Xanthelasma Removal - Adelaide
Xanthelasma are flat, yellow-to-gray plaques which are normally found on the eyelids and periorbital skin region. They are a lipid-rich deposition consisting mainly of cholesterol. They do not normally cause any pain. They can range in size from two to thirty millimeters. They are flat and are usually symmetrical. They will often grow in size and number over time.
One-half of the patients presenting with Xanthelasma will have high lipid levels. Their presence will justify a comprehensive physical examination, patient history as well evaluation of your fasting plasma lipid levels.
Xanthelasma is a benign condition that never leads to serious consequences. However, it is cosmetically bothersome to most people. Patients that present with it, usually wish to have it removed.
Dr Targett has vast experience in the removal of xanthelasma as well as many other types of skin lesion removal.
Dr. Targett at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine has vast experience at removing skin lesions. She will be able to advise you on the best treatment options, determine the underlying causes of your Xanthelasma and provide the aftercare that you deserve.
How it works
What is the cause of Xanthelasma?
A xanthelasma is sometimes a symptom of a more serious underlying condition, such as dyslipidemia, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, liver disease, or diabetes. Anyone developing cholesterol deposits around the eyes should speak to a doctor.
What are the ways to remove Xanthelasma?
Dissolve the growth with medicine.
– Freeze it off with intense cold (he’ll call this cryosurgery)
-Remove it with a laser.
– Take it off with surgery.
– Treat it with an electric needle (you might hear this called electrodesiccation)
Before & After
Dr Rahma Targett
Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide. She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques. At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.
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Can Xanthelasma go away by itself?
Once present, xanthelasma does not usually go away on its own. In fact, lesions frequently grow larger and more numerous. Xanthelasma is usually not itchy or tender. Individuals with xanthelasma are usually most concerned with their cosmetic appearance.
What does Xanthelasma look like?
Picture of Xanthelasma. Xanthelasma: Tiny (1-2 mm) yellowish plaques that are slightly raised on the skin surface of the upper or lower eyelids.
How to avoid getting Xanthelasma?
Lowering your cholesterol may also help you to avoid getting xanthelasma.
– Managing your cholesterol
avoid smoking and limit your alcohol consumption.
– Maintain a healthy weight.
exercise at least 30 minutes most days of the week.
– Limit your consumption of saturated fats, which are found in things like butter.