What are Xanthelasma and why have them removed?


Xanthelasma are small yellowish lumps or flat strips of cholesterol deposits which appear around the eyes. People who suffer from the condition may not know that the lumps can easily be removed while leaving very little scarring. Patients at our clinics have told us they have visited their doctor repeatedly but been told there is no way of permanently removing them. This couldn’t be further from the truth!

My name is Dr Maini and I am the lead surgeon at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics, I am a member of the British College of Aesthetic medicine (MBCAM), the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD) and the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA).  I specialise in xanthelasma removal and can tell you that there are a few different ways of removing them permanently.

What can be done to remove the Xanthelasma?

My preferred method for removing xanthelasma is radiosurgery because I find I can get fantastic results with very little scarring (if any) and there is very little downtime for the patient. To carry out the procedure, I begin by numbing the area with a drop of anaesthetic solution, which typically stings for about three seconds. The xanthelasma is then gently removed with radiosurgery, which vaporises the lumps. 

How much does xanthelasma treatment cost?

Prices start at £850 but depend on the size of the xanthelasma. I can give you a cost during your free consultation at either our London or Nottingham Clinics.

Is the treatment permanent?

In my experience, xanthelasma doesn’t tend to reappear once it has been removed, especially when using radiosurgery. However, over time you may develop new lesions which require follow up treatment. We aim to completely remove the cholesterol deposits.

Dr Maini's Top Tip: Research your treatment and choose an expert!

There are a few different methods for removing xanthelasma – all of which I have tried over the years. Because xanthelasma occurs so close to the eyes, you need to be confident in the skills of the practitioner you choose. They need to have the relevant experience to back up their claims. I worked as a GP before opening Zenith Cosmetic Clinics and have over 25 years of experience as a medical practitioner. You can view a number of before and after pictures from some of my xanthelasma patients to help you decide whether to have treatment. If you choose to book a free consultation with me, I’d be happy to talk you through your options and answer any questions you may have.

Dr Maini

*£30 deposit required to secure your appointment which is fully refundable against the cost of your treatment.

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