Xanthelasma are yellow plaques of cholesterol that appear mainly in the upper/inner areas of the skin on the eyelids.
They often grow slowly with time rather than just disappearing and patients can find them unsightly and affect their confidence.
Xanthelasma are completely benign and completely harmless lesions themselves however xanthelasma can be associated with high cholesterol, so it is worth seeing your GP to check your cholesterol level just in case it is raised.
Various treatment options that have been offered to patients include laser, skin peels and even freezing or cryotherapy. In our opinion these offer inferior results, incomplete removal and a high risk of recurrence.
At Cosmedics Skin Clinics, selected doctors and surgeons offer surgical excision that is done with minimal excision of skin and just aims to remove the affected area so scarring is minimal.
Xanthelasma Removal costs from £850
- Treatment may be carried out at the consultation if agreed or arranged at a later date
- Surgery is quick and painless with use of local anaesthetic
- In-clinic procedure
- No bandages required, minimal dressings
The starting point in xanthelasma treatment is to get a proper diagnosis. Before booking an appointment, we invite patients to send in a photo of their eyelid and description of the issue. This does not replace a face-to-face consultation, but can usually help to confirm what the problem is likely to be, as xanthelasma can be easily confused with other eyelid lesions. A photo examination will help us to advise you on whether or not we will be able to treat it. If we’re unable to help, we’ll advise your next steps (usually an eye specialist).
Xanthelasma Removal Costs & Prices
Removal of xanthelasma via surgery
|Eyelid Cholesterol Spots||Cost|
|First eyelid||From £850|
|Two eyelids treated in same session||From £1,350-£1,950|
Xanthelasma treatment prices include:
- Pain-free using local anaesthetic
- Quick – generally under an hour including the consultation
- ‘In-clinic’ procedure at selected London clinics
- Minimal scarring using careful surgical techniques
- Risk of recurrence reduced by removing affected tissues
We charge £50 for a consultation with one of our experienced doctors.
Prices for treatments carried out in the same appointment as the consultation will include the £50 consultation fee (note: same day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge).
Free Email Assessment
Xanthelasma can be tricky to diagnose, so we offer FREE initial advice by email. This doesn’t replace a consultation, but it can be helpful for both doctor and patient if we view the nature of the problem and give any appropriate advice before booking an appointment. Please send a photo of your eyelid to firstname.lastname@example.org.