Thank you for your question. I would likely steer you away from the stronger chemical peels given your skin pigmentation. The most dreaded complication could be splotchy areas of decreased (hypo) pigmentation, which may not reverse itself. You could try a mild glycolic acid peel in an inconspicuous location to be sure you tolerate it first. You might investigate the SkinPen technology. We've had nice results in patients with darker pigmentation with much less risk of problems. Best wishes.
Thank you for your question. I suggest you next consult in person with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to determine which type of chemical peel is best for your skin.In general, African-American skin is resistant to fine wrinkles, allowing for a more direct use of chemical peel to target the blemishes you are experiencing.