What is Xanthelasma?
Xanthelasma is the yellow discoloration on the eyelid/eye. They can be flat or raised slightly. They form when lipid or fat deposits accumulate beneath the skin.
What causes xanthelasma?
Some believe Xanthelasma is inherited and caused by high cholesterol levels. However, the actual cause could be due to other factors, such as inflammation, which causes xanthelasma.
What is the treatment for xanthelasma?
Xanthelasma does not disappear on its own. They either remain the same size or grow larger. While they are generally harmless, you may wish to have them removed for aesthetic reasons.
What are the treatments to remove xanthelasma?
Cryotherapy, laser, chemical peel, or cautery are used to remove the deposit from xanthelasma.
What can you do to avoid getting xanthelasma?
Manage your cholesterol levels through diet, exercise, and, in some cases, a cholesterol-lowering medication. This can help prevent the recurrence of xanthelasma and improve your overall health.