Xanthelasmas

Xanthelasmas are benign lesions that form around the eyelids and that can be shaped plates o yellow nodules.

They usually form very close to the lacrimal sac and cover only the superficial layers of the skin, which is why they do not represent a danger to the health of the eye socket.

The palpebral xanthelasmas can be formed both in the lower eyelid and the top and usually affects both eyes at once.

Xanthelasmas

Xanthelasmas are benign lesions that form around the eyelids and that can be shaped plates o yellow nodules.

They usually form very close to the lacrimal sac and cover only the superficial layers of the skin, which is why they do not represent a danger to the health of the eye socket.

The palpebral xanthelasmas can be formed both in the lower eyelid and the top and usually affects both eyes at once.

What are palpebral xanthelasmas?

Xanthelasmas are fat bulges that form on the superficial part of the skin of the Eyelids o around of these and, generally they appear in the part more close to the tear sac.

The main feature of these skin lesions is that they look like a small yellowish nodule that, although it does not bother or cause pain, it is not very aesthetic.

Xanthelasmas are usually bilateral and are not considered dangerous for eye health.

These yellowing nodules may appear in other parts of the body, in that case they are known as xanthelas.

Causes of xanthelasmas

The xanthelasmas of the eyelid are lumps of fat that are associated with a lipid rich diet in which there is no habit of eating fresh and healthy food.

The tall fat consumption can significantly increase the levels of cholesterol in blood, and said substance is considered a trigger for the formation of palpebral xanthelasmas. However, a person can have these nodules without having to have high cholesterol.

It has also been shown that the genetic factor it is an important trigger in the formation of xanthelasmas, just like Metabolic diseases and diabetes Insulin Resistance and the biliary cirrhosis. Maintaining a healthy diet and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle are key actions to prevent the formation of fat lumps in the eyelid. 

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symptom

Xanthelasmas are asymptomatic lesions that do not produce no symptoms who suffers from it.

However, these packages are a aesthetic discomfort that many people want to eliminate or try to hide with makeup.

Treatment for xanthelasmas

Fortunately, science advances rapidly and, thanks to that, today it is possible remove xanthelasmas through different treatments.

The best options to get rid of them are:

Operation

We recommend surgery to remove xanthelasmas when the nodule is located in the upper eyelid since, in this area, there is more skin and it is much easier to hide the scars. 

The procedure of the xanthelasmas surgery on the eyelid is very simple, it is done under the influence of Anesthesia local and the method to use depends on the size and shape of the lesion. 

Laser

It is also possible remove xanthelasmas with laser. In these cases, these are injuries that are not important and that can be easily cauterized through the application of laser in the lesion.

To determine which is the correct treatment to eliminate the xanthelasmas, it is essential that the patient go to an ophthalmological examination in which the ocular structure is examined in a complete way to elucidate the origin of the formation of these lesions. The most suitable professional for the treatment of xanthelasma is the specialist in Oculoplasty.

Generally, once it is removed a xanthelasma, does not form again in the future.

How to hide the xanthelasmas of the eyes

In view of the fact that xanthelasmas do not represent a health problem but rather an aesthetic discomfort to the skin, many people choose to decrease these injuries with makeup

To hide the xanthelasmas it is essential to apply a moisturizer around the eye to prepare the skin before applying makeup. Then, proceed to place the basis, the makeup uniformly and finally the ear correcter To achieve a better effect. 

Both the base and the concealer must be apply with fingers, with several touches that help spread the makeup on the nodule and cover it completely and in a very natural way.

how to hide the xanthelasmas of the eyes

If after using the concealer and the base the xanthelasma is still visible, you can choose to apply a shadow for eyes Neutral color that can be beige, pale pink or light brown.

As a final conclusion, although xanthelasma does not represent an obvious risk to eye health, we recommend go to the ophthalmologist for correct diagnosis and treatment despite being able to hide it with makeup.

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Xanthelasmas are bulges of fat that form on or around the skin of the eyelids. We tell you its causes and treatment.
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