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Xanthelasma Treatment in London

What are Xanthelasma?

Xanthelasma is a skin condition which causes yellowish fatty spots, plaques or growths around the inner corner of the eyes – most commonly on the eyelids but also beneath the eye.

The yellow lesions contain deposits that are high in fat (lipids) and xanthelasma is often seen in people who suffer from high cholesterol or other fat levels in the blood.

How Are Xanthelasma Treated?

Xanthelasma are generally considered to be harmless, although a GP may well be concerned about checking cholesterol and reviewing diet, as they can indicate high cholesterol, which is a known risk factor of cardiovascular disease. Depending on the results of cholesterol testing, diet alterations or even medication may be prescribed.

However, the physical appearance of the xanthelasma is not something that the NHS will normally address, unless the lesions are causing problems with vision or blinking.

Treatment is available with certain private clinics and doctors, such as Cosmedics’ Skin Surgery Laser Clinics. Depending on the location of the xanthelasma, options include:

  1. Cryotherapy (freezing off the lesions with intense cold)
  2. Laser treatment
  3. Micro cautery treatment
  4. Minor surgery (using a scalpel to remove the lesions)

We tend to recommend the surgical route for best outcomes in xanthelasma removal.

Patients wishing to get advice in advance of an appointment are invited to send a photo of the problem for review. This is a free service and there is no obligation. It does not replace an appointment, but is a very useful initial assessment.

Other Skin Conditions

Cosmedics’ doctors treat a variety of common skin conditions, including:

Private skin treatment services are available in London and Bristol clinics with no waiting list.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.



2 replies
  1. Daniel Martinez Duque says:

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    I have an small xanthelasma on my left eyelid that I wish to remove. I would like to get some information and prices about the procedure.


    Daniel Martinez

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