What is Xanthelasma?
Xanthelasma is a formation of white spots around the eye. Sometimes the spots develop into larger patches, or are more yellow in colour.
These spots are a type of plaque formed by cells which have uptaken fat from the bloodstream and deposited it at the skin. They form over the upper or lower eyelids, most often near the inner corner of the eye.
What are my options for Xanthelasma Removal?
The primary route for Xanthelasma Removal is to have a surgical excision (removal). This is carried out by one of our Consultant Plastic Surgeons at our clinics in Leeds and Harrogate.
Treatment is brief and carried out under local anaesthetic.
We can begin your Xanthelasma treatment with an Online Consultation. Our highly experienced nurses and surgeons will review your details and photos. In many cases this allows you to book straight in for your surgical procedure without needing an initial appointment.
Xanthelasma Removal Prices
|Online Consultation – if you would like to book straight in||Click Here|
|Consultation with Nurse||FREE|
|Surgical Removal||from £350|
|Per Additional Surgical Removal||£250|
Who carries out this procedure
What causes Xanthelasma?
The formation of Xanthelasma around the eye can be indicative of high blood levels of cholesterol. We would advise that patients with Xanthelasma see their GP to get your cholesterol levels checked. However there is little evidence that treatment of high cholesterol by medication, diet change or weight loss will affect Xanthelasma spots or patches that have already formed. Most patients who address an underlying cause in this way will still require surgical treatment to remove the existing plaque spots.
Xanthelasma formation can also be hereditary.
Should I be concerned about Xanthelasma?
The condition in itself is medically harmless as long as any causes identified by your GP are addressed. The spots around the eyes can look strange and so we offer Xanthelasma Removal at both of our clinics.