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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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i have them spots and my dodtors said im not allowed to have it done as it can leave u disfigured and maybe cant close your eyes, i want to chance it as im depressed and cant look in the mirror, i feel like scrapping them off and making a scab that i could pick off, it has stopped me from meeting people and socialising i am that ashamed of the way i look, is there a diet or something i could do even to reduce these, makeup doesnt even hide these uglyyyy spots





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I have had them for two years and after trying to remove them with acid I am finally going in to have them removed.... They not only sting and burn ... they are ugly... In the meantime if anyone has any good suggestions on how to get rid of them... I am all for any updates from someone who has had them removed....





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Fresh garlic. It burns like hell. Ten minutes x3 days. It will scan. .When the scab Is gone so is the spot

I've been battling them for 5 years. Had removed twice under my left eye. Now I have a scar and it came back. Very disheartening. I started using an essential oil on them and not only is my scar going away but my cholesterol deposits are finishing. I'm so thankful and hopeful.





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What essential oil did you use?

Connie or someone could you please tell me what essential oil you used that made the xanthelasma go away? I work in a school and am asked all the time about my spots above and below my eyes it's embarrassing. I want them gone.....

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I have just purchased 50% tca liquid after reading a blog about a woman getting rid of them by using this method.. i applied about an hour ago.. stung a bit,, but nothing drastic.. so fingers crossed.. i am taking pics of the progress.. and will write back on the outcome.. wish me luck . Liz





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I removed my xanths with wartner. It is do it yourself at home. Works 100%.





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Is that not dangerous to use on ur eyes

I see that Cathy hasn't told us the name of her Dr. Any one know someone else?





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I took black fungus soup for 40 days, it helps to flatten my Xanthelasma and reduce slightly in size. I do not add ginger as it is too "heaty". I feel sleepy for the first 1 week plus as the body is detoxing. My face complexion seems to be slightly better. My brother drink the black fungus soup but did not help his Xanthelasma. But he has more black hair now and slightly better face complexion May not suitable for people has low blood pressure https://goingfabulous.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/the-black-fungus-soup/





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I need some real anwers, so can someone please help me? I have them too! Big and ugly on my upper eyelids, I had it removed in 2011 but it came back worse than ever.... I tried the garlic and is still using it but I'm not sure if it's working yet but I will keep everyone posted.but I am asking for some real answers and real results that can help





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Hi I used cayenne peper. 1/2 tsp 3 times daily.... It works. Saw a difference after 2 weeks

I need some real anwers, so can someone please help me? I have the too! Big a ugly on my upper eyelids, I had it removed in 2011 but it came back worse than ever.... I tried the garlic and is still using it but I'm not sure if it's working yet but I will keep everyone posted.but I am asking for some real answers and real results that can help





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See my post dated 7 November Joann. Good luck with it, they're horrible things to have to live with x

I've just returned from advanced electrolysis on a large eyelid xanthelasma and after just 2 hours I'm already thrilled at the result. Felt a couple of needle picks then it was more discomfort than pain. I was warned it may take a couple of treatments but first indications are that it'll be completely gone after just this one. I'm aware it may come back but at £40 per treatment I'll just get it removed again. Worth every penny!





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Where did you have this done Mandy? I thought it would cost hundreds to get removed - if it's £40, I'll book in ASAP X

I had mine done in Ripon Alison at Yorkshire Beauty, but you can go to any advanced electrolysis practitioner that's near you. I did have to call a few before I found one who'd treat eyelids so don't stop looking if you initially draw a blank. Mine has healed up beautifully, no problems or pain, just a bit of tightness. There's a small patch remaining but it's so small I'm undecided whether or not to bother with a second treatment as it's hardly noticeable :) x





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