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Xanthelasma Removal in Dubai

Overview

Xanthelasma is soft yellowish growths on or near the eyelids. While this condition is not harmful, it might be a symptom of heart disease.

While anybody can get this condition, some people with this disorder have an underlying medical condition that contributes to the lumps forming. Xanthelasma might occur if your blood has excessive levels of cholesterol or other lipids.

You also have a higher chance of getting this condition if you are a woman, a smoker, or overweight. Thus, if you detect a yellow patch anywhere near your eyes, you should have it checked by a specialist ophthalmologist.

What to expect during your consultation? 

During the consultation, our ophthalmologist will examine the skin around your eyes and request some tests to check your cholesterol levels and blood pressure and determine the cause of your condition. 

If the examination reveals that you have a health problem such as high cholesterol, the doctor will treat it to prevent the recurrence of xanthelasma after treatment. They may also advise you to adjust your diet, start an exercise regimen, and quit smoking. 

How is xanthelasma treated?

Xanthelasma is unlikely to disappear on its own, but there are various treatments that can help you treat it, including: 

– Chemical peels.  

– Cholesterol-lowering medication (such as prescription statins). 

– Laser treatment. 

– Cryosurgery (using liquid nitrogen to freeze the xanthelasma).

– Electrodesiccation (superheating the growths using an electric needle). 

Consult your doctor to determine which kind of treatment is best for you. It is vital to treat any underlying medical disorders that may have contributed to it, or there is a good chance the growths will reappear. You should also lower your cholesterol after getting treatment by refraining from smoking or drinking alcohol, exercising regularly, and keeping a healthy body weight. 

Schedule your appointment at Novomed today!

If you have yellowish papules or plaques around your eyes and suspect that you may have xanthelasma, book a consultation with our highly experienced ophthalmologist in Dubai to learn more about your condition and treatment options.
Book your consultation today by calling toll-free 8006686 or clicking the live chat icon at the bottom of the screen.

FAQ
Can xanthelasma go away on its own?

Xanthelasma is a condition that does not go away on its own; They tend to remain and sometimes increase in size.

Who is at risk of getting xanthelasma?

You’re more prone to develop xanthelasma if you are a woman, middle-aged or older, or have high levels of cholesterol or other lipids. 

Can xanthelasma affect my vision? 

In rare cases, patients with xanthelasma have problems with the function of their eyelids; They may droop as a result of this condition and potentially obstruct their vision or make it difficult to open and close their eyes.

Which conditions are associated with xanthelasma?

Serious conditions that can be associated with this condition include diabetes and high blood pressure. 

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