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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by greatgrandma
Chemical peels work buy resurfacing the skin, and involve application of chemical substance, typically an acidic or basic compounds which are used to produce a controlled skin injury. In general, skin resurfacing procedures can be classified as superficial, medium-depth or deep, according to their level of injury. When a dermatologist/physician considers a chemical peel for your skin, we evaluate your skin type, skin sensitivity, history of viral infections...
Dark sunspots and rough keratosis indicates that most likely you have severe sun damage. OTC peels in general are for light sunspots and early keratosis. I would recommend seeing a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who can tailor the depth and type of treatment as required.