Removing pigmentation with Cosmelan peel

Discoloured skin - also known as hyperpigmentation - is a common concern for many of our patients. Unwanted pigmentation is often caused by inflammation, hormonal imbalances or sun exposure, and can take many forms - from patches of darkened skin to sun spots, age spots, freckles, and even melasma.

A popular and highly effective treatment for pigmentation is Cosmelan depigmentation therapy. Cosmelan is a high-strength peel treatment applied in-centre by one of our clinicians, followed by six months of at-home skincare.

Cosmelan is one of the only effective treatments for melasma.

Depigmentation therapy not only controls and treats melasma and unwanted pigmentation, but also evens out complexion and reveals brighter skin, restoring smoothness and leaving a radiant finish. It is an ideal treatment for any type of skin discolouration such as chloasma, pregnancy mask, and uneven skin tone and texture.


The Cosmelan peel treatment follows a multi-step approach. It involves the application of a thick paste on your skin which is left in place for up to 12 hours, drawing unwanted pigment to the skin’s surface and shedding it away. The application only takes 15 minutes in-centre and then you can return home. Ongoing homecare treatment continues for up to six months.

The Cosmelan peel also helps to prevent future pigmentation problems.

Downtime varies depending on your treatment plan (discussed with you at a consultation prior to your in-centre treatment).

Results show within 7 to 14 days and skin appears visibly brighter and glowing, with diminishing pigmentation. Wrinkles and fine lines may also be reduced for a more youthful appearance. The results of depigmentation therapy can be prolonged by carefully following the homecare routine.

In 99% of cases, intensity of spot colour is reduced by 95%. In one study, Cosmelan was found to be 100% effective in all the treated cases, with visible results from the first week of treatment. There was noted improvement in skin quality and a reduction of superficial wrinkles in 100% of patients and it was effective across all ethnic skin types.

There are a few factors that make Cosmelan depigmentation therapy stand out from alternative hyperpigmentation treatments. Laser therapy and IPL are commonly used to combat pigmentation problems, but these are expensive and invasive treatments which don’t always work for all skin types and may even cause hyperpigmentation. Topical alternatives like chemical peels can help ease pigmentation but often offer only a short-term solution to a long-term problem.

Depigmentation therapy with Cosmelan delivers fast, ongoing, and pain-free results and helps to prevent further pigmentation problems in the future.

The Cosmelan peel is suitable for all skin types.

The six months of at-home skincare products are supplied to you and included in the cost of the complete depigmentation therapy.

Cosmelan peel is available at our skin repair centres in Hobart, Toowoomba, Terrigal, Gold Coast, Berwick, and Coorparoo.

You can learn more about Cosmelan depigmentation therapy here.

Check out this blog for more tips on staying on top of your pigmentation concerns.

If you would like to speak to a Doctor or Skin Therapist about your skin concerns, please call us or book your appointment online.