Xanthelasma Removal

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


Advanced Xanthelasma


It is thought that high cholesterol levels or high blood pressure can cause the lesions.  It can also be hereditary.

These yellow deposits or plaques are soft or hard yellow patches around 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 blemish 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:


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% effective.  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 stroking 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.  Please note, due to the very nature of xanthelasma and its positioning around the delicate eye area, it may be that there is some of the xanthalasma deeper in the tissue that has not been possible to treat in one treatment, this is not known until approximately 4 weeks after treatment.

More than one treatment may be necessary depending on depth of xantha within the skin and the extremities of cholesterol levels.

Please also note that xanthelasma can be managed but not necessarily cured.  It can and often will reoccur especially if you are showing high cholesterol levels.  The good news is that it can be greatly diminished or removed for a good length of a time and indefinitely.



Xanthelasma greatly dimished after 1 treatment



  • 2 small areas or less per treatment (1cm or less) £150 (Course of 3 £400)
  • 2 areas or more inclusive of large xantha per treatment £250 (Course of 3 £650)
  • please note, it is possible that 1-3 initial treatments are required to capture the deeper xanthelasma £