Elimination of Xanthelasma
The eyelid xanthelasma is produced around the eyelids and it´s appearance could be related to a metabolic syndrome or hypercholesterolemia and consists of some yellowing plaques which appear around the periorbital area.
A few of these disorders are:
- Certain cancers
- Inherited metabolic disorders such us hypercholestoremia familiar
They are of the nature of small fatty deposits beneath the surface of the skin whose diameter varies from tiny to 7,5 cm. Bilateral, that is to say they appear in both eyes.
These deposits may appear in any part of the body but generally the elbows, joints ,knees, hands feet and gluteus are most common.
Eyelid xanthelasma is a type of xanthoma which appears on the eyelid and can occur without any underliying medical complaint. Is not necessarily associated with lipids or high colesterol.
The removal of xanthelasmas is effected by minor surgery using local anesthetic. Hospitalization not neccesary.