Xanthoma or Xanthelasma on Eyelids? [Treatment & Early stage]

🦶We review Xanthomas, Xanthelasmas, Xanthelasma of the eyelid, xanthelasma removal at home, and xanthelasma treatment!🦶

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Xanthoma and xanthelasma are two different types of skin conditions that both involve the accumulation of lipids (fatty substances) under the skin. While they are related, they differ in their appearance, location, and underlying causes.

Xanthoma refers to a group of skin conditions that are characterized by the development of yellowish, raised bumps or plaques on the skin. These bumps can occur anywhere on the body, but are most commonly found on the elbows, knees, hands, feet, and buttocks. Xanthomas are typically associated with high levels of blood lipids, such as cholesterol or triglycerides, and can be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as familial hypercholesterolemia.

Xanthelasma on the other hand is a skin condition characterized by yellowish, raised plaques or bumps on the eyelids. The disease is caused by deposits of cholesterol and other lipids in the skin and is often associated with high cholesterol levels in the blood.

Xanthelasma can occur in people of any age but is more common in middle-aged and older adults. The condition is usually asymptomatic and does not affect vision, but it can be cosmetically unappealing and may cause embarrassment or self-consciousness.

Treatment for xanthelasma may include managing underlying conditions such as high cholesterol or diabetes, which can help prevent the development of new lesions. Sometimes, the lesions may be surgically removed or with cryotherapy (freezing). Other treatments, such as laser therapy or chemical peels, may also be used to reduce the appearance of the lesions.

While xanthelasma is generally harmless, it’s important to see a healthcare professional if you notice any changes in your skin, including the development of xanthelasma. In some cases, the condition may be a sign of an underlying medical condition that requires treatment, such as high cholesterol or liver disease.

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Dr. Tomasz Biernacki received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine in 2013; he completed his Surgical Reconstructive Foot Surgery & Podiatric Medicine Residency in 2017; he completed 2 separate traveling Fellowships in Diabetic Surgery, Skin Grafting & Nerve Surgery. He is double board certified in Podiatric Medicine and separately in Foot & Ankle Surgery. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” about himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Biernacki is a licensed podiatrist in Michigan. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Biernacki and you. It would be best if you did not change your health regimen or diet before consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions regarding a medical condition.