I have pigmentation mark on both my cheeks and on top of eyebrows. I have medium Asian colored skin. Would Glycolic treatment be appropriate?
Glycolic Peel for Hyperpigmented Asian Skin?
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Melapeel for dark asian skin - Los Angeles
For hyperpigmented asian skin, we prefer topical creams such as Melarase followed by application of the Melapeel once monthly. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
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We're not big proponents of Glycolic Peel for pigmentation
We are not big proponents of peels for the pigment you describe.
For pigment caused by sun damage, we would suggest q-stitched lasers. For Melasma (pregnancy mask) we would suggest hydroquinone bleaching programs. Both of these programs will work better than chemical peels.
Glycolic peels for Asian skin
Glycolic peels for brown or hyperpigmented spots in Asian skin is a safe and often effective treatment. Talk to your dermatologist about this treatment, or potentially other treatment options such as cryotherapy, laser, and even topical bleaching creams, depending on the precise type of skin problem.