Are there any restrictions on my activity after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment mask has been applied in the clinic, it is advised to spend the day indoors, avoiding any exercise or strenuous activity. This is also recommended for the days following the treatment.
Most patients take a week off work at which point they are normally ready to return to work the following week, or as soon as the heavy peeling has passed.
Prolonged sun exposure should be avoided and a full spectrum SPF should be worn at all times.
Due to the resurfacing nature of the cosmelan treatment, it is advised to avoid facial waxing, exfoliating treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and dermaplaning as well as laser treatments for 3-6 months post treatment.
When will I see results?
Within a week, you will notice pigmentation beginning to fade, with a brighter and more even complexion coming through. After a couple of weeks, the skin will appear brighter and healthier. These results will continue to improve over the coming weeks.
In order to extend the result over time, it is essential to complete the home care treatment cycle.
For optimal long term results, we recommend continuing with the Cosmelan 2 maintenance cream as your pigment inhibitor.