Those who don’t have hemosiderin staining shouldn’t peel. Usually, stopping the offending activity for long enough takes care of things. Hydroquinone may help or not. I suspect that if anything the massage from regularly applying a fading cream does more good than ingredients in the cream. Read about Firegoat Rolls here.
Hemosiderin staining — what I and others here have had — is a different story. Hydroquinone won’t help it. Nor will massage, mild exfoliants or acids (alpha-hydroxy), “wrapping to remove discoloration,” and so on. Been there, tried that. Hemosiderin staining is similar to a tatoo. It is extremely long-lasting (many years), perhaps permanent. Chemical peeling will remove it.