Faqs about Xanthelasma and it’s treatment.

We are here to help and get a lot of inquiries from around the world.  This brief list aims to help answers some of the most common questions.

Xanthelasma Palpebra, what actually is it?

picture of xanthomas on the eyelidsIt is a skin condition where yellow ‘Plaques’ form on the eyelids and surrounding areas. It’s a medical sub category of Xanthoma. They are made of cholesterol engorged cells.  They are foamy in nature and can be small to large in nature.

What causes cholesterol eye plaques to form?

Xanthelasma plaques have strong ties to lipid disorders and can also be present with a lot of cases of hypercholesterolemia, (high cholesterol levels in the body). Your Dna can also have a part to play in it.

Does a healthier life style stop Xanthelasma growing?

If you want to slow the plaques growths and keep it at bay, a healthier diet, low in cholesterol will be of great benefit. Currently on the market are products such as cholesterol lowering butters and dairy food products, which can have a ability to lower your cholesterol.  Researching cholesterol lowering diets, can help you avoid some of today’s basic food ingredients that raise cholesterol levels, such as Egg Yolks.  Egg yolks are a prolific ingredient in much of today food processing, but are also extremely high in cholesterol.  Unfortunately, the plaques will still be present, once your diet is under control.

Questions from people with Xanthelasma.

Is Xanthelasma Cancerous?

No, Xanthelasma is a benign skin tumor, benign means it is safe. The eyelid area is a place where skin cancer does appear, but Xanthelasma are just cells that have been filled up with fat and cholesterol.  Whilst it is always recommended to keep an eye on any differences in the skins look and appearance, skin cancers are usually darker in nature.  The cholesterol deposits under the eyes will have a distinct yellow appearance.

Will my yellow Plaques spread?

Xanthelasma has a very high chance of spreading. They will usually form near around the center of where your eyelids join and over time spread to engorge much larger areas of the eyelids and become thicker.  Not to be mistaken for the spread of syringoma or a stye, xanthelasma have a very distinct yellow appearance to them.  They spread as the pressure of the gathering cholesterol, forces the skin to expand, either upwards or between the skin layers.  When spread thought the skin layers, it is usually called plane Xanthomas / diffuse Xanthomas.

Will my Xanthelasma cause me any pain?

The spread of the Xanthelasma is on a slow skin cell to skin cell basis, so as this isn’t relative to the compression and thus reaction of the nervous system, then there shouldn’t be any pain caused.  Just make sure you follow a proper removal plan for your Xanthelasma that is safe and effective.

Are there any other health impacts of having Xanthelasma?

They can be a sign for other things going on in your body. As so many Xanthelasma plaques are a result of a lipid disorder and high cholesterol, going to see your doctor is recommended to make sure there a no underlying health problems you may have.  It has also been proven that xanthelasma could be the indicator to late onset diabetes.  On this basis, a regular check up and an advanced blood testing at your local doctors, could be of great benefit.

Is there a chance my yellow eyelids will return?

Its an obvious fear, if i treat my cholesterol deposits under the eyes, will they return with a vengeance?  Modern Xanthelasma treatments are pioneering removing this skin condition and keeping it at bay.  Old treatment styles such as electrolysis and natural remedies for keeping xanthelasma under control such as Garlic, the old techniques do have a habit of making the possibility of your Xanthelasma returning much much higher.  Using a successful modern day treatment such as our treatment cream, means the chances of your cholesterol bumps returning are greatly reduced.

What choices are there in Xanthelasma removal?

The web is awash with wife’s tales of how to remove Xanthelasma. With today’s advanced treatments, it’s very easy to remove your Xanthelasma. Some of the old wife’s tales have a habit of making matters worse.  Garlic and castor oil are sometimes advised as being able to keep your xanthelasma palpebra under control.  We have dedicated pages towards the various options on treating and removing your plaques.  We examine the pros and cons of xanthelasma natural treatments, as well as advice on the more advanced techniques.

Your Xanthelasma removal cream, Xanthel

Does it leave a scar?

No, it doesn’t leave a scar, our treatment is gentle and effective and Xanthel also leaves your skin surface intact.  This means that the skin doesn’t produce keloids, ( scar tissue).  After treatment, make sure to treat the area with an antibiotic cream, such as Bepanthen for 2 weeks. Keep the area out of the sun for a couple of weeks if possible.  Xanthel is delivered direct to you any where in the world, making it one of the market leading homes remedies for cholesterol spots removal.

How quickly does it take for my Xanthelasma to vanish?

This all depends on your quickly you as an individual heal.  Your treatment is only applied where the cholesterol plaques are them selves, so the area that heals is only the size of the Xanthelasma plaques or xanthomas.  After the treatment is applied, the Xanthelasma will start to shrivel and it is just a process of healing the skin. Apply a good antibacterial cream such as Bepanthen or Walgreens Anti bacterial cream, to the area, to really speed up the skin returning the xanthoma plaques back to normal skin cells.  So if you’re a fast healer, it could be gone with no signs it existed, in easily, less than a week.

Is the Xanthelasma removal kit easy to use?

At Xanthel, we supply everything you need for an easy and fast treatment. Once you receive your xanthelasma treatment cream, just read the easy to use guide. Once you feel comfortable with what to do, then go ahead and carry the treatment out. It’s very safe to use and very easy to apply.

What are the chances of my plaques returning?

As like any treatment, especially when you are dealing with skin cells in differing states, there can be a very slight rate of return.  Even though we work in the lowest return parameters for Xanthelasma, it still has a possible 3-8% return rate. Any return will be slow in nature and you have easily enough treatment cream supplied, for you to treat the area one last time, if it was ever needed.

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