XANTHOLESMA

WHAT IS XANTHOLESMA?  WHY DOES IT OCCUR?

Fat deposits in skin over eyelids and other regions is called xantholesma. It’s an indication that fat and cholesterol content in blood is on higher side.

HOW CAN IT BE TREATED?

Fulguration or burning with laser or radiofrequency would help. In case xantholesma is very broad, it’s followed by suturing. Suture is removed after 7 to 10 days.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

If done by an expert using high quality machines, there are no side effects. No, laser won’t affect eyes in any ways, since it won’t penetrate skin beyond a millimeter.

IS IT PAINFUL?

No since done after local anesthesia. There won’t be any pain even after anesthesia effect wanes off.

HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?

Depending on the size and number of lesions, it can take anywhere between half an hour to an hour.

WHAT ARE POST PRECAUTIONS?

An antibiotic cream and oral antibiotic course is prescribed for next 3 to 5 days after surgery. No rest period is required.

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