I need some info on chemical peels

Hello I have very bad hyper pigmentation on my inner thighs from severe chaffing and rubbing when I was severely overweight. It's been years and over 100 pounds lost and it has never cleared up. I would like some info on chemical peels for this condition. What is it like to get a chemical peel? Does it make the skin peel for several days? Do they work well for lightening the skin? What would be an estimate of cost for this?

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Pigmentation in Groin -- VI peels and lightening cream

I suggest a formal consultation with a cosmetic dermatolgist who specializes in peels, lasers and skin care.  There is no cure for this but you can get improvement.  Best, Dr. Emer.


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Pigmentation and the Skin

It sounds like from the information that you provided that you would most benefit from just starting topical therapy to help these dark areas.  Please consult a specialist in chemical peels for the best advice.

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