What is a xantelasma?
A xantelasma is a soft cholesterol deposit of a whitish-yellowish colour. It is located above or under eyelids.
What causes a xantelasma?
They are often found in individuals with high cholesterol or triglycerides. It can also be the consequence of several ailments which imply an increase of lipids in the blood (pancreatitis, diabetes and hypothyroidism).
Who is more likely to be affected by xantelasmas?
People of both sexes can be, but women are more affected than men.
How can a xantelasma be eliminated?
It can be removed either surgically or, better, by soft surgery with a Plexr, inasmuch as this does not leave any scar.
After removal, can a xantelasma form again?
Yes. After a treatment it is quite possible that a xantelasma appears again, even if the level of lipids is not high. To eliminate it, a new treatment is necessary.