True of False: Can Castor Oil Help Treat Melasma?

So many home remedies about how to treat melasma, is there any truth that Castor Oil can help?

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Topical products for melasma

Thank you for your question. Melasma is a  condition characterized by the appearace of dark patches on the skin. I have not heard of castor oil being used for melasma treatment. Common topical products used to treat melasma include hydroquinone, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, vitamins C and E, kojic acid, alpha-arbutin, and licorice extract. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

Encino Physician
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Melasma and Sun Spots -- Best Treamtent Is Clear + Brilliant / Fraxel 1927 with Microneedling PRP, Pro Yellow is Useful

There is no "cure" for melasma but there are great treatments. We are doing a clinical trial now on clear + brilliant with bleaching and microneedling and getting amazing results. I suggest you see an expert. You will need lifelong treatment, sun protection, skin care. But these treatments can give you improvement and then you maintain. Best , Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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