Uri (Maine) on 09/04/2015: Let me say that the garlic treatment works very well and is a hell of a lot cheaper than laser surgery. I started by cutting up small slices of garlic and placing it on the xanthelasma for about 10-15 min. At fist it did appear to get larger but after about 4 days it began to decrease in size. I felt that the slices were not effective enough so I decided to crush a clove of garlic using the side of my chefs knife and then absorbed the oil/juices on the knife and clove with a q tip and applied to the area. This had a dramatic effect and results were noticeable the following day. I applied at night and only for a few min and showered in the morning so I didn't smell like an Italian restaurant at work.
My only guess is that the people who can't get this to work don't have xanthelasma or did not treat it long enough. I will warn you that there will be a stinging sensation while the garlic is applied but I did not find it as painful as some have described and it became more pronounced when I improvised how the garlic was applied. I recommend starting slow like I did but I have no basis for that recommendation other than common sense. My only guess as to why there is no scientific evidence/studies to back this treatment is because there are no profits to be gained by the medical community if it's proven valid.
Kei (Japan) on 06/07/2014: I have read your lil problem about xanthelasma and I can prove that it's giving me some respite and cure for this disease. Mine is found on the corner upper right side on my nose bridge...my cholesterol and lipids are fine and I think my xanthelasma was caused by too much stress and depression. its been 4 years now that my xanthe was under control due to my using garlic. I used just plain garlic by mashing it finely until juices comes out.. then I washed the affected area patted it dry with clean towel then prepare a ..band aid for cuts where I cut a small plain tape enough to cover a lil part of a mashed garlic then taped it on the affected area . I did it in the morning until the following morning, then removed the tape, wash the affected area gently.. then at night I will do it again ..just tiny part of the mashed garlic, taped it on the affected area again until the following morning.you have to do it until the skin is red and burning ..then once it's red and burning, leave it to dry and dried skin together with the xanthe will fall off. The yellow fat is still there inside the skin but its no longer growing but under control. and altho the yellow fat can be seen deep down under the skin it doesnt worry me because it looks smooth and no bumps as I'm wearing eyeglasses and eye shadows. and as many readers here told me that xanthe will come back any time soon, I'm trying not to be stress and depressed. It's been 4 years now that xanthe hasn't grown back yet..Thank you for the home remedy..Garlic..
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Zbaev (Bulgaria) on 01/12/2014: Hello Folks, first of all I would like to thank everyone for the great posts and feed back here. I've found many useful remedies here. I am currently in a process of treating my xanthelasma spots with garlic. I have two spots, one under each eye. The one is about 1.5cm long by 0.5mm wide; the other one is about 0.5cm long by 0.3mm wide. The first one appeared about 5 years ago and it slowly grew to the size I mentioned above, the other one appeared in a mean time. The reason for mine is very high cholesterol readings 9.6 (European measurements) where 5.2 is the acceptable benchmark. I didn't want to start taking any meds so I began looking for other natural alternatives. I am currently doing the liver cleanse program. I've done 4 cleanses so far. I am planning to do a few more before I get my blood tested again to see if the results are better. Anyways, I am in a day four of applying row garlic on my xanths and would like to point out something here for the people who haven't done it yet and may be confused as I was. We learn as we go. I've read people's comments in here and was wondering why I am not getting the same results. I was doing it for 3 days, and not getting to the point where the skin burns. First I cut the clove to halves and applied to the spots for 10 min. then 20 min. twice a day; it didn't work, It didn't even sting much. Then I chopped the garlic - a little better, but still not enough. Then on the third day, I've decided to go out and buy a different garlic. I bought 3 different kinds and tried it out. I've noticed that the sting and burn sensation was all different. Finally I picked the one that stings the most and continue using just that one. In a few applications in just one day my eyes got dark red and swollen and finally felt that something is working there. So for those who wrote in here that garlic did not work for them I'll put this in caps: IF YOU DON'T GET THE BURN AND STING SENSATION CHANGE THE GARLIC DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME. Apparently the garlic is not the same around the globe. If I stayed with the first brand of garlic that I had, I wouldn't have seen any results at all. So on my day 4 now, which is actually day 1 with the strong garlic I am defiantly seeing a difference. I'll report back in a few days with the results.