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Xanthelasma/ Cholesterol Eyelid Deposits

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  • default_titleXanthelasma (also known as xanthelasma palpebarum) represent fatty infiltration deposits of the skin leading to the formation of yellow plaques affecting the skin of the sides of the nose.
  • default_title They may develop spontaneously in some patients but in some patients may occur in connection with hypercholesterolaemia or hyperlipidaemia (high cholesterol/serum lipid levels). All patients who develop xanthelasma must therefore have their serum cholesterol levels measured by their GP to exclude these conditions. Patients with untreated hypercholesterolaemia/hyperlipidaemia are at a higher risk of suffering strokes and heart attacks.
  • default_titleXanthelasma can be removed when they prove to be a cosmetic issue for the patient.
  • default_titleSmall xanthelasma patches can be treated by laser treatment and chemical peels.
  • default_titleAlthough the vast majority of medium sized xanthelasma plaques may be treated with simple excision, larger xanthelasma plaques sometimes require eyelid reconstruction using skin flaps to avoid eyelid malposition.
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  • Xanthelasma/ Cholesterol Patches

    Xanthelasma Patches

  • 2 weeks following surgical excision.

    2 weeks following surgical excision.

  • Xanthelasma/ Cholesterol Patches

    Xanthelasma/ Cholesterol Patches

  • 2 weeks following surgical excision

    2 weeks following surgical excision

  • The scars will continue to disappear

    2 weeks following surgical excision. The incision scars disappear in time.

  • Xanthelasma/ Cholesterol Patches

    This lady had quite large Xanthelasma patches. In such cases it is often cosmetically better to remove these lesions as part of a modified upper lid blepharoplasty. Not only does it remove the cosmetically poor xanthelasma but it also gives a much neater final result and treats any upper lid hooding

  • A modified blepharoplasty treats the hooded eyelids and xanthelasma

    A modified blepharoplasty treats the hooded eyelids and xanthelasma

  • 6 weeks later

    6 weeks following modified blepharoplasty

  • 6 weeks later

    6 weeks after modified blepharoplasty. Note how well how the wounds have almost completely disappeared already.