30 Minutes




8-10 Hours




£ 1,350


The Cosmelan Treatment

Cosmelan is a four-stage deep depigmentation treatment, initially performed in a clinic, with follow-up stages at home.


Hyper-pigmentation affects more than 90% of adults over the age of 50 and is also a growing concern for younger people. Caused by the overproduction of melanin in specific areas of the skin, age, genetics, hormonal imbalances, and sun damage are some of the factors which can play a part.


Any skin tone can be affected, and hyperpigmentation can cause a negative self-image, making the person affected feel unattractive or prematurely aged.


The Cosmelan deep depigmentation treatment is a process that uses multiple ingredients applied to the skin in the form of masks and creams to correct or reduce areas of hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration. It is safe for all skin tones and can produce subtle improvement or dramatic results depending on how the skin responds to the treatment, and the diligence of the client.

A brief history

The Cosmelan pack was launched in 2002 by the world-leading aesthetic company Mesoestetic. Cosmelan was a reformulation of one of the company’s successful products, creating a product that would only require one treatment in a clinic and could then be administered by the client themselves at home over a period of months.

What to Expect

Stage 1

Cosmelan depigmentation mask application. Wash of at home after 8-10 hours. Instructions will be provided throughout

Stage 2

Homecare routine begins using only the products provided by your clinician with instructions. You will begin to see and feel the skin change and responding to the treatment.

Stage 3

Change the skincare routine now, guided by your clinicians’ instructions Your skin should start to look noticeably brighter with imperfections visibly reduced.

Stage 4

A follow-up appointment will be required and further changes to your home care routine will be advised by your clinician. Continue with the regime as directed and avoid direct sun exposure for the best results.

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Natasha Black
16. December, 2022.
great service, superkind and professional
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Leonardo Corda Milia
13. December, 2022.
I was a bit apprehensive at first, going to somewhere to get these kind of treatments, but as I am getting married soon, I had seen the reviews and it was so handy for me location wise and open late so could go after work which I love, so wanted to give it a go. I had a lovely welcoming smile from the receptionist, a consultation with one of the consultants, and was given advice - then solutions for a plan for me within budget. I have received all my treatments now and will be having more in the new year. I had the SYLFIRM and Cryostar treatments and very pleased with the outcomes so far! I can’t recommend enough, as the premises are impeccably clean, professional and welcoming - as all the staff! Top stars for a top establishment. Give it a go and just enquire, it’s the first step that I haven’t regretted 🙂
Beni Kinsey
Beni Kinsey
10. December, 2022.
I would highly recommend this clinic for any beauty treatments. Mo and her team are professional, friendly and know what they’re doing. The location is also brilliant as its opposite Raynes Park station. I also want to give a special mention to Radka who is so lovely and is a great representative of this clinic.
26. November, 2022.
I have been visiting the clinic for over a year and I am so pleased with my laser hair removal results. Mo Ashraf is kind and makes me feel very reassured during my laser appointments. I would highly recommend the clinic and my only regret is not finding them sooner!
Kt H
Kt H
24. November, 2022.
I am absolutely amazed at how professional and effective the staffs of NewLife Aesthetics are. I shared my story with Mo about my years of struggle with bumps, itch, dead skin, ingrown hairs and pigmentation. After two sessions of laser treatment, I can see positive result. For the first time in a long while I don’t itch, I have no bumps or pimples. My skin feels smooth and good. I can’t thank Mo enough for the care and professionalism. I would highly recommend anyone who is experiencing a skin issue to visit this place.
golden iwuorie
golden iwuorie
19. November, 2022.
I had the cosmelan treatment with Mo Ashraf at New Life Aesthetics for pigmentation/ darkening skin on my face & neck which I had suffered with for past 3yrs. GP and dermatologist could not solve the problem. But after doing some research I booked a consultation with Mo and it worked, she recommended the cosmelan treatment and followed up with advice along the way, always professional,clean & friendly environment. and now my skin is much better. Thank you Mo.
Sulaxana Barber
Sulaxana Barber
1. November, 2022.
I had a really positive experience with Newlife aesthetics. I had laser hair removal and the results are amazing. I would highly recommend this clinic and Mo Ashraf and I could not be happier with the results.
Livvie Conboy.
Livvie Conboy.
27. October, 2022.
Very knowledgeable aestheticians. I was given very good consultation on treatments and good advice about products for my concerns. The treatments were professional, and the results were amazing. I highly recommend NewLife Aesthetics.
Tayo O
Tayo O
23. October, 2022.

How it Works

The combination of chemicals in the Cosmelan 1 treatment stimulates the first layers of the skin, removing the deposits of melanin, superficially fading the pigmentation, and improving the overall texture and appearance of your skin.

The Cosmelan 2 homecare kit reaches deep down into the melanocyte where the melanin is produced, controlling its production to prevent further hyperpigmentation occurring.

Although it is most often applied as a face mask, Cosmelan can be used to treat other areas of the body where hyper-pigmentation occurs, such as the hands, and the décolletage.

No, the nature of Cosmelan means it is not suitable to combine with any other depigmentation treatments. Also, you should not undergo any other cosmetic treatments before or soon after your Cosmelan treatment. Please read the section on aftercare for more information.

The Cosmelan 1 treatment takes around only half hour for the mask to be applied and left to dry.

However, during treatment, your clinician will take time to explain the homecare process so that you are confident to follow the homecare routine which is very important. A homecare routine leaflet will also be provided. As described above, the whole process takes a couple of months from the initial treatment session.

Since the Cosmelan 1 treatment does not involve injections or incisions, it is not usually considered to be painful. Many clients report that the initial treatment session is relaxing, as the Cosmelan 1 mask feels cool and is applied to the face in a thick layer.

It is often the home regime that some clients may find more challenging. This is because Cosmelan 2 can make skin feel tight, dry, sensitive, and irritable.

You may also feel a burning sensation like sunburn and feel generally hot and uncomfortable.

You should follow the directions provided by your clinician precisely to relieve these symptoms while optimising the treatment.

How dramatic the results are will vary depending on the darkness of the pigmentation, the overall condition of the skin, and the diligence of the client in continuing to apply the Cosmelan 2 at home. It is important to set realistic goals. However, Cosmelan provides both a short-term improvement and a long-term preventative measure to the problem of hyper-pigmentation.

Results start to appear within a few days, but are usually most visible from around 3-6 weeks after treatment. Depending on your skin type and prolonged use of the Cosmelan 2 cream, results can last years and might even be permanent.

Although Cosmelan is a safe treatment, when administered by a trained professional, there are some side effects that can affect clients.

Cosmelan can be used safely on most skin tones, but adverse reactions can include redness, prolonged sensitivity to the sun, peeling, scabbing, cold sores, and as with most aesthetic treatments, there is a small risk of infection.

Your skin may feel dry, itchy and sore for up to four weeks after treatment, but you can relieve these sensations by following the directions in your home kit.

Cosmelan treatments differ from many other aesthetic treatments in that much of the ‘work’ is done at home. As such, there are certain dos and don’ts you should adhere to before, during, and after the treatment, to ensure you achieve the optimal results. It is, therefore, advisable to take a week off work.



  • This treatment isn’t suitable for you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Anyone with severe cystic acne should avoid Cosmelan and seek advice from a dermatologist
  • Those with very thin or sensitive skin are not suitable candidates
  • If you have had any kind of facial surgery, you must wait up to 6 months (for the scars to heal completely) before having Cosmelan treatment
  • Likewise, you will need to wait a designated time after undergoing any other cosmetic treatments (1 week after Botox or Dermal Fillers, 1 weeks following laser hair removal)
  • Wait 1 weeks after a facial wax or using depilatory creams
    Wait a week after a microdermabrasion treatment or glycolic peel
  • Stop using glycolic acid and Retin-A 2 weeks before the treatment
  • Avoid using exfoliates, scrubs, and self-tanners 48 hours before the treatment
    Try to keep your skin as hydrated as possible to promote faster healing after the treatment
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure


  • You need to leave the mask on the skin for up to 12 hours
  • Don’t touch the mask during this period and try not to smile and talk as little as possible
  • You will be provided with a home care kit and instructions, follow them exactly
    Use the maintenance cream provided
  • Use the Hydra Factor K cream to keep your skin moisture
  • Apply SPF 50 sun protection lotion regularly throughout the day, every day
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure
  • Avoid central heating


  • Follow the aftercare instructions given to you precisely
  • Avoid wearing make-up for 2-3 days after your treatment
  • Attend your follow up appointment after 1 week
  • Continue to apply a high factor sun protection lotion regularly
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure

We hope this blog has given you a bit of insight into what Cosmelan treatment entails, but if you would like to discuss Cosmelan or any other aesthetic treatment, please don’t hesitate to book online for a free consultation with one of our experienced aestheticians, or call 020 8286 8858 to speak with a member of our team.


*individual results may vary.

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