DIY Xanthelasma Treatment

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Some do love DIY! This is a fact of life, and even when treating Xanthelasma. A few people do it despite all the warnings given by specialists. So we would like to make life easier and most of all SAFER to all the DIY enthusiasts by publishing this information which is worth thousands when you manage to get rid of your Xanthelasma.

After reading this you should be able to go and purchase all the ingredients yourself and  treat your Xanthelasma. We know that by following all these steps you are very likely to get rid of your Xanthelasma even without leaving any scarring and laugh at all the high prices you have been quoted by all those unnecessarily expensive cosmetic clinics!

However it is always recommend to seek specialist advice because all the effective treatments for Xanthelasma removal require “ablation”. The xanthelasma sufferer should be assisted in this process in order to remove the Xanthelasma in the safest possible way and avoid mistakes that could be paid in terms of unnecessary scars….

To start, you should know the basics about removal of skin lesions. It does not matter how you do it, it can be done by using a Laser, Electrocautery unit, Hyfrecator, other equipment or cosmetic peels. What you are trying to do is “ablating” (destroying) the lesion and at the same time you should make sure of two things:

  • despite the ablation, the dermis has to remain intact and unaffected by the treatment
  • no infections should develop during the healing process, but this should not be your concern because peels rarely cause an open wound

Taking care of these two important points ensures that the risks of scarring are minimised.

As mentioned earlier, infections are very unlikely using the methods proposed. Of course, if you used a laser or scalpel yourself you would need to take care of infections, but we hope no DIYer would venture to that extent to remove their Xanthelasma because this is not necessary.

 

 

Have your cholesterol levels checked first

If your cholesterol is high high then you should take action to lower it. It has been reported that some Xanthelasmas sufferers with high cholesterol levels, managed to treat their Xanthelasmas by simply lowering their cholesterol. In some cases this was done by mere calorie restriction, in others by taking cholesterol lowering drugs. Not everyone managed to have their Xanthelasmas to disappear but some people experienced complete disappearance of their Xanthelasma.

We recommend lowering cholesterol by adopting calorie restriction first. Cholesterol lowering drugs should be prescribed by your doctor.  If your Xanthelasmas do not improve by doing so at least you have reduced your likelihood of heard disease.

Some of the people developing Xanthelasmas have normal cholesterol levels. Therefore lowering cholesterol is highly unlikely to work for them.

 

Try Garlic Xanthelasma Treatment second

We would like to point the DIYers enthusiasts to Garlic Treatment first. This is because Garlic is ubiquitous and virtually harmless(unless the garlic juice is in direct contact with the eyes).  Please note that throughout our experience of treating Xanthelasma we have not yet found the scientific proof this treatment’s efficacy. However people keep asking us about it.

We have tried it on a few of our clients and it was not effective. However some people in blogs insist it is effective, others say it did not work for them. But you can give it a try first, if you like.

So how to do it?

All you are trying to accomplish is to have the garlic juice to be in direct contact with your Xanthelasmas for 10 to 15 minutes once or twice a week.

So peel the garlic and crush it to make a fragrant juice out of it. Then you can apply the juice onto your Xanthelasma using a small handkerchief for 10 to 15 minutes or so. Make sure that you will never allow the juice to get into your eyes because this could potentially damage your vision permanently, so be careful. In case of contact with the eyes rinse generously with tap water. (Remember, what is natural might not be completely harmless. Lemon for example is natural but if the juice gets into your eyes it could blind you).

After that the area where you applied the garlic juice may redden and swell. When the skin returns to normal you can repeat the process. Some people reported that the Xanthelasma progressively faded after each treatment until. Some others, like us, reported no improvement whatsoever.

Unfortunately there are no studies to back any claims concerning garlic efficacy in the treatment of Xanthelasma and no sources could be independently verified as yet.  Said that garlic for Xanthelasma treatment is worth at least a try.

 

 

Specialized peels 

Should the above have not worked, do not despair! The above was just a try. The following will work!

The use of very specialized cosmetic peels to chemically ablate Xanthelasma has been used for many years and it does work! It will work because this is science. There are many research papers where scientists are researchers have used peels to remove Xanthelasma. You can find the links as you read on this web page.  Remember what we said about dermatological treatments of skin lesions…. “in order not to leave scarring we have to leave the dermis unaffected”.

Trichloroacetic acid has been used in clinics for a long time to successfully ablate and remove Xanthelasma. There are many research papers backing the use of this type of acids for the effective removal of Xanthelasma.  Glycolic acid is another good candidate for a successful Xanthelasma treatment and removal . Also other many other cosmetic peels are very effective in the treatment of Xanthelasma. In a cosmetic clinic the dermatologist will select the best peel based on the type of Xanthelasma and skin type.

Not only has this type of treatment been used in many clinics for years, but also numerous research papers have confirmed the effectiveness of cosmetic peels to treat and remove Xanthelasma. The results are repeatable and consistent, therefore this is

In order to ablate the Xanthelasma within a useful time-frame, strong acid concentrations are used for the treatment. The normal concentrations in cosmetic peel creams are not aggressive enough to ablate the Xanthelasma quickly enough.

In science, when we find the cause of a desired effect, in order to reproduce the effect we have to reproduce  the cause that produced it. In other words, given that this treatment is effective in clinics it is also effective in your own home if you use the same principles used in the clinics. So what is used in clinics?

In cosmetic clinics TCA and  other peels are the preferred options for treating Xanthelasma. After all, all we are doing is “ablation” remember? This can be done in many different ways, using acids, laser and so on. Also remember that we do not want to leave scarring at the end of the treatment. In order to avoid scarring we have to leave the dermis unaffected!

Now the only problem we have is that the acid used to ablate Xanthelasma have to be in concentration between 50% and 95% to be effective. These acids are potent “ablators“! And the wrong acid type or the wrong concentration for your Xanthelasma or skin-type could potentially affect the dermis. Also using highly fluid solutions could be dangerous to your eyes….

So if you are determined to be doing it yourself, and you are determined not to seek specialist advice you could be placing your skin and your eyes under unnecessary risk. So although you can purchase acids cheaply from the Internet we STRONGLY recommend you to consult a specialist first.

Within the price of the XanthRemover we help you by providing the best gel formulation for your Xanthelasma and skin type. Also included in the XanthRemover price you have our professional service, so should you have any question or concern we will be happy to help you thoughtout your treatment.  In this way you can remove your Xanthelasma effectively, without taking unnecessary risks and you can do it from the comfort of your own home, with all our support.

So to summarize, you can purchase peels from the Internet, a local laboratory or Pharmacy for a very low price. The peel concentration vary from 50% to 95% depending on your Xanthelasma and skin type.  The type of peel selection and the other ingredients also depend on your skin type.

Unfortunately the cheap peels you find in Amazon.com, Ebay usually come in fluid solutions and not a gel as required for the safe removal of Xanthelasma. Additionally these cheap peels are not conceived for this application and they lack the important additives in order to make them suitable and safe for home use.

What type of peel  should you use? This depends from your skin type, your age and type of xanthelasma. You can choose TCA, Glycolic acid, Mandelic acid, Pyruvic acid etc. If you use the wrong formulation your skin on your eyelids and around your eyes could have permanent scars.

What concentrations should you use? Again this depends from your skin type, your age and type of xanthelasma. If you use the wrong concentration  you  ca easily scar your skin on your eyelids and around your eyes.

How long should you keep the Gel for? This depends on the type of formulation you are using, your skin type and Xanthelasma. If you keep a strong peel for too long it could lead to permanent damage to the skin around your eyes.

 Should you use a Neutralizer? TCA solutions should require the use of neutralizers. If the right neutralizer is not used at the right time, the risks to the eyes are quite important because the effects of standard TCA solutions cannot be stopped by wiping it off. You require the  use of the right neutralizer and at the right time.

Should you have any question throughout the treatment you will have no support from the place you purchased the peel.

So you can try to do it all by yourself. However, given the above risks, we strongly recommend  you to seek specialist advice before trying any Strong Peels on your own skin! It does not matter whether the advice comes from Areton through the XanthRemover or other specialists, as long as you are advised by specialists.

 

 

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