Xanthelasma is sharp yellow patch deposits of cholesterol underneath the skin. It most commonly occurs near the inner canthus of the eyelid, more often on the upper lid than the lower lid. Occurred usually because of high levels of cholesterol or other fats in the blood, Xanthelasma is more common to people who are middle-aged or older.
It is difficult for the patches to fade away on their own. It will either remain of the same size or will gradually grow over time. If you notice growths on your eyelids and want them removed, you can visit Royal Lush, Saket one of the best skincare clinic in Delhi NCR.
The right time to get rid of Xanthelasma is when you start having a problem. At Royal Lush, we mastered the art of aesthetics. We can aesthetically enhance your face by removing Xanthelasma to have a clear face.
Ignoring this problem can be fatal as the growth may lead to heart disease, heart attack, or even a stroke. Various reasons are linked to Xanthelasma like Obesity, Diabetes, High BP, Smoking among various others.
When Should I Go to the Doctor?
One should think of visiting a doctor for Xanthelasma when they start witnessing early warning signs that cholesterol has started building upon their blood vessels.
If underestimated, it can form sticky hard gunk known as plaque in arteries. Popularly known as Atherosclerosis, it can lead to heart diseases or end up giving a stroke or heart attack.
People who are likely to suffer from Xanthelasma:
- Majorly caused in women
- Majorly occurred to people between the age of 30 - 50 years
- Common in people who are smokers or obese
- Common to people who have high BP or Diabetes
How to get rid of Xanthelasma?
There are several ways to get rid of Xanthelasma. These include:
- Cryotherapy - Freezing lesions with Liquid Nitrogen
- Laser Ablation
- Surgical Excision
- Electrodesiccation - Destruction of lesions with an electric needle
- Chemical Cauterization - Applying Topical agent like Trichloroacetic acid to dissolve plaques
You can visit Royal Lush Skin & Hair Clinic where Dr Syed, who is one of the best & renowned dermatologist will guide you with the right treatment.
Are there any side effects of the treatment?
There aren't any major side effects. But there can be some side effects:
- Changes in the skin colour
- Turned-out eyelid
- It can gradually regrow if one has inherited high cholesterol
Xanthelasma is usually harmless but can be disturbing to many people. It can be a sign of an underlying issue with one's lipid levels. It can also be a sign of early warning for heart diseases. So it is advisable to visit a certified dermatology clinic and consult an experienced skincare specialist for the treatment of Xanthelasma.