime and pm.
Brightening Wash Cleanser
Cosmelan 2
Melan Recovery
Melan 130+ Pigment Control (every 2 hours when going outside, not required before bed)

If the skin feels too sensitve – Advised to apply Fast Skin Repair before the Melan Recovery

Review 1 – After 1 Month
There will be visible reduction in pigmentation; an average of 80%.
You will need to purchase your second jar of Cosmelan 2 and reduce the usage to twice a day along with using the same products; am and pm.

Review 2 – After a Further 2 Months
This is required 2 months after the first review. (3 months after the clinic procedure)
You will need to purchase your third jar of the Cosmelan 2 and reduce the usage to once per day;pm, for the next 12 months. Trans3x Concentrate & Gel Cream can be used am to boost results.
At this 3 month stage it is now acceptable to introduce other skin treatments such as skin peels, micro-needling, radio frequency, laser etc.

Reviews – Every 3 Months
These reviews are essential to monitor progress and re stock your Cosmelan 2 and homecare products.

Why have the procedure?
The Cosmelan De-pigmentation program provides quick and effective results for deeper, established pigmentation; particularly of Melasma origin.
We successfully treat pigmentation caused from excessive sun exposure, UV artificial light exposure; pigmentation caused by hormone changes, trauma or stress, freckles and birthmarks.
These treatments are suitable for all skin types and ethnic origins to treat the Face, Neck, Chest and Hands and produces outstanding results in the treatment of:

•    Melasma
•    Pigmentation
•    Dark patches
•    Uneven skin tone
•    Sun damage
•    Post spot scars
Also known to improve skin conditions such as:
•    Acne
•    Blackheads, Spots, Pimples
•    Fine Lines
•    General signs of ageing skin
•    Dull looking skin

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If you are undertaking a program of de-pigmentation treatments, it is very common for underlying deep melanin to work to the surface of the skin which can make the pigmentation appear darker at various intervals.

Does it hurt?
There is no discomfort during the application of the Cosmelan De-pigmentation.
A day after treatment a sensation of skin tightening, sensitivity and inflammation can be experienced; the severity of these symptoms will depend each individual’s reaction.
Generally:
It is an intense procedure whereby swelling may last 2 to 7 days, visible peeling last up to 21 days, redness up to 30 days and sensitivity up to 6 to 8 weeks.
Continuous clinic support is available during the program to guide each individual through the process.

How many treatments do I need?
A single Cosmelan De-pigmentation treatment provides outstanding results; however depending on your skin condition and your skin improvement goals you may need a further treatment to achieve desired results.

How quickly will I see the results?
The results of the Cosmelan De-pigmentation are evident within a week and are progressive whilst using the Cosmelan 2 treatment homecare cream; up to 80% reduction in the first month.
It is imperative to complete the 12 month program as advised by your practitioner to achieve optimum results.

How long will the results last?
The results can be maintained; however this will depend on many factors such as, if you completed the full 12 month program, how one cares for their skin post treatment, stress, hormone influences and UV exposure.

Alternative Skin Peel Options:
The Melanostop tran3x or the Mandelic Chemical Peel provides effective results for milder pigmentation disorders (not Melasma). They provide a less intense procedure  whereby peeling and side effects may only last a few days.
As the Melanostop and Mandelic Chemical Peel process are easier to fit in to your busy life it can provide an alternative treatment in the reduction of pigmentation. However a course of 6 sessions would be required, taken 14 days apart to achieve best results.
It is important to know that these alternatives are not advised to treat Melasma or very deep established pigmentation disorders.

M-Pen Micro-needling treatment combined with c.prof de-pigmentation solution is an affective treatment option in reducing pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

After Care

Homecare Treatment Protocols:

Day 1
Products to use as per treatment protocols twice a day, am and pm.
Brightening Wash Cleanser
Melan Recovery
Melan 130+ Pigment Control (every 2 hours when going outside)

Day 2
Follow the same homecare as Day 1.
Return to clinic for assesment
Collect Cosmelan 2 homecare product.

Day 3
For the next month the following homecare must be used three times per day; am, daytime and pm.
Brightening Wash Cleanser
Cosmelan 2
Melan Recovery
Melan 130+ Pigment Control (every 2 hours when going outside, not required before bed)

Review 1 – After 1 Month
There will be visible reduction in pigmentation; an average of 80%.
You will need to purchase your second jar of Cosmelan 2 and reduce the usage to twice a day along with using the same products as motn 1; am and pm.

Review 2 – After a Further 2 Months
This is required 2 months after the first review. (3 months after the clinic procedure)
You will need to purchase your third jar of the Cosmelan 2 and reduce the usage to once per day;pm, for the next 12 months. Trans3x Concentrate & Gel Cream can be used am to boost results.
At this 3 month stage it is now acceptable to introduce other skin treatments such as skin peels, micro-needling, radio frequency, laser etc.

Reviews – Every 3 Months
These reviews are essential to monitor progress and re stock your Cosmelan 2 and homecare products.

Side Effects & Aftercare Post Peel Treatment
There is a recovery and healing period post Cosmelan Peel treatment; therefore treat as a hyper sensitive skin.

During the program it is paramount that you only use the products provided by your skin care practitioner.

After 48 hours you can use a mineral base make-up.

Avoid the following for the next 14 days:
Waxing, hair removal/bleaching, hair dye, AHA’s, BHA’s, Retinol, self-tanning lotions; swimming, exercise, massage, heat treatments, sauna and steam.

It is strongly advised to avoid sun, sunbed, UV exposure whilst on the program to ensure the best possible results.

Do not peel, pick, scratch or scrape the skin, or any loose skin resulting from the treatment, this must come off in its own time with no assistance; ignoring this advice can lead to scarring.

At any point if the skin feels irritated and in need of some calming; apply Fast Skin Repair and or Anti-Stress Face Mask. If the skin requires more moisture, apply Hydra Factor K Moisturiser.

It is a MUST to wear Sun Protection SPF +130 daily.

Price & Practitioner

Consultion, Pre Peel, Cosmelan Peel
& Home Care Products £1150.00

Emporium Practitioner:
Angela Taffinder – Senior Aesthetician

Reviews

Angela is simply the best.
She has completely turned around my skin – I really couldn’t be happier with the results. Angela has so much experience, and so much advice – there are always different options and avenues to explore.
I really couldn’t recommend more

Alexandra

Angela is simply the best. I’ve been one of her clients for nearly 7 years and I can’t recommend her more highly. She has tailor made me a bespoke milia removal/ face rejuvenation treatment and I wouldn’t be without it! She has so much experience and knowledge and never fails to work her magic. Her treatments are so much more than your bog standard facial, she knows exactly what your skin needs and explains everything along the way. I promise you won’t find any one better.

Imogen

Angela has been caring for my skin for the last 25 years. Her treatments are bespoke, addressing whatever is currently going on with my skin. I have a monthly triple treatment which seems to be exactly what my skin needs at the moment. During lockdown, my skin missed her amazing treatments & careful attention.

Leila

I went in having let my milia run riot during lockdown and I was super impressed to leave the treatment not only without a mark but with totally revived skin after the facial. I also love that there is no “paint by numbers” approach to the treatment, you feel that you’re getting an experience tailored to your skin’s needs. I have and would continue to recommend.

Jade

I have been going to Angela for years and she really knows my skin and what treatments to give … I totally trust her and have recommended her to many of my friends who also love her . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED XXX

Hannah

Transformed my acne!
I have been coming to Emporium Treatments for almost a year and each time I leave, I’m even more in love with my skin. When I had my initial treatment with Angela, my skin was suffering from active acne and scarring. Angela provided a tailored treatment plan for myself, explaining every step clearly and since then my skin has improved dramatically. She has really helped with my overall confidence. I would highly recommend.

Chantelle

Angela always provides the best service, no matter which of the many treatments you choose. Booking is a breeze, and punctuality is proven. My chosen treatment was conducted quickly, professionally, and thoroughly. The results consistently exceed my expectations! I always look forward to my next appointment.

Lauren

Angela at Emporium is amazing!
I have recurring milia so I’m constantly coming to see her for extractions. Before my first visit she answered all of my questions and made me feel like she really cared before I’d even met her.
I have hundreds of milia and every session she has the patience of a saint, removing each one by hand.
It’s a bit of a painful procedure but she’s so lovely and friendly that I feel at ease the second I step through the door and she always works her magic quickly and carefully, using lots of cooling and soothing aftercare to help calm down my skin.
Over the years, she’s put so much time in to helping me work out what’s causing them and how to prevent future flare ups.
I have been to other places for milia removal in the past but Angela is by far the best (and more reasonably priced than some of the bigger companies). I wouldn’t even dream of going anywhere else now.

Sian

Emporium is my go to for facial treatments – Angela is one of London’s best kept secrets. Her technique is superb, far beyond what any branded beauty salon can do.

Anna Marie

I have been going to Angela (Emporium) around 6 years now and she always manages to clear my skin and keep me looking youthful with her up to date advance treatments,My personal favourite is the Green peel and Microneedling facial as well as various body treatments I have had here to .I always leave with a glow and get compliments highly reccomend x

Carmel

Five-star experience!
Couldn’t recommend Angela (Emporium) more highly! I’ve be going for bespoke facials for a number of years and have always felt a truly pampered. The facials are tailored to your skin type and she is *the best* at milia removal. Angela has always been able to accommodate appointments around my work schedule, and at short notice, and I’ve been more than happy to recommend to friends.

James

I’ve been going to Angela for the last 25/30 years. In between I’ve tried other places and practitioners but always end up going back to Emporium. Angela understands my skin, right from the beginning when I had acne and pigmentation to now where my skin needs are different. I appreciate her experience and knowledge, my skin looks and feels great. Highly recommend.

Kalyan

Angela’s facials have literally transformed my skin. I met Angela back in October last year, and my only regret is not going to see her sooner. My skin was ruined by a couple of badly chosen laser treatments earlier in the year and after my first facial with Angela I felt so much better about myself, she cleared my skin completely and made me love it again! I think I’m a little addicted to her treatments now, she knows a lot about skin care and tailors the facial to exactly what your skin needs. I’m so happy to have found her. 5/5 review from me!

Aneke

Excellent Milia Removal
Attended Emporium Treatment Clinic for milia removal. Great experience – friendly, well-priced and effective. Will definitely be recommending to friends.

Jamie

Angela is a fantastic practitioner and a lovely person. I’ve had many successful facials and treatments with her over the past few years. I trust her advice completely. She’s never pushed any treatments or products, but is always open to suggesting new solutions.

Colleen

Before & After

cosmelan skin peel

What our customers say

I have been going to Angela for years and she really knows my skin and what treatments to give ... I totally trust her and have recommended her to many of my friends who also love her . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED XXX

Hannah

What our customers say

Transformed my acne!

I have been coming to Emporium Treatments for almost a year and each time I leave, I'm even more in love with my skin. When I had my initial treatment with Angela, my skin was suffering from active acne and scarring. Angela provided a tailored treatment plan for myself, explaining every step clearly and since then my skin has improved dramatically. She has really helped with my overall confidence. I would highly recommend.

Chantelle

What our customers say

Angela always provides the best service, no matter which of the many treatments you choose. Booking is a breeze, and punctuality is proven. My chosen treatment was conducted quickly, professionally, and thoroughly. The results consistently exceed my expectations! I always look forward to my next appointment.

Lauren

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