Cosmelan is considered to be one of the most powerful non-laser cosmetic treatments for the management of melanin pigmentation disorders of the skin.
Melanin refers to what gives our skin, hair and eyes their colour, or ‘pigment’, and its production is important for the normal function of our bodies. In some occasions however, our bodies respond to certain triggers by over-producing melanin which then can manifest in the form of darker, clusters or patches on the skins surface. This is what is often referred to as hyperpigmentation. Both men and women can suffer from hyperpigmentation, which is notoriously hard to treat and can be a great source of discomfort in some people who are striving for an even complexion and luminous skin tone.
The production of melanin being produced in the skins epidermis is called melanogenesis. Melanogenesis can be influenced by a whole range of factors, including both external (such as heat, sun exposure and physical aggressors) or internal (such as hormones, genetics, age, and lifestyle) and responds to these triggers by producing more melanin to protect the lower layers of the skin from damage, sometimes then resulting in the visible hyperpigmentation.