If you have yellowish, fatty patches around the inner corners of your eyelids, these are likely to be xanthelasma. It is a condition in which deposits of cholesterol develop under the skin. They usually affect adults in middle-age or older.
Fortunately, the condition itself is always benign and harmless. However, we always recommend you seek further medical advice as xanthelasma can be linked to high cholesterol levels or lipid problems, and that may require further investigation.
If you are looking to eliminate the appearance of xanthelasma, one of the treatments we offer is PlexR. This is a safe, non- surgical and effective method for tackling this condition. There is no scarring after this procedure. Our doctor will be able to discuss its benefits with you during a comprehensive, no-obligation consultation.
Anyone can develop this condition but you are more at risk if:
- You are a woman
- You are between the ages of 30-50
- You are of asian or mediterranean descent
- You are a smoker
- You are obese
- You have high blood pressure
- You have diabetes
- You have high lipid levels
Whilst treatments are effective, there is a likelihood of recurrence and multiple sessions of treatment are required. Your lifestyle can help support treatment, avoiding smoking, limiting your alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight, having regular exercise and limiting intake of saturated fats can help.