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Xanthelasma: Everything to know

About:

Xanthelasma is a yellowish deposit of cholesterol under the skin on or around the eyelids.

Xanthelasma isn’t harmful but the patient is more likely to get heart disease. [1]

- Treatable by medical professionals
- More common in women than men
- The patches won’t go away on their own
- Usually caused because of high cholesterol in the blood
- Treatment is done by medication, cryosurgery or surgery

The patches made up of cholesterol under the skin aren't harmful. If you don’t like their appearance, a doctor can help you get rid of them. Even though it won't hurt, xanthelasma could be a sign that someone is more likely to get heart disease.
Ages affected – 0-29 – Very rarely; between -30 –50 and above-most often;

Symptoms:

Symptoms are yellow patches growing on the inside of eyelids.
If any of these symptoms are noticed, the doctor should be consulted to get tested. When severe symptoms appear, medical help should be availed right away.

Treatment:

Treatment can be done in many ways

Self-care
Avoiding smoking, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising can prevent xanthelasma
Medications
Statin drug treats Xanthelasma
Surgery
It can be treated by Cryotherapy, laser surgery or normal surgery etc.
Specialists
For other kinds, consult a physician or an OBGYN. At mfine, we will try our best to heal you.

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