Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel 

Melasma and hyperpigmentation have historically been some of the toughest skin conditions to treat because discoloration lies so deep within the skin’s layers and is hard for medications to target.  However, with the Cosmelan Peel and CosmelanMD at home cream, these conditions can be greatly improved at Skinpeccable.  It’s one of the strongest peels available and is also also used to treat age spots, scars, freckles, and more! 

What Is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is not a harmful condition. It occurs when the skin produces excess melanin. Melanin is a brown substance that controls the color of your skin. Having too many melanin deposits in your skin leads to colored, darkened patches.

This condition can impact the color of your skin. Race or skin color does not necessarily protect you. Several specific conditions cause hyperpigmentation:

Solar lentigenes are more commonly referred to as “liver” or “age” spots. They are almost always caused by sun damage.

Melasma, also known as chloasma, can be similar to age spots but usually appears in much larger patches. It is often caused by pregnancy hormones but can also be caused by birth control and severe sun damage.

Acne, skin diseases, and even injuries can cause melanin spots. This situation occurs because of scarring and discoloration.


One of the reasons people become particularly conscious of melasma is because the patches tend to be very large and spread across the face. They have a greyish-brown appearance and often develop in a specific pattern across the forehead. The chin, nose, cheeks, and even the upper lip area can be impacted, as can the neck and arms.

Melasma isn’t painful, but people often feel very self-conscious about the way it makes them look. While some cases of melasma will fade naturally, others will not. The ones that do may take weeks, months, or even years to fade. This is what leads many people to seek professional treatment.

Dermatologists often recommend skin lightening treatments like Hydroquinone, Tretinoin, corticosteroids, and other topical drugs when trying to resolve melasma. While these products work, chemical peels like Cosmelan can also be remarkably effective.

What is Cosmelan and what does it do?

Cosmelan is a depigmentation agent which acts by decreasing melanin from the skin. Melanin is responsible for the darkening of the skin and contributing to such factors as melasma and other skin discolorations. Melanin is increased by sun exposure, acne, aging, and hormone fluctuation.

Cosmelan has the ability to inhibit an enzyme (tyrosinase) that is involved in the process of causing skin darkening. Cosmelan leads to a decrease in melanin synthesis and hence to a decrease in darkened skin color. Studies have shown that Cosmelan can effectively reduce skin discolorations by up to 90% if used appropriately.

Check out these amazing before and after photos!