I have used the garlic on one of my Xanthoma. I was going to take before and after photo's but forgot. I was skeptical but tried it anyhow. The largest one under my eye bothered me the most as many people tried to tell my I had a smudge of makeup under my eye when I really don't wear makeup! It was annoying and embarrassing more for the person who said it than me. I used fresh garlic, peeled it and used small slices and left on for 10 minutes. It burns but I did not mind that. I did it for about 4 days and then it was raw and scabbed. I picked at the scab (I know I should not do that). Anyhow, once it healed up the xanthoma is so faded that no one ever comments on it as its hardly noticable. I will put a little make up on when I go out, but really don't have to. I think the garlic juice burns off the skin and then the fat can run out - probably much like laser. I also tried a method years ago of poking a sterile needle in one end and massaging it. It was a bit scary to do so close to the eye and do not recommend it. I massaged the xanthoma downward until a liquid fat squeezed out. Problem with that method is one - using a needle so close to the eye and two, it also hurt alot and the skin looked worse than when I used the garlic. I used the garlic in April and it is now September and looks fine. I am going to try the other two smaller ones one of these days. I also noticed that each time one of these Xanthoma's appeared was after I had gone on a high fat, high protein , low carb diet. I did it three times, lost weight and ended up with another xanthoma. I first thought it was a coincidence now I don't. I won't try and lose weight that way any more.
I use garlic and it works great. It will burn like an acid, dry the skin out, cause swelling, but within a week the xanthomas are cleared enough to cover with makeup. I have to do this about every 6 months.
Hi everybody, I tried the garlic method as well after reading all these posts and IT WORKS I couldn't believe it I actually cried, I tried my right eye 1st as I have 3 deposits there and I crushed the garlic with a garlic crusher placed it on the xanthelasmas twice a day for 10 minutes it did burn but well worth it, do it twice a day, I have now started doing my left eye. Hope this helps guys goodluck!
Hi I Have been using garlic for Xanthoma and it works for me!! I cannot express how happy I am now!!! Im 34 years old and they started appearing about a year ago :( My doc also told me the only way to get rid of them was to have cosmetic surgery!! Have 4 kids and do not have the money to do this.
Anyway I came across this post about using garlic, The only garlic we had in the house was the precrushed jars of it so I tried that first and It did not work! I then left it for about 4 months and noticed my xanthomas were getting bigger so I went to the shops and bought a bulb, Sliced of a small piece and held it on my xanthoma for about 5 mins twice a day for two days! I couldnt do it more than that as this time It stung and made my eyes swell up. A few days later it started to scab and yesterday the scabs fell off! And they are gone :) YIPPEEEEE!!!! GARLIC WORKS ITS AMAZING!!!!
Hi, I tried the garlic, cut them into thin slices and kept it on the Xanthed area for 15 min, morning/ evening (2 times) for 3 days. I would say 2 days are enough as I burned my skin due to the third day and it burned like hell.
But after that, the skin became dark(like burnt) and in few days started peeling off and then it became wrinkled and dry with white scaling, use a good moisturiser to keep the skin hydrated and not that much noticable(hides dryness and darkness).
It takes approx a week before the skin can become back to normal with slight roughness in skin remaining. Use Retin-A 0.5 or NEXret 0.1 gel every night after 1 week to make the skin smooth and remove the wrinkles.
What I can see is that this builds a layer of skin above the xanthed area and therefore the Xanth gets completely hidden below the layers.
Xantholema cure, garlic works.
I had xanthoma under each eye. I've tried laser 3 years ago and it has worked for one eye only.
I really wanted to get rid of it and so I had a go with garlic : nothing to loose anyway... Well, it works perfectly!!!!!!
I was a little bit upset because the scab was rather large after 3 applications and it took more than one week to disappear completely.
Thanks a lot for giving this method (and sorry for the mistakes : I'm French! ).
I decided to try this after remembering my grandmother used it on my sisters acne and it really does work!!! I've had to do my eyes on average about every three months, mine are bad, and for the first few days my eyes are very swollen but after that I can wear make up and it covers them up. It's also helped decrease the dark circles. I put vaseline on my eyes when the area gets "raw" appearing to keep them from scabbing over. Friends have been amazed at the difference.
For years I've had Xanthelasmas (fatty deposits) around the orbit of my eye. I've had them surgically removed several years ago but they soon returned. After reading of the many healing uses for garlic, I decided to give it a try. I cut medium sized cloves in half and applied the juice to the deposit. I would hold the clove on the affected area for 10-15 minutes using slight pressure. After about 5 minutes, I could feel a slight burn. I continued this regiment for 3 days. After each treatment the size of the deposit was reduced and finally dried up after 3 treatments. It appeared to draw the fat to the surface which I removed with tweezers on the 3rd day. Presently I'm continuing this process on the other deposits. I've found fresh oily garlic when cut works best. I'm quite happy with the results. It also provided relief from the pain and swelling. Thank you for clinic and my oppurtunity to contribute.