Will I be left with scars after being treated for Xanthelasma removal with surgical excision?
Our Korean Trained Plastic Surgeon is able to extract the fat pad in the skin with minimal scarring. The manual excision, using a conventianal scalpel is the procedure that enables the yellowish cholesterol deposit to be 100% removed. The small incision point with be lightened and eventually heal to a natural skin colour over time.
If I decide to have my Xanthelasmas surgically excised, will I need anaesthetic?
This procedure can be done under local anesthesia. It is safely carried out in a MOH licensed day surgery centre.
Is Xanthelasma treatment covered by insurance?
If this is a medical condition and caused visual impaired around the eyes area, this procedure could be claimed under your insurance plan. Otherwise, this is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Will my Xanthelasma come back after treatment?
Sometimes Xanthelasma do return after surgical removal. However, the percentage is significantly lower than those who use the laser removal method. This is because the cholesterol fat cells are dissected away from the skin. If this were to reoccur, *it would take a longer time to develop again comparatively to the cases of dissolvable fat.