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What is a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel?

What is a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel?

What is a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel? | Palm Desert | Palm SpringsCosmelan Depigmentation Peel is one of the most powerful chemical peels available today. It is an effective med spa treatment for the management of melasma, hyperpigmentation, and scarred or blotchy skin.

Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt, provides chemical peel treatment to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

Smooth and Even Skin Tone

The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is an innovative treatment that contains multiple components to improve areas of skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation.

The skin tone results from the presence of melanin. Melanin also causes splotchy areas of darker skin. The Cosmelan Peel reduces the natural production of melanin by inhibiting specific enzymes. This helps create an even skin tone.

A Cosmelan Peel med spa treatment will enhance the appearance of skin on the face, abdomen, hands, legs, breasts, and nipples. This peel can significantly reduce dry skin areas, dark spots, blemishes, and acne scars.

Cosmelan Peel can effectively eliminate discoloration due to melasma (brown to gray skin patches on the nasal bridge, cheeks, chin, and other areas of the face and body), and chloasma (this condition is similar to melasma, also called the Mask of Pregnancy). Furthermore, the peel balances the production of oil in the skin to improve acne.

 

Benefits of a Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel

  • Effectively treats Melasma and Cholasma
  • Mitigates hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • Gentle enough for all skin types
  • Minimal pain
  • Fast results
  • Involves few side effects

 

The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel Procedure

The Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel consists of two steps. The initial step is the in-office application of a stimulating mask. The second step is the continued use of certain Cosmelan products at home. The first treatment takes under an hour at the provider’s office to complete.

Step 1

The In-Office Mask

  • The provider cleans and preps the skin.
  • They apply the Cosmelan mask in a thick layer.
  • Upon application, the mask may sting slightly, but this will resolve soon.
  • The mask will stay on for between six and twelve hours depending on the level of correction that the patient needs.
  • The provider will instruct the patient on when and how to remove the mask at home.
  • The patient will be provided with an after-care kit.

Step 2

The Home Care Regimen

  • The patient will need to remove the Cosmelan mask after the specified time with a gentle, neutral cleanser.
  • They will then apply the Mesoetetic Hydra-Vital Factor K to comfort the skin and hydrate it.
  • The peeling will usually start two to three days following the application of the mask.
  • The patient should apply the Cosmelan II cream two to three times daily for two weeks.

The Cosmelan II cream can be used once daily after the initial two weeks.

 

Outcomes from the Cosmelan Peel

The patient will notice that skin aberrations start to fade and a brighter complexion begins to emerge within a week. The skin gets a bright, dazzling glow in around two weeks. These outcomes will improve over the fourth or fifth week. At this time, the full outcomes of a Cosmelan Peel will establish.

The smooth outcomes from the Cosmelan Peel sustain for several months following the treatment for patients who commit to a daily routine. For the initial two weeks after the treatment, the skin will be delicate and sensitive.

After the treatment, the patient should avoid prolonged sun exposure and use a broad spectrum sunscreen at all times. Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for chemical peels.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.

Types of Chemical Peels at Dr. Q Medical Spa

Types of Chemical Peels at Dr. Q Medical Spa | Palm DesertChemical peels are a skin rejuvenation treatment, which involves the use of chemical solutions to exfoliate and slough off damaged and discolored skin cells on the superficial skin layers (epidermis).

This minimally invasive med spa treatment enhances the appearance of darkened patches of skin (melasma) and reveals brighter, more evenly textured skin.

Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt, provides chemical peel treatment to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

 

Types of Chemical Peels

Cosmelan

Cosmelan helps treat irregular skin tone that results from hyperpigmentation (sun spots, melasma, skin darkening) as well as other types of dyschromia (skin pigmentation irregularities). This chemical peel prevents the generation of tyrosinase which is an enzyme required for the production of melanin and gives the skin its color (pigment).

A majority of patients attain optimal outcomes with two in-office Cosmelan peel treatments. The first of these med spa treatments will address the entire face. Subsequently, a follow-up peel is performed one month later to “touch up” any sites with residual pigmentation problems.

The use of the Cosmelan 2 at-home skin care treatment can amplify the effects of the skin enhancements attained through the in-office Cosmelan peel. The Cosmelan peel does not comprise hydroquinone or TCA, and it is not a bleaching cream. This provides the treatment with a high safety marking and makes it safe and suitable for all skin types.

 

MyBod

My Probiotic Peel

This is a painless and noninvasive facial treatment that helps restore youthful volume and brightness while tightening skin and improving the appearance of sun-damaged, dull skin.

 

VISAOMD

Prestige Peel

Prestige is a medium depth peel that promotes collagen synthesis and skin cell regeneration. This reverses the impact of aging and sun damage.

Brilliance Peel

This is a gentle and superficial peel which is suitable for patients with mild to moderate skin issues. It is a milder treatment to revitalize and rejuvenate skin appearance.

 

SkinMedica

Illuminize Peel

This is a superficial peel which is an ideal choice for patients undergoing chemical peels for the first time. It tightens and brightens the skin while reversing the impact of skin damage and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Vitalize Peel

Vitalize is a medium depth peel which helps treat mild to moderate skin aberrations, sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, and visible facial aging signs.

 

BioAge DermoCosmetics

Bio C Peel

The Bio C peel is a unique chemical feel that exfoliates the skin to restore a dazzling glow while enhancing cell renewal. It comprises provitamin B5, capsicum, amino acids, horseradish, urea, and five alpha hydroxy acids (1% salicylic acid). All of these components enhance the skin’s texture and level of hydration.

 

Recovery

The provider will apply a protective cream of petroleum jelly on the patient’s skin after a deep chemical peel. In some cases, they may apply dressings. The patient may experience mild pain and discomfort following deeper peels. They should contact the treatment provider in case the redness, inflammation, or pain appears severe.

On top of this, patients should avoid direct or indirect sun exposure after any type of chemical peel until the redness resolves. After the redness subsides, the patient should step out into the sun only after applying an SPF of 30 or higher sunscreen and wearing a wide-brimmed hat.

Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for chemical peels.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.

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Sex & the City Actress, Kristin Davis, Shares What She Wished She Knew Before Trying CoolSculpting

What Kristin Davis Wishes She Knew Before CoolSculpting | Palm DesertKristin Davis’ outlook on beauty is similar to many of us. She feels uncomfortable about the use of needles and scared of complications and unwanted results that may be challenging to rectify. But she is always looking for non-invasive treatments for aesthetic enhancement.

Kristin has recently tried an innovative freeze-the-fat body contouring treatment that eliminates fat cells and involves almost no downtime – CoolSculpting. The treatment wasn’t exactly what she was expecting – and she was in for a pleasant surprise.

Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides CoolSculpting to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

CoolSculpting Experience of Kristin Davis

Kristin says that during her career, she has experienced weight fluctuations. She is a busy mom who sometimes hits the gym six times a week. But at other times, she doesn’t go to the gym at all. Throughout all of this, she works in front of the camera where she has to wear jeans a lot of the time.

She explains that in her last job, she had to wear pants and jeans. She felt a bit apprehensive as if a person is curvy, they may appear too curvaceous on screen. Therefore, she was intrigued when she heard about CoolSculpting.

Kristin loves her curves and doesn’t want to change this aspect of her body. But she did not understand that this was entirely alright, and that specific areas of the body could be targeted in a customized way with the help of her doctor.

 

Versatile Fat Reduction Treatment

CoolSculpting features nine different applications. The patient can customize their plan with their doctor and focus on the areas that bother them. For Kristin, this area was her midsection. She elaborates that she had many jeans that she could not fit into, and wanted to be able to button these without an uncomfortable struggle.

Kristin went to a plastic surgeon’s office a month ago, and they made her comfortable about the procedure. She says that no part of the CoolSculpting procedure felt painful to her. While Kristin was a little surprised by the suction action of the applicator, she understood that it was done to make the cold get to where it needs to go and help her lose fat without any cuts or incisions.

 

Treatment Session

She explains that it does get cold on the treated site, and the area goes numb after a couple of minutes. After that, she watched television for around 35 minutes.

The time flew by, and then they massaged the region afterward. Immediately following the treatment, Kristen says that her skin was pink and still slightly numb. But it was business as usual for her following the CoolSculpting session.

She picked her daughter from school and forgot that she had even undergone a procedure earlier. Kristin suddenly remembered to check on the area when she was putting her daughter to bed later on. The treated site did not look pink at this time but just felt a bit numb.

 

Outcome

After four days, she tried to put on her jeans and was shocked by the outcome. Her jeans fit perfectly! Kristin had been told to wait for three months for the final outcome to establish as it would take this long for the treated fat cells to die. However, she could already fit in her jeans again, and it felt unbelievable to her.

Kristin says that she has had only one session so far but will schedule more treatment sessions. Looking back, she feels that she wish she had known how safe and easy the CoolSculpting procedure was.

She feels that she has been distracted lately and hasn’t really focused on herself due to a busy family and work life, which happens to many of us with children.

But CoolSculpting gave Kristin the incentive that she needed. She only wishes she had gone for this treatment sooner.

Dr. Q Med Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for CoolSculpting.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.