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Cosmelan: The Ultimate Solution for Pigmentation Concernsin Manchester & Cheshire

Understanding Pigmentation Issues

Pigmentation issues are common skin concerns that affect many individuals, leading to uneven skin tone and dark spots. These issues can result from various factors, including sun exposure, hormonal changes, aging, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne or other skin injuries. While many treatments promise to address these concerns, Cosmelan has emerged as one of the most effective solutions for achieving a clearer, more even complexion.

What is Cosmelan?

Cosmelan is a professional depigmentation treatment designed to reduce and eliminate dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It is a chemical peel that targets melanin production, the pigment responsible for skin colour, thereby treating hyperpigmentation at its source. The treatment is suitable for all skin types and can be used on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, hands, and back.

How Does Cosmelan Work?

Cosmelan works by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase, which plays a crucial role in the production of melanin. By blocking this enzyme, Cosmelan reduces the formation of new pigment and gradually lightens existing dark spots. The treatment involves two main phases: the in-clinic application and the at-home maintenance.

In-Clinic Application

The Cosmelan treatment begins with an in-clinic application performed by our team at CLNQ Manchester and Cheshire. This initial phase involves the application of the Cosmelan 1 mask, which contains high concentrations of active ingredients. The mask is left on the skin for a specific duration, usually between 8 to 12 hours, depending on the individual’s skin type and severity of pigmentation.

At-Home Maintenance

After the prescribed time, the mask is removed at home, and the second phase of the treatment begins. This phase involves the application of the Cosmelan 2 cream, which helps to maintain the results achieved by the in-clinic treatment. The cream should be used daily, along with other recommended skincare products such as moisturisers and sun protection.

Benefits of Cosmelan

Cosmelan offers numerous benefits, making it a popular choice for those seeking to address pigmentation issues effectively:

1. Effective Reduction of Pigmentation

Cosmelan significantly reduces dark spots, melasma, and other forms of hyperpigmentation, leading to a more even skin tone.

2. Quick and Noticeable Results

Many patients notice improvements within a few weeks of starting the treatment, with optimal results usually seen after a few months.

3. Safe for All Skin Types

Cosmelan is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, making it a versatile option for various individuals.

4. Minimal Downtime

Unlike some other chemical peels, Cosmelan involves minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to their daily activities relatively quickly.

5. Long-Lasting Results

With proper maintenance and sun protection, the results of Cosmelan can be long-lasting, helping to prevent the recurrence of pigmentation issues.

The Cosmelan Treatment Process

The Cosmelan treatment process is straightforward and involves several key steps:

  1. Consultation: The first step is a thorough consultation with our team to assess the your skin type, pigmentation concerns, and suitability for the treatment.
  2. Preparation: Before the in-clinic application, the skin may need to be prepared with specific products to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment.
  3. In-Clinic Application: The Cosmelan 1 mask is applied during an in-clinic visit, where it remains on the skin for several hours.
  4. At-Home Removal: You remove the mask at home as instructed by our therapist.
  5. Maintenance: You continue with the at-home maintenance phase, using the Cosmelan 2 cream and other recommended products.
  6. Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments with us at CLNQ ensure the treatment is progressing as expected and allow for any necessary adjustments.

Potential Side Effectsand Considerations

While Cosmelan is generally well-tolerated, some patients may experience mild side effects, particularly during the initial phase of the treatment. These can include redness, peeling, dryness, and a tingling sensation. These effects are usually temporary and subside as the skin adjusts to the treatment. It is essential to follow our instructions carefully and use recommended skincare products to minimise these side effects.

You should also be aware of the importance of sun protection during and after the treatment. Sun exposure can exacerbate pigmentation issues and hinder the effectiveness of the Cosmelan treatment. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with high SPF and avoiding prolonged sun exposure are crucial for maintaining the results.

Who is a GoodCandidate for Cosmelan?

Cosmelan is suitable for individuals with various pigmentation concerns, including:

  • Melasma: A common form of hyperpigmentation often triggered by hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or birth control use.
  • Sunspots: Dark spots resulting from prolonged sun exposure.
  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): Dark marks left behind after acne, injuries, or other skin conditions.
  • Freckles: Small, concentrated areas of pigmentation.
  • Uneven Skin Tone: General unevenness in skin colour and texture.

It is essential to have a thorough consultation with our practitioners to determine if Cosmelan is the right treatment for your specific needs and to discuss any potential contraindications.

Aftercare and Maintenance

Proper aftercare is crucial for achieving and maintaining the best results from the Cosmelan treatment. Here are some essential aftercare tips:

1. Follow the Skincare Regimen

Use the Cosmelan 2 cream as directed, along with any other recommended products, to enhance and maintain the results.

2. Moisturise Regularly

Keep the skin well-hydrated to help reduce dryness and peeling.

3. Sun Protection

Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with high SPF daily and avoid excessive sun exposure.

4. Avoid Harsh Products

Refrain from using abrasive scrubs, exfoliants, or other harsh skincare products that can irritate the skin.

5. Regular Follow-Up

Attend follow-up appointments with your practitioner to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

Cosmelan Frequently Asked Questions

How soon will I see results from Cosmelan?

Many patients begin to see improvements in their skin tone and reduction in dark spots within a few weeks. However, optimal results are typically observed after a few months of consistent use.

Can Cosmelan be combined with other treatments?

Yes, Cosmelan can be combined with other treatments, such as microneedling or laser therapy, to enhance results. It is essential to consult with us to determine the best combination for your skin concerns.

Is the Cosmelan treatment painful?

The Cosmelan treatment is generally well-tolerated, with most patients experiencing only mild discomfort, such as a tingling sensation during the application of the mask. Any discomfort typically subsides shortly after the mask is removed.

How long do the results of Cosmelan last?

With proper maintenance and sun protection, the results of Cosmelan can be long-lasting. However, it is essential to continue using the recommended products and follow your practitioner’s advice to prevent the recurrence of pigmentation issues.

Can I use Cosmelan if I have sensitive skin?

Yes, Cosmelan is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. However, it is crucial to have a thorough consultation with us to ensure the treatment is appropriate for your specific skin concerns and sensitivities.


Cosmelan is a highly effective depigmentation treatment that offers a solution for various pigmentation concerns, including melasma, sunspots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. With its ability to reduce dark spots and even out skin tone, Cosmelan has become a popular choice for individuals seeking a clearer, more radiant complexion. By following the recommended treatment plan and aftercare instructions, patients can achieve and maintain long-lasting results, enjoying a renewed sense of confidence in their skin. If you are struggling with pigmentation issues, consider consulting us at CLNQ to see if Cosmelan is the right treatment for you.

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