Skin Peels For Dark Spots & Melasma

Glycolic peels are an effective treatment for hyperpigmentation because they remove the top layer of damaged skin while also promoting the growth of new, healthy skin.   

We no longer need need to do costly dermatologist or medi-spa peels to see results. Save those repeated  expensive laser treatments for a  last resort.

I tried laser treatments in an attempt to get rid of the skin discoloration on my chest area.  My discoloration was rather significant. Since the treatments did not cost me anything I thought I would give it a try.  After two treatments, I did not see much improvement and decided to use Retexturizing Peel 

I literally read the reviews for Retexturizing Peel, listened to what so many people were saying and got rid of the the dark spots on my chest.

Retexturizing Peel

When I peeled my face weekly, I began to peel my chest too. Within in a few weeks the discoloration was gone. I am convinced it was the result of consistently using the glycolic Peel Accelerator Pads and the peels.  I believe it works for two reasons.  

I think it worked because of two reasons:

  • subSURFACING Technology – Our proprietary technology drives the glycolic deep into the layers of skin where it can be most effective.  No other glycolic peel works like this.
  • Peel Accelerator Pads – The peel kit includes 60 Peel Accelerator Pads.  The daily use of these glycolic pads enhanced the therapy.

Why Peels Work

As we mature our new skin cells do not regenerate as quickly and if we are not proactive, the dull darker cells lay on the skin's surface. Glycolic peels will allow the new, even-toned skin to take the place of the older discolored skin cells, which cause our discoloration.  These peels break the bonds between old skin cells and they gently slough off.  

Understanding Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the spots on our skin that appear darker than surrounding skin. They tend to develop as we mature, either as individual spots or in clusters. It does it matter if you have dark or light skin, hyperpigmentation, can show up on all skin types and tones.

Causes of Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is typically caused by higher levels of melanin in your skin, which gives it the color. These increased levels of melanin can occur in the epidermis, deeper dermis, or both layers of the skin.

As we mature our skin cells regeneration cycle slows down. If we don’t accelerator our cell turn over rate, the discoloration remain on the surface, appearing dull and blotchy.

Common Causes Of Hyperpigmentation

Sun Spots / Sun Damage:  UVA and UVB rays from too much sun exposure can cause a hyperpigmentation. These appears as dark spots, often on the face , chest, neck and hands.

Hormones:  Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy, menopause or when taking birth control can cause cause the Melasma. Typically we see these light patches on the face, but sometimes they can appear even darker.

Skin trauma, Injury, or Inflammation:  Acne, eczema, or psoriasis can cause discoloration called Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).   Darker skin tones can be more prone to PIH, but also picking at pimples or other blemishes  can cause darker scars.


Our skin protects us so there are few things we should do to protect our skin and minimize our risks of hyperpigmentation.

  • Avoid the sun or limit your exposure with sunscreen and sunblock.
  • Do not pick at pimples or other blemishes on your face. 
  • Take care of your skin, especially if you have very sensitive skin. 

If you have moderate or severe hyperpigmentation and see that these at home peels do not work, then you may want to consider seeing a dermatologist. They can offer you more intense treatments that you cannot perform at home.