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Conditions

Xanthelasma

Xanthelasma

This condition is caused by a collection of yellowish cholesterol deposits underneath the skin around the eyes. Although they are not harmful, their appearance can be upsetting, but removal of this common condition is not without risks. As the affected area is normally very close to the eyes, surgery is risky, and will often leave significant scarring. There is also no guarantee that the Xanthelasma won’t reoccur in the future. Lazer and cryotherapy is another possibility, but also comes with it’s own risks of scarring, so a more common treatment is for sufferers to disguise the condition with make-up. Although this make up must be applied every day, the result can be extremely encouraging. Sufferers should ensure that they are tested for high cholesterol levels, though they can occur without this and often occur in familes.

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A therapist friend suggested this - omega 3 oil applied to the patches. This has worked well. I've been using it a week (2xdaily) now and some have paled to almost skin colour and the older fatter plaques are beginning to show normal skin texture. I uses a punctured capsule Tesco fish oil. My friend suggests you make sure you use the same sort of fish described on the label. Sounds a lot less painful than garlic :)





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hi you slice the garlic to size cover the skin around it with Vaseline so as not to burn the good skin you hold the garlic in place for 5/10 mins twice daily over a period of 5 days you should see an improvement. ive read this and am starting it tomorrow myself so I will let you know how I get on.





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Age 60, have had xanthelasma on both eyelids for many years, slowly enlarging. I don't use make up and wear specs and am so used to them I seldom notice them. Today I realised that they seem to be disappearing. I can see the whitish area but it is no longer lumpy. I have been on simvastatin for a couple of years and I stopped smoking last October. I am wondering if these are the reasons for the improvement.





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I have under active thyroid too and theses horrible yellow patches so yes maybe connected

I used the garlic for 4 days... had xanth patches under both eyes... thin slices of garlic held to the area for a good 5- 10 minutes.. I was mindful of the skin around the area so I used vaseline... There wasnt too much scabbing but I have to say that it really does work... it does... I was getting so depressed about it all... mine had reocurred over the years.. Previously I had TCA at the hospital and I also used Xanth remover.. I find the garlic to be the best at this moment. ... and the pain is bearable.....Im pretty sure it all relates to my underactive thyroid because my cholesterol isnt high..





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I've had them years and after researching all kinds of ways to get rid cold pressed castor oil! Oh my I didn't think it would work I am gob smacked its not a quick result but beats burning. Them off I just applied it to to deposits each evening without fail gave a little massage its quite thick so a little goes a long way six months gone and u have to really look for them so made up apparently the oil penetrates deep into the skin and breaks down any deposit etc amazing





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Could you tell me where you got the cold pressed caster oil from please. My marks are quite small but I'm eager to nip it in the bud before they get bigger. Thanks

I have just got my 'Xanthremover' cream from Xantheremoval.com. This is a 'Peel' cream specially formulated for the removal of Xanthelasma. I have just started the 'Patch' testing today to see if I have any allergy to the product. I will update this over the coming weeks whilst I treat them. I have tried everything including Castor Oil and nothing has worked so far. Any questions you have please ask I know how frustrating and demoralising it is to have this condition.

I've had them treated with some kind of acid (don't remember the name of the acid) at the dermatologist's. It's very painful for a few seconds when applied, then they turn white and gradually fade over time. Pretty happy with the results.





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My father used to have them, when he was overweight! now he's 93 and is very low weight! and there is absolutely no sign of them!

I have them for more then 20 years. My cholesteral is very high due to genetics. The spots did not show until I started using statins. Lowered the cholesterol but made the spots show up. I have had acid treatments but that didn't really work. Diet, exercise and NO Smoking helps minimize them but I don't think they'll ever go away. Ive resorted to using make up to try to cover them up. Unfortunately you just have to sucks it up when meeting people and hope they can look past these ugly marks. It would be easier to just hide but what kind of quality of life wouLd be.





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If anyone has had treatment for this that works, please reply. I've been to the doctors and all they referred me to is a skin camouflage clinic for make up. People still comment on it with the make up on!! 😁. I'm in essex but willing to travel to somewhere that can get rid of it. I know it may come back, but that's a chance I'm willing to take xxx





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I have had these patches removed by lazar treatment 10 years back in a hospital in India but it has come back again after 10 years.

Hi I had surgery 10 years ago and was left with scars but I found a lady who does advanced electrolysis and I am amazed with the results.... Well worth a consultation

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Please please i hate having these awful things around my eyes,i hardly dare look at anyone and when i do i feel like they are looking straight at my eyes, i would be so grateful for any help





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I've heard of using garlic to get rid of xanthomas' and castor oil, my question is how do you do the garlic?? Any response will be greatly appreciated





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