How to treat xanthelasma?
Hello, my mother in law is 65 years old. Doctor said that she has got xanthelasma. She has slightly elevated yellowish growth around the eyelids. That is the reason she went to see a doctor. Please some one suggest that how to treat this.
@litti Xanthelasma (also known as xanthelasma palpebra) is a well-circumscribed flat or slightly elevated yellowish growth that typically occurs on or around the eyelids. It is made up of cholesterol deposits that accumulate underneath the skin and is usually an obvious clinical diagnosis. The lesions are not harmful and generally are not painful or itchy. About half of patients with xanthelasma have elevated lipid levels that are commonly associated with hereditary forms of high cholesterol or certain liver diseases. The other half of patients have normal cholesterol levels. Xanthelasma are more commonly associated with patients of Asian or Mediterranean descent. Some small studies suggest that xanthelasma may be a risk factor for death from coronary heart disease, even if cholesterol levels are normal. However, more studies are needed to confirm this. The patches probably won't go away on their own. They’ll either stay the same size or grow over time. If you're worried about how they look, you can have them removed. Your doctor can do that with one of these methods: Dissolve the growth with medicine, freeze it off with intense cold (they’ll call this cryosurgery), Remove it with a laser, Take it off with surgery, Treat it with an electric needle.