Cosmelan peel is a specialized chemical peel that is administered by the dermatologist. It works by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase which causes hyperpigmentation, so it effectively treats melasma, lentigo and other pigmentatory problems. The first day the patient will have a “sunburn” look, followed by flaking and peeling for about 1-2 weeks. The Cosmelan 2 home maintenance cream is to be used for the next month for continued treatment, leaving the skin looking clearer and rejuvenated. It is compatible with most skin types and has minimal side effects.