Xanthelasma - effective removal of adipose tissue by radio wave technique

For removal of xanthelasma and all interventions in the eye region (on the eyelids), radio waves are a great option because unlike lasers, this is a technique that can be safely applied in the eyelid region.


What are xanthelasma?

Xanthelasma are yellowish-white plaque-like deposits around the eyes. They can be flat or slightly elevated above the skin. They appear in the inner corner of the eyelid – the inner corner of the eye. Xanthelasma are localized groups of giant foam cells (macrophages) and lipids (fats), and they are benign growths on the skin.

What is the cause of xanthelasma?

Previously, it was thought that the cause of xanthelasma formation was an increase in cholesterol levels in the blood as well as a disruption of lipid metabolism. However, it has been proven that there is no direct cause, as half of the patients with xanthelasma do not have increased blood lipids.

Xanthelasma also occur in people who have no lipid metabolism disorders or high cholesterol. Therefore, it was concluded that the genetic factor plays a large role.

What do xanthelasma look like?

Changes in the corner of the eyelids are:

  • usually plaque-shaped,
  • soft-touch,
  • occur in the inner corner of the eye,
  • tend to grow and merge multiple xanthelasma into one skin growth,
  • often yellowish-white,
  • they can occur on both the upper and lower eyelids,
  • although they don’t affect the function of the eyelids, they may get saggy.

When do xanthelasma occur?

These outgrowths occur more frequently in men than in women. Although they may occur throughout life, these changes occur more regularly during the fourth and fifth decades of life.

How is a diagnosis made?

Usually, an MD specialist performs a clinical examination and additional dermoscopy can be performed as well.

When xanthelasma occur, biochemical analyses are advised to determine patient’s levels of fat in blood for additional therapy, if necessary.

Which procedure is adequate for xanthelasma removal?

Radio waves are optimalfor eliminating xanthelasma and for all interventions in the eye region (eyelids). Radiowave is an extremely sophisticated, modern surgical method for eliminating benign skin changes.

Unlike lasers, this is a technique that can be safely applied to the eyelid region. It is widely used in plastic surgery and dermatosurgery, because it is essential in these branches of medicine to obtain a finer and almost imperceptible scarring.

When xanthelasma are removed by this method:

  • 1 intervention is sufficient,
  • it is painless,
  • bloodless and
  • fast.

Xanthelasma are removed with a single intervention that lasts about 10 to 20 seconds, it is comfortable for the patient (local cream anesthetic is used) and with barely noticeable scarring.

What does xanthelasma removal look like at the Diva Clinic?

After a clinical examination by an MD specialist, a topical anesthetic in the form of a cream is applied on the site where xanthelasma is located. Then the radio waves melt away the fatty deposits.

After the intervention, scabs in the treated area occur (epithelialization period) that disappear within 7 to 10 days and barely noticeable scars can appear (which all depends on the skin type).

Who performs xanthelasma removal procedure at the Diva Clinic?

Exclusively MD specialists with more than 25 years of experience in radio-wave surgery, led by the aesthetic surgeon, MD Svetlana Bogdanović.

Schedule an appointment at the Diva Clinic on +38111 334 21 31 or +38163 338 334.

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