Prior to the treatment we require each patient attend a skin consultation at our clinic in Edmonton, Alberta. This involves a full evaluation of the skin by Dr. Sharma himself. Once we have confirmed that you are a candidate for the treatment we move onto the first step.
Step 1: The Cosmelan® 1 Mask is always applied at the clinic. First we clean the skin with a degreasing agent in order to remove any dead skin cells, oils and other debris. The Cosmelan® 1 Mask is then applied by one of our trained nurses. The patient may now travel home and will leave it on for 8 to 12 hours depending on your skin type. After the dedicated amount of time has elapsed, the mask is removed at home with water. Melan Recovery Balm is applied in the next 48 hours only if necessary. After the 48 hours we move to Phase 2.
Stage 2: For the next month following the initial treatment, you will apply the Cosmelan® 2 Cream 3 times daily for continuous depigmentation followed by melan recovery and melan 130+ pigment control during daytime applications For the next 2 month Apply Cosmelan 2 day and night followed by melan recovery and melan 130+ pigment control at daytime. This is the hyperpigmentation regulation phase. For the following 3 months, you will apply the Cosmelan 2 at night, followed by melan recovery. At daytime, apply melan 130+ pigment control. This is the reappearance control phase.
Stage 3: As an added bonus, Sharma Skin & Hair Surgery will recommend aftercare products that will continue to keep your hyperpigmentation at bay. We have found that adding this extra step has produced the best and most effective treatment results.