Hi Ali. I am a skin care therapist who also happens to administer electrolysis and I often see clients who present with a similar situation to yours.
Although you choose to wait for the professional treatments that will address the hyperpigmentation, for the dark skin that reacts to tissue trauma, such as your, I suggest you begin an at home gentle exfoliation regimen.
Find a gentle exfoliant that contains lactic acid. Look for this ingredient and make sure it is listed close to the top of the ingredient listing.
Tissue buildup will flatten, ingrown hairs will come up closer to the surface. Your skin will more likely look better, faster.
Later, down the road, after several months of electrolysis, you might find that those chemical peels might not even be needed.
All the best,
Arlene Batz, CPE: Educator, Board Certified Electrologist, NYS Licensed Esthetician. http://endunwantedhair.com