What is Xanthelasma?

Xanthelasma is a skin condition identified as yellow deposits under the skin of the inner corner of the eyes. It is relatively harmless and does not affect eye sight.

Causes behind xanthelasma can be lipid disorder or fatty deposits - mostly cholesterol, genetic disorder or side-effects of some medical treatments. Appearance of xanthelasma may be associated with liver issues, heart disease, cholesterol or other serious concerns.

What are the treatment options available?

Depending upon the size and location of the lesion, treatment options are:

  • Surgical excision
  • Microcautery treatment

The procedure of xanthelasma removal is simple and quick. First, your surgeon will numb the area with an injection of anesthetic solution. The xanthelasma is then gently removed, leaving you with minimal to no scarring.

Xanthelasma removal aftercare & recovery

Your eyes will be swollen for 2-3 days with slight bruising. You will be able to resume most normal daily activities the next day. The healing process will be completed in about two weeks.