Xanthelasma is the common cosmetic issue, and the majority of people who are affected by xanthelasma are 30 yrs+. It is somewhat more common in men than in women but interestingly we see more ladies with this condition then men. We at Renew Skin and Health Clinic often see clients who have xanthelasma. Dr Jha recommends that all these such patients must see their own GPs first and get their blood lipid/Cholesterol checked and treated if their levels are abnormally high and this together with a way of life adjustment including regular cardiovascular physical exercises. This applies to both before or after the treatment as lack of exercises can invariably contribute to reoccurrence of xanthelasma, no matter where you have the treatment. Ordinarily, most xanthelasma lesions are treated by excision by eye surgeons or oculoplastic surgeons, and the final outcome are generally variable with some degree of scarring including pigmentary changes of the skin. Watch the video to see how we treat xanthelasma.
At Renew Skin and Health clinic in Leamington Spa, Dr Jha, depending upon suitability of the procedure, he prefers to vaporise these unsightly blemishes with the CO2 laser. Dr Jha believes that it gives the better corrective result. Dr Jha has done a reasonable number of cases over the last few years, and the outcomes have been great. There is always a little risk of some complications or the other such as scarring together with other possible postoperative intricacies, for example, wound infections, delayed healing, and some pigmentary issues etc. The interesting fact is that the reoccurrence rate of xanthelasma following any method for treatment anywhere around the globe is around 40- 50%. Dr Jha invariably discloses this to the patient before continuing with the laser removal treatment of xanthelasma.
At Renew Skin and Health Clinic Dr Jha does prefer the clients to come for a formal consultation at the Clinic in Leamington Spa and following assessment he will discuss the best possible treatment options for the treatment and if the client is suitable for laser xanthelasma treatment at a later date.
On the day of a laser treatment, when the paper work is completed, Dr Jha will explain you everything in details including after care. Immediately prior to the laser procedure, a numbing eye drop will be applied to both eyes and followed by application of corneal shields to both eyes in order to protect the eyes from laser damage.You will also be given a tiny numbing injection at the site of your xanthelasma so that your procedure remains painless.Please be aware that you will be fully awake during this laser procedure, and it generally takes about 45 minutes to complete the procedure. Please be aware that you are not permitted to drive home by yourself, and therefore you should either come with a family member or a friend to drive you home. Also please do not drive at least for one week following the procedure. The wound generally heals within seven days, and a full recovery is accomplished by three to four weeks at which time you are expected to re-attend for a follow up with our doctor and this follow up will be free of charge including any planned or unplanned follow ups.
Xanthelasma treatment cost. Laser treatment for xanthelasma at Renew Skin and Health Clinic is from £350 per lesion, and just one to two such lesions can be removed at any one time. Our waiting time is as of now is approximately two weeks from the time of enquiry to a consultation. We also have an oculoplastic surgeon in our Renew Clinic team to operate on these, and our price for that is £1500 per symmetrically paired lesions (One on R and one on L) and there is no other hidden charge.