What is Xanthelasma?

Xanthelasma is a common skin condition characterized by yellow, flat and fatty deposits that generally tend to form around the upper and lower inside corners of the eye. The fatty deposits are normally painless and can vary in size . Xanthelasma does not cause pain and is harmless and it does not cause any symptoms and usually patients attend our clinic for cosmetic reasons.

They can occur more often in woman than men and may possibly be hereditary, being caused by cells that uptake fat and deposit these from the microcirculation around the affected area to form a localized plaque.

Removal of Xanthelasma

The Yorkshire Skin Hospital offer two procedures for Xanthelasma removal under local anaesthetic.

  • Microcautery
  • Surgical excision

This being discussed in detail at your free consultation. The decision as to which is preferable is dependent on the individual case and advised by Dr Wright.

For further information about Xanthelasma Surgery please call The Yorkshire Skin Hospital to arrange your Free Consultation.

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