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I have white bags under my eyes. they will not go away...look

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I have white bags under my eyes. they will not go away...look like i left my sunglasses on but i havent and its been weeks.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  doctornihil replied 8 years ago.
The condition you have is likely xanthelasma, this is a condition of cholesterol deposits under your eyes, giving light yellow or white coloration.
You should get your cholesterol level checked.
The treatment ofcourse includes reduction of high cholesterol by medication.
If your cholesterol level is normal, then the cause is unknown.
Treatment includes laser treatment, excision, electrodesiccation or topical trichloroacetic acid application.
Please see a dermatologist to choose the best treatment option for you.
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