Xanthelasma are white plaques or spots that develop around the eyes.
The treatment involves surgical removal which can be done here in the clinic on a walk-in, walk-out basis, and this is something we can do with our see and treat service when you can have your xanthelasma removed on the same day as your consultation.
Xanthelasma are cholesterol deposits and so it is important that you have your cholesterol checked as they could indicate high levels of cholesterol which may predispose to heart disease.
It is possible to have a xanthelasma with a normal cholesterol level, but it is worth getting this checked out with your GP.
Removal of any skin lesions will leave scars, but because of the position of xanthelasma which are normally around the eye, scars in this area heal so well that they can be difficult to see.
There are natural lines and creases around the eyelids which are formed by the eyelids opening and closing, and as plastic surgeons we aim to hide our scars in these natural lines, so that once they have settled they blend in with the facial features and are almost invisible even when you look closely.
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