What is Xanthelasma?
Xanthelasma are deposits of fatty materials, under the surface of the skin ranging in size from very small up to one inch in diameter.
The exact cause of Xanthelasma is unknown. It is typically associated with an elevated cholesterol level. Xanthelasma may appear anywhere on the body, but it is most commonly seen on the eyelids.
A small probe will touch the surface of the skin, energy is released and a slight stinging sensation will be experienced. Xanthelasma may require more than one treatment and ongoing treatment is required.
Following your treatment you may experience:
- Slight reddening and/or swelling of the skin in the area.
- Warmth in the area that has been treated.
- The area treated will look worse before it gets better and a scab will form.
- The skin may feel itchy as the healing process takes place.
Following treatment ensure you follow the aftercare advice to avoid unwanted reactions or infections:
- Do not touch the treated area and do not, under any circumstances removed the scabs that will appear. If they are picked off, this will result in scarring.
- Apply aftercare lotion regularly, with clean fresh cotton wool, until the area has completely healed. Take great care to avoid any product entering the eye itself. Follow manufacturers instructions and rinse well with water should this happen.
- Aftercare products recommended use is: Sterex Witch Hazel Gel for 24-48 hours, followed by 28 days of the Sterex Aloe Vera Gel. Apply twice a day or as often as required.
- The treatment area can be washed or cleansed, using a gentle soap free/perfume free cleanser. Gently pat the area dry to avoid dislodging any scabbing.
- No swimming, saunas, steam rooms, facial steaming, facial scrubs, waxing and other beauty treatments, until the area has completely healed.
- Avoid U.V. exposure until the area has completely healed.
- Avoid using any possible skin sensitizers or irritants such as perfumes, fake tan products and perfumed lotions.
- Should you have any concerns regarding your treatment please contact the Clinic.