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Xanthelasma are small, yellowish bumps that appear around the eyes, often on the upper eyelids. While harmless, they can be a cosmetic concern for many people.

Understanding Xanthelasma
These bumps are caused by deposits of cholesterol trapped under the skin. Xanthelasma can be a sign of high cholesterol levels, although not everyone with high cholesterol will develop them. It’s important to consult with Dr. Patel to discuss any underlying cholesterol concerns.

Xanthelasma Removal Options
Fortunately, several safe and effective methods can remove xanthelasma:

  • Surgical Excision: This is the most common approach. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon numbs the area and removes the xanthelasma with a scalpel. Stitches may be used to close the incision.
  • Laser Removal: CO2  lasers can vaporize the xanthelasma with minimal bleeding. This option may be suitable for smaller lesions.
  • Microcautery: A tiny probe with a heated tip is used to remove the xanthelasma. This method offers precise control and minimal scarring.
  • Chemical Peels: Medical grade chemical peels can be used to destroy the xanthelasma.

Choosing the Right Treatment
The best method for you depends on factors like the size and number of xanthelasma, your skin type, and your cosmetic goals. It’s crucial to schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Parth Patel to discuss your options and determine the most suitable approach.

Benefits of Xanthelasma Removal

  • Improved Appearance: Removing xanthelasma can significantly enhance the look of your eyes and boost your confidence.
  • Early Intervention: Addressing xanthelasma early can minimize scarring and ensure optimal results.

Considering Xanthelasma Removal?

If you’re bothered by xanthelasma, you don’t have to live with them. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel discuss your specific situation and explore the best removal option for you. With today’s advanced techniques, achieving a clearer, more confident look is within reach.

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