No, absolutely not. Consider laser hair removal. Often enough the hyperpigmentation is due to regular trauma to the tissue (i.e. shaving or waxing). Try this first and you will more than likely notice an change in the darkness of the skin. After you are done with your hair removal series, consider Hydroquinone creams to lighten skin. This will not happen over night so have patience. See a medical provider for your prescription of Hydroquinone and a reputable office for laser hair removal.