We all want brighter, clearer skin, particularly as the visible signs of environmental damage and the ageing process begin to mar our complexions. At our central London clinic we’ve had many years’ experience in providing skin lightening treatments that are able to safely and effectively deliver the results our patients demand.
Am I suitable for a Skin Lightening Treatment?
The treatments we offer for skin lightening are generally suitable for all patients although we always carry out a thorough consultation to ensure there are no contraindications or reasons why you shouldn’t go ahead with treatment. Most procedures are not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
We have much experience in treating darker skin types and all these treatments are safe for these patients.
What does a Skin Lightening Treatment entail?
WE DO NOT OFFER FULL BODY SKIN LIGHTENING. WE ONLY TREAT FACE DISCOLORATION, SUN DAMAGE, AGE SPOT, SUN SPOT, MELASMA. During your initial consultation for skin lightening at our central London clinic, your practitioner will listen carefully to your skin concerns and then be able to recommend a skin lightening programme that may combine a number of different procedures to achieve the results you’re hoping for.
Skin lightening treatments we offer:
Cosmelan £1000 including pre/post home care products, pre-peel, Cosmelan 2 cream: this two-stage treatment treat many types of hyperpigmentation, by slowing down the production of melanin that gives skin its colour. It achieves this by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme that is essential for melanin synthesis.
The first stage of your treatment will take place in-clinic. Your practitioner applies the Cosmelan mask, which is to be left on for a period of eight to twelve hours depending on your skin type and particular skin concern. You can go home with the mask on and it can be removed using just water and a normal cleanser.
After the mask has been removed you move to stage two of the treatment. The at-home use Cosmelan cream is to be applied three times a day in the first week, then twice a day in the second week and finally just once a day for the third week.
Avoiding the use of hydroquinone, this treatment is very safe and there are minimal side effects or downtime. There may be a slight redness and flaking but even by the third or fourth day our London skin lightening patients report their skin appears more luminous and dark spots are starting to fade. Visible lightening of brown spots and skin discolouration are noticeable in just ten days.
Mela Peel £300 PER SESSION: this is a more targeted peel than some of our more gentle, all-round peels, but recovery is still very quick with minimal downtime. The Melano Peel tackles age or sun spots, areas of pigmentation and melasma.
First, your skin is cleansed and then the Dermaceutic Mela Peel is applied all over the face but particularly on areas of skin discolouration. You will return home still wearing the mask and it is recommended you keep it on the skin for approximately 10 hours. It can be removed with your normal cleanser. You will also be supplied with at-home products with advice on how to use them.
You will have a slight redness to the skin after treatment, similar to a light sunburn, but generally recovery is very quick after a Mela Peel and it suitable for all skin types. Your practitioner will give you advice on how to care for your skin after a Mela Peel and you should definitely avoid sun exposure both to protect the new skin and also to avoid stimulating melanin production. 2nd peel is recommended for the best result .
Melanostop Peel: this is maintenance or pre-peel prior to Cosmelan treatment which has been specially formulated to lighten skin and reverse pigmentation. It has three main ingredients – azelaic acid, resorcinol and phytic acid. We do not offer Melanostop as a main skin lightening or depigmentation treatment.
A course of four is recommended for the best results, at two-weekly intervals, and after that a maintenance programme with follow-up treatments every six months is advisable.
Mesotherapy: for our London skin lightening patients we recommend combining other treatment with mesotherapy. This highly effective and safe procedure has been delivering a wide range of aesthetic benefits since its introduction in France in the 1950s.
Mesotherapy delivers a cocktail of essential and valuable vitamins, minerals and other ingredients deep into the dermis where it can nourish and benefit the skin. The combination can be tailored depending on your skin concern and to achieve a bright and clear complexion we can include lightening agents such as the powerful anti-oxidant glutathione, vitamin C, kojic acid, arbutin, azelaic acid, peptide in the cocktail.
Most patients can benefit from mesotherapy as long as they are fit and well. You will be advised on the possible number of sessions you will require at your consultation but most patient report visible improvement in their complexion after just a few sessions.
What are the benefits of a Skin Lightening Treatment?
- A bright, clear skin complexion
- Tackles melasma, also known as the ‘mask of pregnancy’
- Improves the appearance of sun damage in the form of brown spots or skin discolouration
- Treats and prevents hyperpigmentation, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Other signs of the ageing process, such as fine lines and wrinkles, can be targeted
- Most of the skin lightening treatments we offer are safe to use on all skin types, all year round
What does a Skin Lightening Treatment cost?
The costs of your skin lightening treatment varies depending on which procedures and the amount of sessions that have been recommended. This will be discussed in full at your free consultation.