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Home Remedy for Xanthoma, Xanthelasmas

Try this remedy to get rid of xanthomas and xanthelasmas at home.

I don’t normally do write ups or anything of that sort, but I was living with Xanthelasma around my eyelids for 2 years and It made me so self conscious and like shorebreaks I found when people talked to me they were constantly looking at my eyes.
I researched various ways to get rid of Xanthelasma which includes going to a dermatologist and having a chemical peel or having the xanthomas lasered, both treatments cost in excess of £500 and in the UK are not done on the NHS. It also worried me that many of the people who had their xanthomas removed by laser treatment found that they came back, and worse. At one point I was so desperate to get rid of them I read an article about rubbing garlic on them and smelt like a garlic bulb for a week and all it done was burn my skin but it did not affect the xanthoma.
I don’t know why I have xanthoma just that my cholesterol is ok and so is my lipids, though they did come about 2 weeks after taking medication for hyperthyroid.
I did not have £500 spare and I was desperate and I came across an article where the lady got rid of her xanthoma on her eyes by using TCA peel which is exactly what a dermatologist would use. Now was the mission to find a reputable seller of TCA peel and as it goes I bought mine from REDVENUS on ebay they had excellent customer care and answered so many emails before I actually bought the product, you can also email them at redvenus@live.co.uk
This company sells various strengths of TCA but I would like myself and shorebreaks buy 50% I bought 50% and watered it down to 25% this done nothing for me, but I would water it down for the test patch.
I applied 50% onto my xanthoma with a cotton bud and yes it does sting and hurt it feels like you have scalded yourself (you have to be very careful as remember you are dealing with an acid so be very careful not to get any into your eyes). The area around the xanthoma then turned white. I left this on all day then at night washed my face and a white residue was still there. The next morning my eyes were all puffed up and the skin around the xanthoma had turned brown and I felt it had not worked. I emailed redvenus about the product not working at 50% and should I use 100% they were against this. The next day I woke up to my xanthoma and the area around the xanthoma scabbed over (and it looked like two moths on my eyes) every morning and evening I would rub BIO OIL (which you can buy at any chemist and supermarket)on them, it has been 2 weeks now and the scab has fallen off, the discolouration is gone and the xanthoma has gone too, I have slight marks where the scab was and a little dot of a xanthoma (hardly noticeable) so when it has totally healed I will be doing it again to completely make it gone. my xanthoma was not raised it was quite deep into the skin, this is why I am writing this article because it is possible on limited funds to rid yourself of them at home if you take due care.
 if you are not sure about anything or want to know more, but rest assured I had my doubts and qualms about doing at home as your messing with skin in the area around the eye, but I am so glad I did it and took the chance as now I can walk out with confidence that people are talking to me and not two cream coloured marks on my eyelids.
10th February 2011
I have since have the xanthalomas return, though not as bad as they were, and they can still be hidden by makeup. I am now still applying the tca as it is the only thing that reduces the xanthoma and also fades it.
I am now trying to reasearch more methods so if anyone has any ideas could they please contact me using the above email.
thank you

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  1. I am an oculoplastic surgeon and found the above article worrying for several reasons. I would beg anyone considering applying TCA to their own xanthelasma to be aware of the possible consequences. TCA is an acid that can cause serious chemical burns to the cornea and eye surface if it gets into the eyes, which could permanently affect vision. When treating the skin, it can cause scarring (especially with repeated applications) that may even lead to problems such as inability to close the lids. For people with darker skin, it can depigment the skin leading to unsightly pale patches on the lids. Overall TCA is not something that is designed for self-administration. The best way to get rid of xanthelasma is to consult a professional who can advise you which of the many available treatments is most suitable in your individual case.

  2. Thanks for the the advice. I take on board the ocuplastic surgeon’s comments but i am definately going forward with the DIY approach. I shall lay down with my head tilted back and get the wife to apply with a toothpick. 500 quid what a rip off.

  3. I to have xanthelasma and its got to the point where I can no longer look at myself . Its extremely damaging to your self confidence knowing also there is no “cure”.
    An oculoplastic surgeon will remove them with the chance they will come back and you will have scars after. My mother works for one so I have gone to a consultation and I am booked in to see him for removal in 2 weeks. After researching I to have tried the garlic but nothing other then a burn which eventually led to a scab and no success of it going away. I am now trying the peel on one of the xanthelasma after reading your story. I am a beauty therapist and for the past 2 years since I have had them I keep looking at the bottle wondering if its worth a shot. If it doesnt work I will haveto hesitantly go under the knife .

  4. I have xanthomas for 6 years. now I am using garlic juice. it works too. I apply garlic juice with cotton swarb on those yellow skin, I feel like burned. but any way, I am glad it works.

  5. the first three days I appled garlic juice 3 times a day, I noticed those fluffy fat reduced greatly. then I slow down to 2 times a day. some spots came out during the process, but then they became scab and fell off. I knew it won’t go away swiftly. it has been accumulated for 6 years. At least I know garlic juice can eat those fat.

  6. when the scabes came off did the fatty tissues come off too? and how long did it take.

  7. I too have them around my eyes and I hate them. I started having issues with them about 9 years ago, after I was diagnosed with high cholesterol. I have tried dieting, even fasting to lower it. I was on medication for it until I lost my job and had no insurance to pay for the medication. I will have to admit that I do not currently get enough exercise, but I am working on changing that scenario also. I feel pretty much like everyone else does here, I try not to look at myself in the mirror no more than I have to, because it reminds me of what I don’t like about myself and makes me feel that other people judge me on my appearance and not my actual brain (feeling this way, because I have not been able to land a job, after completing my college degree recently and getting no call backs after getting face to face interviews). The only things I know that should help for sure is: Medication for lowering Cholesterol, eating right “veggies” (fast-food has too much fat), exercising, and to stop smoking (if you smoke).

  8. Did you use a fresh clove of garlic for the garlic juice? Or can you actually buy “garlic juice”

  9. I also have xanthelasma. I have tried garlic and am happy with the results. It is not perfect but so much better! I used fresh garlic that I crushed and carefully applied to my eyelid twice a day or about 4 days. It burns!!! Then scabs up and falls off. I have done it on both eyes and would do it again.

  10. I have these too and it’s really hard to look at yourself sometimes, i work at a restaurant and i already had customers coming to me and telling me in my ear that i forgot to spread my concealer… this is really annoing and you hate it even more. I live in the UK and asked my dr. about it and it came the £500 bill to pay if i really wanted to do it… i don’t have so i quit.
    Today i feel happy of findind this blog and i’m going to start on the garlic straight away…. thank you guys for your comments in here… it really make me better that i can get rid of this without a surgeon. :) ))

  11. I have these too and it\’s really hard to look at yourself sometimes, i work at a restaurant and i already had customers coming to me and telling me in my ear that i forgot to spread my concealer… this is really annoing and you hate it even more. I live in the UK and asked my dr. about it and it came the £500 bill to pay if i really wanted to do it… i don\’t have so i quit.
    Today i feel happy of findind this blog and i\’m going to start on the garlic straight away…. thank you guys for your comments in here… it really make me better that i can get rid of this without a surgeon. :) ))

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