Clinical Depigmentation Method for Melasma & Stubborn Hyperpigmentation

The cosmelan® method and dermamelan® method (30% stronger than cosmelan®; doctor-only peel) is a clinical depigmentation programme that consists of 4-phases in conjunction with Healite II LLED phototherapy which are necessary to achieve the target outcome.

  • Phase 1 (Corrective action): Intense in-clinic depigmentation to remove the deposit of melanin up to 82% with cosmelan® or 95% with dermamelan®.
  • Phase 2-4 (Regulating action): Maintenance programme with active ingredients that act directly on melanocytes to regulate the production of melanin and keep hyperpigmentation under control.

The synergistic action of this programme ensures higher depigmenting efficacy, greater comfort during treatment and lower risk of repigmentation.

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What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin disorder, characterised by brown skin patches on the face and other sun exposed areas, leaving the complexion uneven & dull. Both men and women can suffer from hyperpigmentation, but it is more common in women.

Melasma is a subtype of hyperpigmentation and is a common acquired skin disorder that presents as a bilateral, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation. It is more common in women than in men, with an onset typically between the ages of 20 and 40 years.

Hyperpigmentation can be a difficult condition to manage and in some cases, there is no cure. Many women struggle with pigment for their whole adult lives.

What is Cosmelan® treatment?

Cosmelan® has a world wide reputation as one of the most effective treatments for pigmentation. It is a clinical depigmentation treatments designed to reduce pigment caused by sun exposure, post inflammatory pigment and melasma and are suitable for all skin types. It removes the majority of superficial pigmentation and is an evidence based, proven protocol designed to combat pigmentation for the long term.

What is Dermamelan® treatment?

Dermamelan® is a medical depigmentation method of proven efficacy for the treatment of the most severe, resistant skin hyperpigmentation. Its dual action allows to correct visible hyperpigmentation and regulate melanin overproduction, to provide a short and long-term result.

Eleventh Heaven Cosmelan®/Dermamelan® Clinical Depigmentation Programme

To ensure the best possible clinical outcomes and reduce adverse effects to the maximum, Eleventh Heaven cosmelan®/dermamelan® Depigmentation Programme consists of pre-treatment skin preparation & conditioning, clinical treatment, post-treatment recovery treatments and home maintenance care.

  • 2-4 weeks prior: Skin preparation with a gentle preparatory peel & Healite II phototherapy and/or take-home skin priming agents to be used 4-6 weeks prior;
  • On the day: In-clinic cosmelan®/dermamelan® application and thorough run down of after care instructions;
  • Day 3: Post-peel recovery treatment with Healite II photofacial & post-procedure treatment balm application and after care instructions
  • Day 10: Post-peel recovery treatment with Healite II photofacial & proteoglycans treatment for intense hydration and after care instructions
  • Thereafter to 6 months: Home maintenance treatment using supplied take-home kit ($960 value)

What can I expect during & after this treatment?


This involves the application of a thick mask which takes 30 minutes. Once the mask is applied, patients will go home with the mask on for the next 8-12 hours depending on the skin types.


  • Day 1-4: expect red, tight, hot and mildly swollen skin.
  • Day 4-5: peeling will start around this time and may last 7-10 days. It is very important not to pick, rub or exfoliate the skin to avoid infection and scarring. Please allow the skin to shed naturally.

(A few extra days of peeling, redness and sensitivity will be expected from dermamelan®)​

Results will appear 3-6 weeks post treatment after the peeling has stopped, giving a significant improvement in pigmentation as well as clearer, brighter skin.

Strict adherence to post care instructions and home products including regular sunscreen is non-negotiable in order for this treatment programme to work.

Special considerations/contraindications

  • Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or those planning a pregnancy in the next 6 months.
  • Oral Tretinoin in the last 12 months