What is Cosmelan & Dermamelan?

These are very popular moderate/intense depigmentation therapies and are great for all sorts of skin types and colors. This depigmentation technique is safe and effective and has been applied at thousands of clinics worldwide.

Cosmelan and Dermamelan are both chemical peels which safely and effectively treat all types of pigmentation, including Melasma. This treatment targets the melanin enzyme in your skin. This is what gives every individual their unique skin tone and can occasionally present itself with discolouration and dark spots. Cosmelan and Dermamelan have unique combination of ingredients with dual corrective and regulating action. Cosmelan is best used for light skin pigment variances while Dermamelan is for more severe discolouration.

Essentially, these chemical peels  treat skin tone changes caused by aging, sun damage, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, hormones, or genetics. While the majority of skin hyperpigmentation is caused by UV rays some people are born with naturally uneven skin tones or suffer with hormonal imbalances. Melasma is a common skin condition in which the body produces too much melanin. This creates dark brown patches of pigment which are especially noticeable on areas near the face.

All types of Hyperpigmentation including Melasma, PIH, Solar and Senile Lentigo, and Freckles can be effectively treated and maintained by the chemical peel treatment.

Dermamelan Chemical Peel Before & After Photos

The depigmentation method that provides intensive corrective action

Tackling Melasma while regulating melanin overproduction, controlling the reappearance of new spots in the long term.

A cutting-edge formula the dermamelan® method combines the experience of mesoestetic® in the field of Melasma & hyperpigmentation treatment with the latest scientific research and the application of new technologies for its development. Dermamelan is also a powerful antiaging treatment”

Medical Grade Chemical Peels for Melasma

Medical Grade Peels

Areas of stubborn skin with large variations in colour will not simply vanish with hydration alone. There are many factors which can contribute to darkened and uneven tones. UV radiation is the most common, but for half of the year in Canada we receive a relatively low  amount of sun exposure – this leaves genetic aging, hormonal, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and external factors as the leading cause. Treating dark circles under the eyes requires a medical grade treatment and Dr. Sharma’s go-to is Cosmelan & Dermamelan.

A Three Step Process

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. 


How Long, Does it Take to See Results?

Every persons skin is different.  Most clients will see improvement in the first month, however it is imperative that you continue with the entire 6 month protocol. Dark spots will begin to fade within 4-6 weeks from the time of the first application. Your skin will appear noticeably healthier in as little as two to four weeks.

Who is, a Good Candidate?

Anyone with hyperpigmentation, Melasma, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, freckles, and/or sun damage is a candidate for this chemical peel. Offering both Cosmelan and Dermamelan allows us to treat patients with various degrees of skin discolouration. Not sure which one is a good fit for you? Book a consultation with The Sharma Clinic team and let us confirm that this treatment is a good fit for your skin type.

Hyperpigmentation Treatments in Edmonton

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Cosmelan Depigmentation Treatment

The long term solution to Melasma & Hyperpigmentation

Cosmelan is a tried and tested treatment for skins of all types and ages. Discoloration of the skin bothers a huge percentage of the population in Alberta. Keeping pigment formation under control and lifting pigmentation and is the primary goals of Cosmelan – and for most of our Edmonton patients it works extremely well. Exposure to the sun activates pigment formation, so this treatment pairs well with the long and bright summers here in Alberta.


Cosmelan 1 – Cream (10g)

Retinoic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Arbutine, Licorice Extract, Salicylic Acid, Retinol Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Nicotonomide, Alo Babadensis, Titanium Dioxide

Cosmelan 2 – Maintenance Cream (30g)

Titanium Dioxide, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid


Dermamelan Depigmentation Treatment

When it comes to treating Hyperpigmentation and Melasma, these are the big guns



Dermamelan 1 – Home USE Cream (30g)

Facial cream for home use

It exerts a gradual corrective action and an intensive regulating action. It acts at two regulation levels:

  • Inhibits melanin synthesis in the melanocyte, controlling the new formation of pigment.
  • It regulates the main known targets that cause melanocyte overstimulation.

Dermamelan 2 – Full Pack

  • Oil removing solution
  • Dermamelan mask peel
  • Copper Ion Gel Mask
  • Dermamelan Treatment Cream
  • Melan Recovery Cream
  • Melan 130 SPF



Facial balm for home use

Retinoic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Arbutine, Licorice Extract, Salicylic Acid, Retinol Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Nicotonomide, Alo Babadensis, Titanium Dioxide

Dermamelan is the only medical depigmentation treatment on the market that has dual corrective and regulating action.

It treats skin spots while it regulates the overproduction of melanin, inhibiting and controlling the reappearance of new spots in the long term.

dermamelan® is the depigmentation method that provides an intensive corrective action on skin hyperpigmentations

The MELASMA Treatment is broken into two parts:

The world’s leading professional pigmentation removal method

The application of the strongest portion of this treatment is performed here at The Sharma Clinic in Edmonton. Firstly we start with a rigid before-photography protocol. We want to measure your results and make sure this treatment is giving you the outcome you’re looking for.

Our team then applies the initial chemical peel mask and the Dermamelan Ion Mask, this must be carefully administered as to avoid sensitive areas like the eyes. Once complete the patient leaves the clinic with the mask still applied. After the hour has passed it is washed off –  after the melan recovery Balm and the sunscreen must be applied to the skin. This will help soothe irritated skin and moisturize the area for a quick recovery. Following this Dr. Sharma’s patients are asked to follow a rigid treatment protocol for the next four months.

Dermamelan Home Regiment

What is the difference between Cosmelan & Dermamelan?


It’s important to choose the right treatment for your skin type. While most will want to select the strongest solution for their hyperpigmentation & Melasma it’s important to only use what will be necessary for the desired result. With a stronger product comes a higher risk of local skin reactions – for this reason and more Dr. Sharma here in Edmonton, AB asks that each patient receive an in-person consultation prior to using either product. 

What is involved in the consultation?

  • Skin Sensitivity Assessment 

During the consultation phase, it is important to determine the sensitivity of your skin. This becomes more important for people with skin prone to irritation.

  • Severity of Concern

These products have different concentrations of active ingredients. Dermamelan is used for patients with severe hyperpigmentation and/or Melasma, while Cosmelan is a great solution for patients with lighter, more mild forms of pigmentation. Every case is unique, and Dr. Sharma will be able to determine which product will be best for your skins specific needs.

  • Skin Analysis

Various tools may be used to gague pigmentation severity. UV Light may be used to determine if you are suffering from dermal or epidermal pigmentation.

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Fighting Melasma in Edmonton, AB

Why Should I Try this Skin Treatment?

With little to no discomfort, the Cosmelan® MD Peel is a pain-free alternative to laser treatments. It is a hydroquinone free treatment option and can be done once to twice a year for Melasma maintenance.

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