Xanthalesma is yellowish white deposits of fat (cholesterol) underneath the skin. In most patients, xanthalesma is found around the eyes. Since it is body’s cholesterol, it does not harm or damage the eyes, however it looks bad. In most case, xanthalesma tends to grow with time.
The blood levels of cholesterols and other lipids in these patients can be high. Dietary modifications and exercise can reduce/ prevent recurrences.
The treatment of small lesion can be done with use of chemical, RF cautery. The bigger lesions need Laser surgery and skin grafting.
It is good to treat these on time as the big lesions can cause visual problems.