Xanthelasma Removal

Cholesterol deposits (xanthelasma) are cholesterol-filled, soft, flat, and yellowish bumps. Although typical peaks are more likely to develop in middle age and older adults, the age of onset can range from 15 to 73 years. They are more common in women than men. The prevalence is estimated at 4%, with an incidence of 1.1% in women and 0.3% in men.

Xanthelasma tend to appear on the upper and lower eyelids near the inner corner of the eye and sometimes join together to form larger lumps.

There are several ways to remove xanthelasma. These include cryotherapy that is freezing with liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide, ablative laser, surgical excision, electrodesiccation, electocoagulation, electrocauterization, and thermo-coagulation.

At LiLyDermis located in Calgary, based on the condition of the lesions we perform the best treatment option for xanthelasma or cholesterol deposit removal.

Schedule your free consultation today by contacting LiLyDermis at 587-231-9901 or book online through our website.

Who is at risk for xanthelasma?

Anyone can get xanthelasma but these can be considered as risk factors:
  • Smoking
  • Overweight
  • High levels of blood cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Thyroid issues like hypothyroidism
  • Drinking too much alcohol