What causes Xanthelasma?

Xanthelasma is caused by lipids. It is formed from cholesterol deposits that accumulate underneath the skin. The condition can occur in anyone, but is most common in people with a lipid disorder known as dyslipidemia.

Dyslipidemia occurs when a person has too many lipids in their bloodstream, such as triglycerides and certain types of cholesterol. Abnormally high blood cholesterol can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, lifestyle choices, some medications, and other conditions such as kidney disease.

You are also more likely to develop Xanthelasma if you are:

  • A woman
  • Of Asian or Mediterranean descent
  • Diabetic
  • Obese
  • A smoker
  • Between the ages of 30 and 50


How does Xanthelasma removal work at Zenith Nottingham?

Zenith Cosmetic Clinics in Nottingham treats Xanthelasma with radiosurgery.

Radiosurgery is the safest treatment option. It leaves the least amount of scarring and has very few cases of recurrence.

The process of Xanthelasma removal at Zenith is usually performed by Dr Maini. He will apply an anaesthetic solution to the skin which might sting for a few seconds.

Radiosurgery is then used to gently remove the Xanthelasma. Radiosurgery vaporizes the fatty deposits under the skin using focused beams of ionizing radiation.

The procedure is over very quickly and is virtually painless.


Aftercare and Recovery

Dr Maini will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. At Zenith, we offer a daily follow-up service; you will be able to contact Dr Maini at any time via WhatsApp and you will be in regular correspondence with him throughout your recovery.

Your eyes will likely be sensitive after the procedure. You should not drive home from the clinic, so please arrive via public transport or arrange for someone to drive you home.

You will be able to work the following day if you wear dark glasses. Otherwise, you may prefer to take a week off work to recover.

As a general rule, the larger the lesion removed, the longer the recovery period.

There is a chance that Xanthelasma may reoccur, returning in the same place or somewhere different, but this is highly unlikely with radiosurgery.


About Zenith Cosmetic Clinics, Nottingham

Zenith Cosmetic Clinics in Nottingham is a state-of-the-art facility run by a team of expert cosmetic and aesthetic specialists. We were founded in 2004 and have since built up a stellar reputation among our clients for our first-rate quality of care and individualised support.

Zenith offers some of the most advanced treatments in the industry. Book a consultation with us to discover the appropriate cosmetic procedure for your needs.

Cost is usually discussed at the consultation stage. We accept credit, debit, cash, or bank transfer, but we also offer Zenith Finance, allowing you to split the cost into monthly payments of which we offer 6 months interest free.

Visit our Nottingham clinic at: Zenith Cosmetic Clinic, 6 Clinton Terrace, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 1LY. We are located near to Nottingham Arboretum, Nottingham General Cemetery and the Radford Recreation Ground.

Book a free consultation at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics Nottingham to explore the potential of radiosurgery for Xanthelasma. Get in touch online or on 0115 959 6999 today.


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