Today's post was written by Beata from the blog batirulezwho is interested in cosmetology and has a huge confectionery talent (when you go to the 'Sweet pleasures' tab on Beata's blog, you will understand what I meant. I invite you to the story of Beata, in which she describes the fight against acne in adult life.
Eh ... this capricious complexion. Who would have thought that you could also struggle with her without being a teenager, or even a mature woman. Hormonal changes, environmental pollution, improper diet or just genes, each of the reasons I cite affects our skin. What to do if standard creams or cosmetic treatments do not bring the desired results. What solution should you choose when, in addition to acne lesions or shiny skin, discoloration, scars and other visible skin damage begin to appear? Look no further, don't be discouraged, and the best solution is to consult a specialist. And I do not mean beauticians (with all due respect), but doctors who specialize in dermatology and aesthetic medicine.
How to effectively fight discoloration?
A common recommendation in the cases referred to above is to perform the Cosmelan procedure. This is one of the most effective non-invasive procedures, eliminating hormonal, sun, inflammatory and other discolorations. In addition, it regulates sebum secretion, narrows pores, smoothes, cleanses, eliminates fine wrinkles, tightens and refreshes the skin. It replaces manual cleansing, granular and cavitation peels and microdermabrasion. It is recommended for people who struggle with discoloration of all kinds, with combination skin, oily skin prone to contamination. The treatment is also a great solution for mature skin, because thanks to its very strong exfoliating properties, it also allows you to get rid of shallow wrinkles and refresh your skin.
The course of treatment using Cosmelan products
Cosmelan is a type of deep chemical peeling with active ingredients such as:
- Kojic acid
- Phytic acid
- Retinol Palmitate
- Ascorbic acid
The treatment has two stages. The first of these takes place in the doctor's office and involves cleaning the skin with a special preparation that is part of the entire cosmetics package dedicated to the Cosmelan treatment. The next step is to apply Cosmelan 1 cream, which is the right exfoliating product. The cream is light brown and has a thick mask consistency. Depending on the effect you want to achieve, i.e. a smaller or greater severity of exfoliation, wash the mask after 4-8 hours. We should not feel any discomfort at this time.
After washing with Cosmelan 1, cover the face with Hydra Vital K cream (included in the package) or other strongly
moisturizing (e.g. Physiogel or Cicaplast from Laroche Posay). During 2, the next days we also strongly moisturize the skin, which even calls for it. The face at this time swells, it is very red, it stings and itches. These are normal symptoms that should not bother us. However, if the discomfort is in our opinion too strong or anything causes us to worry, we should necessarily consult the doctor performing the procedure.
Care after the Cosmelan treatment
After approx. 2 days, we begin the second stage of the procedure, consisting of the daily application of Cosmelan 2 cream. The home therapy regimen is determined individually for each person. It depends primarily on the type and type of skin and the severity of the problem. On average, the cream is applied twice a day, for 3-4 hours with an interval of at least 6-hours. During this stage, the skin is still very irritated, which causes discomfort. It begins to peel strongly, is pink-red and tense. In contact with higher temperatures, e.g. during a warm bath it may bake. The only way to relieve yourself is to apply soothing and moisturizing creams as often as possible, avoiding make-up and washing your face with preparations for sensitive skin (e.g. Physiogel, Bioderma Sensibio).
After 2 weeks after the surgery, a follow-up visit is required, during which the doctor sets a further schedule
treatment. It happens that it remains the same, but often the application time of Cosmelan 2 cream is shortened.
After approx. 3 weeks, the first effects appear. The complexion begins to brighten, discoloration fades, pores appear
they narrow and we have a feeling of new, fresh, tight and firm skin.
Sun protection is a very important aspect during the Cosmelan treatment. Although the treatment can be performed throughout the year, it is worth planning it for fall or winter, when the sun does not operate so strongly and additionally protects
Bake with the SPF 50 filter.
How much does Cosmelan cost?
The treatment costs about PLN 2000, including all creams and other complementary products. It is recommended
performing it only with reputable cosmetologists, dermatologists, doctors of aesthetic medicine, etc. Cosmelan is a high-risk procedure if it is not carried out by competent persons. It can do more harm than good, including burns and scars. If done correctly, we will enjoy light and healthy skin for a long time.