cosmelan® is an effective hyper-pigmentation management programme, consisting of both professional treatment and home care. The protocol will be tailored to your condition by your skin care professional.

What causes hyperpigmentation?

Skin tone is defined by the presence of melanin. Darker skins have higher amounts of melanin, and lighter skins, have lower amounts of melanin. Often, Melasma occurs when there is an increased melanin production. This creates a darker skin tone in some areas, leaving the skin blotchy and uneven. Causes of skin pigmentation can range from genetic predisposition – aggravated by high exposure to strong sunlight, to hormonal changes – such a pregnancy, menopause or taking oral contraceptives.

How does Cosmelan help?

Cosmelan® acts by blocking the melanin-producing enzyme (Tyrosinase), therefore reducing the production of Melasma. A significant reduction in brown patches may be detected only one week after starting treatment. The appearance of new, luminous and rejuvenated skin is present, and skin continues to improve with the use of the maintenance products.


Compatible with all skin photo types (complexions)

Effective on most types of hyper-pigmentation

Minimally invasive treatment

Anti-aging properties; skin is rejuvenated

Beneficial for acne scarring

No hospitalisation

Not painful

Can be applied to face, décolleté, hands and body

What is the cosmelan® procedure?

Phase 1 Preparing your skin pre-procedure. The better your skin is prepared, the better the result and the lower the risk of inflammation or discomfort. The mesoestetic Brightening Booster is recommended to be used for 4 – 6 weeks prior to the the treatment.

Phase 2 The in-clinic treatment which takes about an hour, and involves the application of the cosmelan mask. Once the mask is applied, you will be taken through the protocol carefully and you will be able to go home. You will be instructed to remove the mask after a specified period of time.

Phase 3 the maintenance period over the next 12 months, which is critical to the success of the cosmelan treatment. You will be prescribed home care products and given careful instructions to follow to best maintain your result. Home care products during the first month include: mesoestetic’s Mesoprotech Melan 130+ Pigment Control, Melan Recovery and Cosmelan maintenance cream.


In many cases a reduction in brown patches may be detected as soon as one week after starting treatment. Once peeling is complete, the skin will appear more luminous and rejuvenated, and should continue to improve with the use of home care products.

Cosmelan peel


R 7300

Cosmelan Home Maintenance Kit


R 9700