This facial is definitely for the most dedicated beauty buffs

There has never been a time when the saying “beauty is pain” has rung truer.

From injectables to lasers to cosmetic surgery, women are increasingly enduring painful procedures all in the name of beauty. And now, facials are the next frontier in uncomfortable treatments in the name of aesthetics.

Once the domain of day spas and girl’s weekends away, facials are no longer seen as relaxing. Instead, they are now a series of treatments targeting specific issues like post inflammatory hypopigmentation, acne scarring and melasma.

And one, in particular, Cosmelan, has been increasingly on our radar. Designed to target unwanted pigmentation, the treatment involves some serious commitment to the complexion game. How much so? Well, two weeks of downtime where your face literally peels off in patches to start.

But according to Skin Clinic Blyss founder and dermal clinician, Jodie King, if you’re suffering from pigmentation or uneven skin tone, it’s the gold standard in getting it sorted.

“Cosmelan works by fading existing pigmentation whilst sedating the formation of new pigment within the skin, working fast and effectively, without the use of hydroquinone. Cosmelan is able to be used on old and new pigment as well as all ethnicities with outstanding results,” she explains.

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