Xanthelasma Palpebrarum Treatments
These small deposits of cholesterol underneath the skin usually appear as yellow or white spots around the eye area. Although they are harmless and generally painless, they can be disfiguring.
They are more common in women rather than men or children, and also in people of Asian origin as well as those from the Mediterranean region. They tend to stay around the same size; although sometimes they can grow bigger, they never become smaller.
While cosmetically they can be annoying, they do not cause pain, itching or inflammation and aren’t related to cancer or other serious problems.
How is Xanthelasma treated?
This unsightly condition can be removed with our advanced Fotona Er: Yag Laser. The procedure involves resurfacing the area that is affected and removing the lesion.
What can I expect from the treatment?
Immediately after the laser treatment, a small, attrition-like wound appears in the treated area. Soon a small scab will form. The Erbium YSGG Laser causes a superficial wound to the skin that takes seven to ten days to heal.
Most healing wounds simply need to be kept clean by daily washing with cool water. Your doctor may ask you to use an anti-bacterial ointment for a short period of time (three to five days).
The treated area will be sensitive to the sun for some months and you should use a sunscreen of SPF 30 for about six months.