Xanthelasma or xanthelasma palprebrarum is a skin condition that develops unsightly flat yellowish growths underneath and immediately above the skin surface, usually around the eyelids. Xanthelasma is usually seen in people with high cholesterol or other fat levels in the blood. This skin lesion can be hereditary, so where there is no family history of Xanthelasma, it appearance indicates dangerous levels of cholesterol and lipids in the body.

Following the specialists’ research, it seems that Xanthelasma occurs in people regardless of race and sex, however women tend to be more frequently affected by it than men, and on a time line, most individuals seem to develop Xanthelasma in middle age. The symptoms are extremely visible, Xanthelasma ranging in size from 2-30 mm, presenting distinct borders; the skin lesion doesn’t usually fade or disappear on its own but tends to grow larger, more numerous and nodular.

Xanthelasma is painless, doesn’t itch nor is it tender, people suffering from this skin conditions being mostly preoccupied by its unaesthetic aspect.
The specialists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic in Leamington Spa recommend a GP or specialist consultation first of all, to make sure that your skin lesion is indeed Xanthelasma – a skin biopsy (usually punch biopsy) may also be required. Xanthelasma can be removed with a chemical peel, usually with trichloroacetic acid, surgery, laser therapy or cryotherapy. This (Xanthelasma removal) will be done by our highly experienced cosmetic surgeon Mr Azad.

The procedure takes about 30 minutes to an hour and will be done under local anesthesia. Radio surgery may or may not be used. Renew Skin & Health Clinic benefits from our highly experienced surgeons, like Mr. Azad and the last generation technology from the removal of Xanthelasma: surgical devices, Nd:Yag, IPL or Mosaic lasers, CryoPen therapy and so on.

Schedule your consultation at our cosmetic and health clinic in Leamington Spa and get rid of this unaesthetic skin condition in no time!