Xanthelasma in Tampa Bay
Xanthelasma is generally harmless, but the appearance of its symptoms cause many to pursue treatment. At Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay, we specialize in xanthelasma treatment and offer our services to the residents of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, FL and the many others who travel to us for our expert services.
What is Xanthelasma?
Xanthelasma is a condition that causes bumpy, yellowish patches to develop on the eyelids. These patches are actually fatty cholesterol deposits forming in the skin. In some patients, they occur when their cholesterol levels are too high, and they should be evaluated by their primary care physicians.
Patients often choose to pursue treatment to eliminate their appearance and restore clarity to the skin on and around the eyelids.
Am I A Good Candidate for Xanthelasma?
If you are suffering from xanthelasma or its symptoms, you may be a good candidate for xanthelasma treatment. However, the best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mohadjer.
During your consultation, you and Dr. Mohadjer will discuss your cosmetic goals in order to determine if xanthelasma treatment is a good fit for you. At this point, we will be able to help you schedule your treatment or find a suitable alternative.
What is the Xanthelasma Treatment Like?
Xanthelasma can be treated using a variety of techniques, depending on the extent of your symptoms and your treatment goals. For milder cases, we may recommend laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels. These treatments will exfoliate the affected areas to produce clearer skin.
In most cases, we recommend surgical removal, in which the cholesterol deposits are surgically removed from the skin to alleviate symptoms. During your consultation, Dr. Mohadjer will help you determine the best course of action.
What is the Xanthelasma Recovery Process Like?
The recovery from xanthelasma is usually very predictable. Sutures are placed after excision and are generally removed in about a week. Dr. Mohadjer will ask you to refrain from exercise, swimming, or any heavy lifting for 2 weeks to ensure that you have an excellent recovery and results.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Xanthelasma Treatment?
After xanthelasma treatment, you can expect a reduction in the appearance of xanthelasma. However, xanthelasma symptoms can return if you do not address the main cause of your symptoms. For some patients, this may mean dietary and lifestyle changes in order to manage cholesterol levels. In any case, Dr. Mohadjer will help you determine the best post-treatment plan for prolonging your results.
Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay is proud to offer xanthelasma treatments to the residents of Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg, FL and around the world. To learn more about this procedure or to schedule your consultation, contact us today.