Dermamelan and Cosmelan are a new generation of skin lightening cosmetics designed to treat pigmentation and dark spots.

Unlike other bleaching agents they are safe to use on darker skin types and can smooth and even out skin tone, diminishing uneven brown, pigmented patches.

Types of pigmentation that can be treated by these skin lightening cosmetics include:

  • Melasma/Cholasma (pregnancy mask) – patchy brown or dark brown skin discoloration that usually occurs on a woman’s face and may result from hormonal changes e.g. pregnancy and the contraceptive pill.
  • Pigmented spots such as freckles, melanocytic nevi and sun-induced discolorations
  • Post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation

Treatment cost

Price From

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Treatment Summary at a glance

Procedure Time

Approx. 60-90 mins

Recommended No. of Treatments



None required

Side Effects:

Slight redness


Bright, rejuvenated younger skin.

Duration of results:

10-14 days

Back to Work:

1 day

Full Recovery:

1 day

How does it work?

The principle of Dermamelan is to inhibit tyrosinase, a key enzyme in the formation of melanin, the substance in our skin responsible for producing pigment. Dermamelan also regulates sebaceous glands and reduces pores so can be effective for acne.

Cosmelan works in a similar way to Dermamelan, however it is generally a milder treatment, used for less severe pigmentation or for a general rejuvenating effect. The main action of cosmelan is the reduction and blending of melanin patches on the face (melasma and chloasma).


Unlike some other skin lightening treatment Dermamelan and Cosmelan are suitable for all skin types. If you suffer from pigmentation this could be a solution for you. Book a consultation to find out.

No, the treatments are totally pain free.

Depending on skin type treatment length varies. Skin condition can improve within a week. In dark skin (fototype IV and V) marks vanish over eight to 10 days. In lighter skins it can take up to 21 days.

Dermamelan and Cosmelan are the safest bleaching therapies available on the market with no significant side effects, only slight redness and flaking with Dermamelan.

With Dermamelan you will see a stabilisation of sebaceous secretion resulting in reduction of any excessive oiliness and improvement of any acne problems. The skin becomes bright, rejuvenated and abnormal pigmentation starts to fade, with results starting to show in just 10 to 14 days.reatment can help reduce pigmentation marks by up to 95%. With Cosmelan skin looks rejuvenated. Pigmentation patches fade and skin takes on an even, glowing appearance. Skin looks more refined and looks smooth and healthy.

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