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Xanthelasma Treatment in Mumbai


Xanthelasma is a bright yellow spot of cholesterol deposits under the skin. It is most common around the inner canthus of the eyelid, more often on the upper lid than the lower lid. Xanthelasma is more frequent in middle-aged and older adults and is caused by excessive levels of cholesterol or other lipids in the blood.
The patches do not fade away on their own. It will either stay the same size or increase gradually over time.

Consult your Dermatologist Dr. Deepam Shah if you find growths on your eyelids and want them removed.


What are the causes of Xanthelasma?

  • High LDL (bad) or Low HDL (good) cholesterol in blood.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis is a kind of liver disease that may cause high cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • The rise might also be linked to other cardiac disorders, such as diabetes and obesity.
  • Smoking.

When Should one visit a doctor?

When one notices early warning symptoms of cholesterol buildup on their blood vessels, they should consider seeing a doctor for Xanthelasma.
Xanthelasma may also be a marker of underlying vascular heart disease.
It may create sticky hard muck known as plaque in arteries if it is ignored.

Who are the Persons likely to Suffer from Xanthelasma:

  • Women are affected more than men
  • People between the ages of 30 and 50 were disproportionately affected.
  • People who smoke or are obese are more likely to suffer from this condition.
  • People with high blood pressure or diabetes are more likely to develop this condition.

What are the available therapy options?

Dietary restrictions, systemic medication, topical therapy, the use of energy-based devices, and surgery are among alternatives for treating xanthelasma.

  • Dietary restrictions: Maintaining correct lipid levels may only provide a modest impact in terms of reducing yellow plaques.
  • Topical treatment: Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy and chemical peels are examples of topical therapies (chemical cauterization).
  • Systemic treatment: Probucol and alirocumab are examples of systemic treatment. Probucol is an antioxidant that works by reducing LDL cholesterol oxidation. Alirocumab lowers cholesterol levels, which aids in the treatment of xanthelasma.
  • Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is an excellent therapeutic option for preventing the formation of yellow plaques.
  • Chemical Cauterization: Chlorinated acetic acids are quite successful in treating xanthelasma. Proteins are precipitated and clotted, while lipids are dissolved. The following acids are used: monochloroacetic acid, dichloroacetic acid, and trichloroacetic acid. These chemicals are administered in a circular pattern to cover the whole treatment area. It aids in the dissolution of the yellow plaques.
  • Laser Treatment:To eradicate the growth, several lasers such as CO2 lasers, Er:YAG lasers, Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers, Argon lasers, and others are utilized. The use of lasers is advocated because of enhanced hemostasis, greater visibility, speed, and the elimination of the necessity for suturing.
  • Surgery: Surgical removal of growth often aids in achieving great aesthetic results. For small linear lesions, excision is advised. Smaller bulging lesions are “uncapped” and excised, and the flap is then restored and sutured.

Do the treatment have any side effects?

Side effects are generally mild.

  • Skin color variations

Xanthelasma is normally harmless, however it may be distressing for some individuals. It might be an indication of a fundamental problem with one’s lipid levels. It might also be an indication of an underlying heart condition.

For the treatment of Xanthelasma, it is best to visit a registered dermatological clinic to treat this condition.

For more information & consultation on Xanthelasma treatment, visit VIVA Aesthetic Clinic at Opera House or contact us on 022 3573 1556 | 93245 89084 or simply fill in your name and number & one of our team member will get in touch with you soon. Our team of experts along with Dr. Deepam Shah, MD. DNB. FAM РDermatologist, Cosmetologist & Hair Transplant Surgeon, will help you out in understanding your problem and guide you through every stage of your treatment.

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