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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 had a large Xanthelasma right in the middle of my eye lid. I started eating one Brazil nut a day as at lowers cholesterol and is recommended for when you are trying for a baby. As a happy side effect in two weeks its shrunk my Xanthelsma to a very small bump. Its not as noticeable and I can hardly feel it now. Since a Xanthelasma is a build of cholestrol it makes sense that it could help as Brazil nuts reduces cholestrol. All other natural remedies involve burning it off and mine was extremely close to my eye. Its not mentioned as a nautral solution for Xanthelasma but worth a try to see if it works for you if you have one.





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I'm a 30 year old male and have had 2. Buy the wartner pen from boots it's about 7 quid. Dab a bit on the xanthelesma and they dissappear within about a week. Hope this helps.





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What is this pen and where do I find it

I tried the garlic treatment which was very painfull. The xanthelasma decreased in appearance but came back even worse. I then tried acid i bought on ebay. Its the same acid used for skin peels. It was very painfull,and left giant scabs around my eyes, but was healed up within the first month. It worked a treat. My xanthelasma was gone. After 12 months its starting to come back but not as bad. I will use the acid again if need be. However, if its affordable, i shall opt for lazer treatment, as im told its a far better and more successful option.





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Hi Gaby, we have a skin clinic in Sunderland Tyne and Wear





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Hello, I am 30 years old and I have too this yellow marks under both eyes. My doctor told me that are from cholesterol as I have it 6.8 so she put me on diet for 7 months but this marks are getting bigger. I am really scared . Please help !! Where to go for a surgery or what to do.





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Hey - highly recommend surgery... I have just undergone removal with radio needle and stitching is very good and think the scars will be not be visible in a few months... I went through Nuffield Hospital

We remove xanthelasma using Advanced Cosmetic Procedures which involves electrolysis. It is very successful, non invasive and totally safe. We have testimonials of clients who have had this treatment.





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Where is this please Paula?

hey Tracey... any luck with "xanthremoval"? is this a kind of acid as well?





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Tryed the garlic method now for 14 days (lay slices of garlic over affected area for 5 mins 2 times a day )scabbed over after day 6 i continued to ujse the garlic as told for the next week the scabs fell off and to my dismay they are still there, Im still using the castor oil as told it works within 6 months been 4 now and no showing any difference . sorry to disapoint but i think the only way to remove them is surgery or a change in life style ... Hope this helps you all x





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So I've been using the garlic method for 10 days now and also rubbing in a little castor oil to keep the scabs minimal and so far I'm happy with the results both eyes and cheeks were treated and you can barely see anything, I am so pleased with the result it's a shame you can't see the before and after pics that I took you would never belive it . I truly recommend doing this home made treatment,if yours are getting you down its not expensive and works .





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What is the treatment? and how do I go about it. please.

What is the garlic method?

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i have been noticing that skin just around the inner corner of my eyes are getting a bit whitish from a month. Please tell me what is this i am 43 year old, mother of two kids.





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