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What is xanthelasma?

Xanthelasma are yellow patches usually on the upper and lower eyelids that are made of cholesterol on the skin. Even though they cannot hurt you, xanthelasma can be a sign of high cholesterol in your bloodstream.

Who affects and how does it present?

Xanthelasma most commonly occurs in middle-aged or elderly people who usually may have high levels of lipids in their bloodstream. It’s more common in women than in men. Xanthelasma presents as a well-circumscribed flat or slightly elevated yellowish growth that typically occurs on or around the eyelids.

How Is It Treated?

The patches probably won’t go away on their own. They’ll either stay the same size or grow over time. Methods of removal at Dr Sakkas clinic includes, lasers, skin surgery, peelings and cryotherapy.

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