The Cosmelan peel is a highly effective, clinical-grade skin treatment that removes skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation and melasma. These are typical skin problems that affect many people, causing darkened patches and spots to appear on the skin. Peel treatments work to remove this through a combination of acids (mainly glycolic, lactic and salicylic to name a few) which penetrate the surface layer of the skin. Damaged skin cells are then removed in the lower dermal layer, improving the appearance of dark spots and skin texture.
Due to the intensity and overall treatment time of the Cosmelan peel, we highly recommend doing this treatment during the winter months. Overall, the Cosmelan treatment takes anywhere from 3 to 5 months to achieve an optimal result – you can learn more about how it works here. Here are 3 reasons why doing skin peels in winter is better for your skin:
1. Less sun exposure
Any treatment that is used for sunspots and pigmentation makes your skin more sensitive to UV and creates a side effect that is similar to a sunburn. Therefore, it is important to avoid exposure to the sun when possible in order for your treatment to work effectively. The sun in winter has a lower UV index and the cloud coverage can help make this stage more manageable. During winter, people are more inclined to stay indoors as well. During this phase, vulnerable new cells are protected which allows for healthier cells to grow.
2. Your skin is ready for treatment
We recommend getting any clinical skin treatments when the skin is free from products such as tans and sun lotions. Ensuring your skin is as bare as possible significantly improves the effectiveness of the treatment, allowing the formula to target the cells better.
3. Achieve the skin you want in time for summer
As mentioned earlier, the Cosmelan treatment takes a minimum of 3 months to work and also includes side effects of the skin such as redness and peeling. Your skin will only start showing improvements around 6 weeks after initial application. As it continues to heal and improve in appearance in the later months, the process peaks by the time summer comes so you are ready and looking your best to celebrate the festive season.
At All Over Beauty Clinic, we love helping all clients achieve their skin and beauty goals. If you are concerned with the signs of melasma and pigmentation, book a consultation with us to see how you can benefit from the Cosmelan treatment. Our Cosmelan Clinical Treatment includes 1 in-clinic treatment, a Cosmelan Home Performance kit and 3 follow up consultations.