I'm an African American woman with brown spots, due to acne and hormonal changes from hysterectomy, and facial hair. How many peeling treatments will I need to achieve a clearer complexion? Please help. Thanks.
How Many Peels Needed for Clearer Complexion for African Americans?
Doctor Answers 2
Chemical peels in darker skin
A series of 5-6 glycolic acid chemical peels spaced 3-4 weeks apart is a good starting point. Your dermatologist may complement this with a good topical cream regimen for bleaching the brown spots and/or laser treatments.
Chemical peels for brown spot in African Americans
How many peels you'd need depends on which you peel you use, the problem you are treating, how deep the pigment is and what else you are using.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.