are yellowish deposit of cholesterol seen mostly on the upper eye lid, at times extending to lower eye lids also. These are unsightly and need to be removed for cosmetic reasons. At Shanti skin & Laser centre, depending on the size and extent of lesion, we use two modalities for removal of Xanthelasma – CO2 Laser & TCA Chemo cauterization.
CO2 Laser assisted removal is a single sitting procedure, the wound takes around 2 weeks for healing.
TCA application is multiple sitting procedure where we apply graded concentration of Trichloro acetic acid at 15 days interval. It is a multiple sitting procedure and takes on average 3- 4 sittings for complete clearing of lesion.