Xanthelasma Removal At Zoe Medical
If you’ve seen hints of yellow bumps around your eyes, there’s no need to panic. It’s a relatively rare but harmless condition: Xanthelasma, which happens when you have overly high cholesterol levels. Understandably, those with xanthelasma will try to remove these cholesterol deposits for cosmetic reasons.
At Zoe Medical, we offer a variety of ways to get rid of xanthelasma, including surgical excision, fractional CO2 laser and chemical peels. Read on to find out more about these different treatments and which will work best to remove xanthelasma.
What is Xanthelasma?
As a yellowish deposit of cholesterol, xanthelasma makes an appearance on or around your eyelids. They occasionally develop symmetrically and are likely to grow slowly over time, sometimes even joining together to form a mass lump. While unsightly, these cholesterol-filled bumps or lesions are typically harmless and not at all painful—it wouldn’t impact your vision, nor are they cancerous.
These are not to be confused with Milia Seeds, which are small bumps that appear around or under your eyes.
While xanthelasma appears as yellow growths from the buildup of cholesterol, milia seeds are white or skin-coloured spots that happen due to trapped keratin.
Xanthelasma will not go away on its own and will need to be professionally treated for removal. For some, it might even cause droopy eyelids and in the more severe cases, it might be difficult to open or close your eyes.
How does Xanthelasma occur?
Xanthelasma isn’t a common condition, but those diagnosed typically have high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, or other lipids. Yet, it might also occur in those with normal cholesterol. Other risk factors? It’s more prevalent in women than men and most often develops during middle age.
Those who are frequent smokers, overweight, or have high blood pressure or diabetes are also more prone to developing xanthelasma. Since xanthelasma isn’t something that can be solved simply by a good diet and medication, many will turn towards professional treatment to help remove these unsightly bumps.
Removing xanthelasma at Zoe Medical
The first step to removing xanthelasma will be seeking out a clinic, such as Zoe Medical, for a personalised consultation. Our experienced staff will offer possible treatment options for your condition, whether surgical excision, CO2 laser or chemical peels.
As one of the most popular ways to remove Xanthelasma, surgical excision is a recommended treatment for those looking for a viable fix—it removes all lesions in a single procedure. While all surgical procedures leave scars, those with smaller linear lesions should have their scars blend right in with the surrounding eyelid tissue.
However, there might be a chance of Xanthelasma returning even after surgery, especially if the cholesterol deposits are penetrated deeply into the skin layers. In such instances, we recommend repeated treatments.
Fractional CO2 Laser
While a fractional CO2 laser is a non-surgical procedure often used for treating wrinkled and saggy skin, it can also help remove xanthelasma. The yellow lesions will be lasered off layer by layer under local anesthesia so it’ll be over before you know it — it’s known for its preciseness in destroying the cholesterol-filled deposits with no scarring whatsoever.
Bear in mind that side effects include depigmentation of the skin, which will be more noticeable if you have darker skin, along with hyperpigmentation. Like surgical excision, xanthelasma might still return after the use of CO2 laser and it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
As a non-invasive treatment, chemical peels help remove Xanthelasma by revealing the new skin underneath. Using such peels with varying levels of trichloroacetic acid will remove the top surface layer of the skin, and penetrate through to dissolve the cholesterol deposit. One plus is that it’s more affordable, especially when compared to surgical procedures but it does involve multiple sessions.
Choosing Zoe Medical for Xanthelasma removal
Since xanthelasma is a relatively rare condition, it’s not always easy to find the best ways to treat these yellow cholesterol-filled bumps around your eyes. With Zoe Medical, our experienced staff will provide you with a personalised consultation where you can learn about the most viable treatments that are tailored specially for you.
Surgical removal, fractional CO2 laser or chemical peels—whichever it is, it’ll help remove your Xanthelasma while giving you an immediate confidence boost.
We also offer a range of other aesthetic treatments, ranging from botox to hair restoration. Here are some of our popular treatments to help with the following concerns:
- Neck rejuvenation
- Droopy eyelids, eye bags and wrinkles
- Muscle contouring
- Face rejuvenation – lifting and shaping
Since we constantly invest in the latest medical technology, you can rest assured that whichever treatment plan we recommend, you will reach your aesthetic goals in no time.
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Address: #03-07/08 Camden Medical Centre, One Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248649
Telephone: 6836 6035 or 9147 6430
Xanthelasma Removal At Zoe Medical
All information provided is purely for educational purposes only and does not constitute as medical advice.