Cosmelan for Skin Pigmentation – Melasma

cosmelan for skin pigmentation

Advanced anti-pigmentation treatment

Cosmelan is the leading topical de-pigmentation treatment, most typically used to treat hyper-pigmentation and certain types of pigmented scarring. It is used to treat the face and or the body. Cosmelan inhibits the action of Tyrosinase, an enzyme responsible for the production of melanin. Melanin is increased by aging, acne, hormone fluctuations, sun exposure and inflammation, which can causes irregular darkening of the skin.

Quick Facts

  • Removes uneven skin pigmentation (within 2-3 weeks)*
  • Treats and prevents hyper pigmentation due to hormonal changes like Melasma*
  • Suitable for all ages and all skin types and colours
  • Ideal for the face*
  • Long-lasting results*
  • Minimal downtime and side-effects*
  • Cost-effective

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Who is the best candidate for Skin Pigmentation?

Cosmelan can be used on all skin types, in both men and women on ANY skin type and colour. It improves the appearance of pigmentation in certain types of scars, acne and freckles, inflammatory hyper-pigmentation and most successfully in pigmentation due to excessive sun exposure and hormonal fluctuations.


Cosmelan is not prescribed for children younger than 12, pregnant or breastfeeding women or patients using Roactutane.

Skin Pigmentation Procedure

We determine the type of pigmentation by thorough skin analysis and base the recommended treatment on your pigmentation history. A mild cleanser is used to cleanse the skin, before a superficial peeling agent is applied for optimised penetration of the product. A de-greasing solution rounds off the preparation.

The treatment is done in two stages. Firstly, a de-pigmentation mask is applied with which the patient goes home with the mask on for 8 hours! Your practitioner will instruct you as to how long this stays on. The second part consists of home care, where the patient applies the provided products twice daily for a three-month period.

Before & After



Post Treatment

What to be expected post-treatment

You can expect a significant drying and peeling of the skin over the next three to four days after which, a noticeable improvement of the skin is observed. A reduction of brown patches is detected and the skin appears luminous, revived, fresh and smooth.

Side Effect

Risks and side effects

Mild to severe peeling, redness, slight scabbing and sensitivity to the sun is normal in the first few days after the treatment. Some patients experience dryness, tightness, soreness and itching for up to two weeks after the initial treatment. Patient s suffering from recurrent herpes infections may have a recurrence of cold sores.


The Cosmelan treatment cost:

$1250.00 Including all Home care products

*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary. All photographs represent one person's experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients from Instant Laser Clinic. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken. Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.