Question: I have many age spots on my forehead and cheeks. Otherwise I don’t look too bad for a 76-year-old grandpa. I would like to reduce the appearance of these pigmented spots. Can a chemical peel do this and what would the recovery time be?
Answer: A good at home skin care regimen like Obagi using retin-a and hydroquinone may do the job for you without a chemical peel. There are various chemical peels and lasers of varying depth and strength which can erase or reduce age spots and pigmented areas. The most important thing is for you to see a good Dermatologist to make sure these pigmented spots are benign age spots and not a more dangerous lesion such as melanoma.