Key Information

Laser experts

Dr. Saqib Bashir

Dr. Ai-Lean Chew


Lasers in use

Pulsed Dye

Intense Puled Light



Carbon Dioxide (Fractionated)

Nd:YAG (lipolysis/cellulite)


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These are deposits of cholesterol and other lipid substances within the skin, typically on the upper and lower eyelid.  Usually, there is no association with internal illness, however, some patients may have a low thyroid hormone level or raised cholesterol in the blood.  Recent research has suggested that the presence of xanthelasma on the eyelids may be associated with an increased riks of heart attacks and strokes: therefore, patients with xanthelasma on the skin should take care to avoid smoking, control their blood pressure and manage any other conditions such as diabetes. 

Removing Xanthelasma

Most patients want to have the deposits removed as they can be unsightly, even though they are harmless in themselves. Several techniques are available: 

  • TCA chemical peel
  • CO2 carbon dioxide laser
  • Surgery

 When you attend for your appointment, each of these will be discussed and the relative benefits for your individual case identified.