What is the Melanage Skin Lightening Peel?
The Melanage Skin Lightening Peel is a superficial peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of hyper-pigmented skin which involves a medicated masque and an at-home regimen. This peel is safe and effective for all skin types including dark skin. There is no pain and little-to-no irritation during the application of the mask, and typically, the irritation level on the following days is more like a sunburn.
How does it work?
Melanage 1 Masque is applied during an office visit to ensure its potency and reliability. The application of Melanage Masque takes approximately 20 minutes. A uniform layer of Melanage is applied. No discomfort is experienced and patients describe procedure as soothing and relaxing. It is recommended to tie back your hair away from face, to avoid getting product in it. Patients leave the office with this masque on their face. The masque will remain on face for 5 to 10 hours according to the patient’s skin type. The rest of your treatment will continue at home and will involve several follow-up visits during the first month. Patients are responsible for adhering to an easy-to-follow, but strict, at-home regimen involving the application of several Melanage products following masque removal.
How many treatments will I need?
Only one treatment is initially recommended, but a touch-up treatment can be performed on problem spots after one month. If needed, treatments can be repeated once a year.
What will I experience after treatment?
Your skin may have a light yellow tinge or slight redness after removal of the masque. The redness may last for the next seven days. Approximately 48 hours after the treatment your skin will start to peel, which will generally last 2-5 days. Patients must follow the at-home regimen for optimal results. You will be provided, at no additional charge, with an at-home skincare product kit containing an Anti-Redness Foaming Cleanser, Anti-Redness Soothing Balm, Antioxidant Soothing Balm Sunscreen SPF 30 and Melanage 2 Crème. This kit should last about 3 months.
What results can I expect?
Results will vary, but generally patients will see a significant improvement in the appearance of pigmented areas. Dark spots will lighten, complemented by an improved skin texture and tone. Although most patients experience peeling of their skin, not every patient will notice this. If you do not notice actual peeling, please know that you are still receiving all the benefits of The Melanage Skin Lightening Peel, such as: stimulation of collagen production, improvement of skin tone and texture, and diminution of fine lines and pigmentation. Proper skin evaluation prior to your peel is important, and will help predict the outcome of your peel.