Xanthelasma is caused by a collection of yellowish cholesterol deposits underneath the skin around the eyes often forming a solid plaque. Although they are not harmful, their appearance can be upsetting. We can successfully treat these for you at Inskin
It is thought that high cholesterol levels or high blood pressure can cause the lesions. It can also be hereditary. Although this make up must be applied every day, the result can be extremely encouraging.
These yellow deposits or plaques are soft or hard yellow patches on the inside corners of your eyelids and can be upper or lower eyelid or both. Even though xanthelasma itself won’t hurt you, it could be a sign that you’re at higher risk for heart disease or high cholesterol levels and it is advised that a doctor checks levels for you.
Most people with this blemmish are middle aged or older and it is more common in women than in men.
About half of people with xanthelasma have high cholesterol. You’re more likely to get these growths if you have:
- High LDL (“bad”) cholesterol or low HDL (“good”) cholesterol
- Inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia)
- Liver disease called primary biliary cirrhosis
Xanthelasma usually won’t go away on its own. The growths will either stay the same size or get bigger over time. At Inskin we treat the blemish with Advanced Procedures using diathermy (electrology) which is extremely effective and considered by the NHS as 100% efffective. There is also less risk of scarring than other methods of removal such as surgery and is a more precise treatment than laser or cryotherapy therefore considered a safer method taking into account that the affected area is normally very close to the eyes
The method involves inserting a very fine probe precisely into the cholesterol deposits and dissolving them. Scabbing is expected and once healed the skin is a cleaner clearer skin.
More than one treatment may be necessary depending on depth of xantha within the skin and the extremities of cholesterol levels.
- 2 small areas or less £70
- 2 areas or more inclusive of large xantha £120