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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

Picture of Xanthelasma. Xanthelasma: Tiny (1-2 mm) yellowish plaques that are slightly raised on the skin surface of the upper or lower eyelids.

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.

 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)


Why Choose Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

At ACM We Make The Process Easy
Consistent Treatment by the Same Doctor Every Time
Exceptional After Care
Open Until 6pm Weekdays and Until 2pm Saturday for Your Convenience
Friendly Professional Service
Reduced Injection Pain for Your Comfort

Our Commitments

Our commitment to you is to provide you with the highest standard of service, treatment and patient care. You will always receive personal attention and treatment from Dr Rahma Targett each and every time you visit us.

Dr Targett will take the time to listen to your cosmetic needs and provide you with sound advice and realistic expectations. We will work with you to develop a plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.  Dr Targett will take the time to explain the procedure and provide you with expectations of the outcomes.

Following your treatment, we will provide you with the aftercare and advice that you deserve.  At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, you will have the peace of mind that you are being treated by a qualified doctor in aesthetic medicine.

Dr Targett and her team will provide you with everything you need to achieve your aesthetic and health goals.

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Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

Unit 58/41-47 Melbourne St

North Adelaide

SA. 5006

Ph: 0403 690 031

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