Xanthelasma, normally white spots of under eyes.
Those with high cholesterol are more susceptible.
Here is how I got rid of mine.
Those of you with Xanthelasma know just how annoying and embarrassing they are.
A big white beacon, usually around your eyelids, beckoning people to come and stare.
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I tried everything to get rid of my xanthelasma, even poking them with seared needles, hoping to drain out whatever fluids may be in there.
Research “Xanthelasma removal”, and you will see that the only ways to do so are to go to a dermatologist or specialist and have them, cut, frozen or burnt or lasered off.
I’m not here to tell you that I found a new way of removing them.
I did however, remove them myself from the comfort of my home without having to pay the hundreds of dollars you will end up paying if you go the other route.
Here is how I did it.
In my search to remove my xanthelasma, I came across a few studies on TCA Peels and xanthelasma removal.
TCA stands for trichloro acetic acid.
So without further ado, her is what I did.
I purchased a bottle of 50% TCA Peel from an online website.
There are several websites that sell TCA Peels and some consumers report that they bought fradulent bottles, so be careful in which ones you purchase.
I have found two websites that sell the real deal.
I have no vested interest in either websites other than the condition of my skin, so if you want the websites, comment me or email me and I will send you those websites.
I than proceeded to twist the end of a cotton swab, dipped it in the 50% acid and carefully applied it to the xanthelasma.
Make sure to apply anything above 25% to your xanthelasma ONLY!
50% is to strong for application to your skin otherwise.
Immediately it began to sting.
I’m not going to sugarcoat the sting I felt, it was bad, but it was also tolerable.
After two or three minutes, the sting went away.
I noticed that the xanthelasma was now white.
On the websites and directions from the bottle, they call this the “Frost”.
The frost went away after twenty minutes or so and what I was left with was a reddish white xanthelasma that felt tender and raw.
The day after I applied the peel, the xanthelasma was now scabbed over with a brown flaky skin covering.
Though the xanthelasma was no longer noticable, I did not get overly excited because I had read that it may still be there, just hidden by the scab.
Sure enough, when the scab fell off,(It is important to let it fall off on its own. Do Not Pick!) there was my xanthelasma.
What I did notice is that it was reduced in size by about twentyfive percent.
The studies I have read said it would take between one and three peels to get the maximum benifits.
It also stated that 70% TCA and 100% TCA were used.
Since I had only the 50% bottle, I estimated that it would take me around four treatments to see maximum benefits.
I applied a second peel to my xanthelasma two weeks later.
Again, the same process took place.
Again, I noticed a visible reduction in size.
After two peels, my xanthelasma has reduced in size by 50% and it has also reduced in brightness.
So all in all, I would recommend the TCA Peel for your xanthelasma if you do not have the funds to have a doctor or professional to remove them for you.
Also, it is important to note that 80% of the participants in the study noticed a significant difference and I believe 60% had there xanthelasma disappear completely.
It is also important to note, that the study stopped treating the xanthelasma after 3 treatments, so it is unclear if improvement would have continued had they applied more treatments.
That is what I am about to find out as I apply my third peel tonight.
So far though, 50% reduction, it’s not as bright as it used to be and it is no longer the first thing people notice when they look at my face.
I will update you further when I finish my third and fourth peel.
I also plan to continue applying peels at safe intervals (at least two weeks in between) until I determine that there no longer has been any progress.
So good luck to those of you who will try this, follow the directions on the bottle and posting your results would be a huge benefit to all those who suffer from xanthelasma but cannot afford professional treatment.