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Cosmelan Peel

in Austin & Dallas, TX

Even tone, even texture, even you!

Are you struggling with the embarrassing and uncomfortable effects of melasma, hyperpigmentation, or skin spots? Give yourself the gift you deserve of smooth, balanced, beautiful skin. Cosmelan is a non-invasive, non-inflammatory deep skin peel that can target stubborn skin spot concerns and renew your face. While Cosmelan is a hyperpigmentation treatment, positive side effects include smoothing fine lines and reducing pore size. Keep reading for details about how it can restore your face and change your life.

Austin & Dallas Cosmelan Peels at Saxon MD

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sarah Saxon is excited to provide her patients with modern, effective, and safe treatments for hyperpigmentation in Austin and Dallas, TX. The entire team at Saxon MD wants to help you achieve the look you’ve been waiting for with a professional and customized Cosmelan Peel Austin or Dallas patients alike can avail themselves of.

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What is a Cosmelan Peel?

Cosmelan is a highly effective, hydroquinone-based depigmentation method that uses a unique dual-action technique that produces both short-term and long-term results. Cosmelan both corrects and regulates. This means that not only will visible spots fade or disappear after treatment, but also the source of hyperpigmentation, melanocyte overproduction, is addressed. No heat is used with the treatment, and it does not affect pH levels, which makes it a very safe and gentle option for difficult-to-treat and severe skin spots. The entire treatment is made up of 4 distinct phases that require committed application by the patient for optimal outcomes. These phases are outlined below.

Phase I: Intense Depigmentation

This is the initial peel which is administered during an office appointment at Saxon MD. A thick mask known as Cosmelan I will be applied to your face and left on for 8-12 hours.

Phase II: Continuous Depigmentation

Phase II begins about 48 hours after the initial treatment, and the products used are all provided in a home kit. Phase II involves the application of two depigmentation products, Cosmelan II and Recovery, three times a day for 30 days. You will also need to apply a strong SPF which is provided in the kit.

Phase III: Regulation

For Phase III, applications of the two products are lowered to just twice a day, AM and PM, along with the SPF 2-3 times per day for two months.

Phase IV: Control

For three months after that, you will only need to apply the Cosmelan II at night and SPF AM and afternoon.

What can a Cosmelan Peel do for you?

Cosmelan offers a pain-free solution to hyperpigmentation with quick results. If you’re looking for a solution for your skin concerns, consider this treatment for:

  • Reduced hyperpigmentation
  • Brighter skin
  • Overall more even skin tone and texture
  • Melanin production is inhibited
  • Collagen production is boosted
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Candidates for Cosmelan

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Am I a candidate for Cosmelan?

To likely be a great candidate for our Cosmelan Peel Dallas or Austin patients should be looking to correct hyperpigmentation in their skin. One of the great aspects of the procedure is that it’s safe and effective for all skin types.

However, those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, recent Accutane users, or patients with active rosacea will need to avoid treatment with this peel. Optimal candidates for Cosmelan want to:

  • Correct hyperpigmentation due to genetics, post-inflammation, hormones, aging, sun exposure, and more
  • Address hyperpigmentation on the face, hands, stomach, breasts, legs, or feet
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Consultation and Preparation

At a consultation, we will take a complete medical history, discuss your aesthetic goals, and walk you through the treatment process step-by-step. You will also receive details about how to prepare for the procedure, including no waxing for about a week, avoiding sun exposure, and no laser procedures for about two weeks prior.

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The first phase of treatment, Cosmelan I, is applied in the office. Once the mask is on, and we are confident there are no adverse reactions, you can go home, but you will need to avoid bright light and heat sources. The best timeframe for your needs will be planned out, and after 8-12 hours, you will be able to wash the mask off at home and follow all precautionary guidelines. Proper healing is the most vital part of the process, so it’s very important to completely avoid the sun and implement the post-care regimen.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

During the first six days especially, you will experience quite a bit of itchiness and eventually flaking. This is normal, and while it can be difficult to ignore, it is crucial to leave your skin alone and let the process happen. Many patients begin to see results after just a few days, but optimal results should be beautifully visible after about 3-6 weeks.

Why Saxon MD?

At Saxon MD, we meticulously compile the most effective and safest treatments available to address the cosmetic needs of our patients. With the leadership of double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sarah Saxon, the entire team is committed to aesthetic excellence for every patient and every specific circumstance. As a result, you will receive compassionate and complete care at Saxon MD.

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Cosmelan Peel FAQs

During the day of treatment and the next day, you may feel a warm, inflamed sensation and some mild tenderness, but most patients do not consider the treatment painful.

Possible side effects include redness and irritation. Rare scarring can occur, but this is mainly due to picking the face after the procedure, so it is essential to avoid picking or peeling.

The final results of Cosmelan typically last around 18-24 months.

You will need to avoid wearing makeup for about six days post-treatment.

Cosmelan is an excellent skin rejuvenation choice for patients of any age.

The average cost of Cosmelan Peel varies depending on where you will be receiving it and whether a professional skin care provider will be administering the treatment.

Make your tomorrow beautiful. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saxon about facial plastic surgery in Texas. Dr. Saxon will answer all your questions in a caring manner and help you create a plan to bring your ideal looks to life!

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