Cosmelan Depigmentation Risks and Benefits

Published: 17th September 2010
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Discolorations of the skin such as melasma (pregnancy mask), acne, sun spots, and various other types of hyperpigmentation can be removed through a non-surgical process called Cosmelan Depigmentation. This procedure is completed in one visit and includes follow up products for home use. However, patients should be aware that Cosmelan Depigmentation is associated with both benefits and risks.

Discoloration of the skin varies in degrees and may affect one area of the skin and not another. Dark splotches caused by melasma can create a mustache brown stain just above the lip and it dark patches can even affect the entire face. This is sometimes caused by the chemical changes in a woman's body during pregnancy and because of this it is referred to at times as a pregnancy mask.

Excess acne, melasma and other discolorations can be effectively removed from the skin with Cosmelan Depigmentation. The procedure is effective in reducing the appearance of scars, breakouts, and skin redness associated with adult acne. The procedure is also quick a relatively painless. It is completed in one day with a follow up treatment system that is used at home. There is no pain and the results of treatment are noticeable immediately. The Cosmelan Depigmentation treatment works great on acne, and is capable of rejuvenating and regenerating the skin. It removes the top layer of the dermis to minimize the appearance of lines and give the skin a more youthful appearance. Further, Cosmelan Depigmentation can be used on all skin types.

The risks are important to review before determining if this is the correct treatment for your skin. Some risks include: mild swelling and inflammation, flushness, redness, peeling, and skin sensitivity. Less commonly, blisters and scabs occur with a 5 percent chance of creating a scar. Darker skin types can also lose pigmentation.

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