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Skin whitening - modern depigmentation therapy

Depigmentation therapy is a modern skin whitening method using the latest generation of preparations. It is based on the use of substances causing inhibition of the secretion of thyroxinase - the enzyme responsible for melanin production.

Stages of Cosmelan/Dermalen therapy

Depigmentation therapy for effective skin whitening always follows a two-step process.

  • Stage I - in the office involves cleansing and degreasing the skin and applying a Cosmelan or Dermalen mask to reduce hyperpigmentation and spots,
  • Stage II - at home, always in accordance with the doctor's recommendations, consists of washing off the Cosmelan/Dermalen mask after a set time (up to 5 hours) under running water and a 3-month maintenance treatment with Cosmelan2/Dermalen2 and a moisturising cream according to a regimen individually selected for the skin's phototype.

 

It is important to remember that depigmentation therapy must not be interrupted, as the effect may reverse. The use of the cream in stage II of the treatment not only protects and nourishes the skin after the treatment, but also effectively maintains the effect of the therapy by inhibiting hyperpigmentation.

No other skin whitening or exfoliating agents should be used during the treatment as it will be ineffective.

Follow-up appointments are recommended on the 8th, 15th and 30th day of Cosmelan/Dermalen skin whitening therapy.

Advantages of Cosmelan/Dermalen depigmentation therapy

The advantages of whitening the skin with this method are many. The most important of these are:

  • immediate action,
  • can be used at any time of the year,
  • suitable for all phototypes and skin types,
  • very high efficacy, especially in the treatment of hormonal discolouration - measma, chloasma,
  • effective for lightening small specific spots - freckles, pigmented nevi and post-sun discolouration,
  • stimulation of collagen production,
  • narrowing of skin pores,
  • regulation of the sebaceous glands.

 

Who cannot benefit from skin whitening treatments?

Skin whitening with Cosmelan/Dermalen has some relative contraindications. These include:

  • pregnancy and breastfeeding period,
  • depilation,
  • Laser epilation (break of 14 days necessary),
  • inflammation, herpes or acne in an active phase,
  • strong sunlight and UV rays,
  • chemical peeling (7 days interval necessary),
  • roacutan treatment (6-month interval necessary),
  • Vitamin A treatment - external - wait 2 weeks after treatment.

 

Skin whitening - what's next?

Skin whitening is a treatment that can cause temporary side effects in the form of severe redness especially for sensitive skin and 3 days after the treatment also for normal skin. The treatment may also cause a burning sensation and tightness of the skin, which disappears with time. It is recommended to use creams with high UV filters in the morning and before going outside.
The efficacy of the therapy in 99% patients is estimated to be a reduction of 95% discolouration. The first effects of skin whitening can be seen as early as 7 days after the start of treatment. However, this time may vary depending on skin colour:

  • dark complexion (phototype IV and V) - disappearance of spots after 8 to 10 days,
  • fair complexion (phototype I, II and III) - effect from 8 to 21 days.

 

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