Xanthelasma and Xanthoma Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Xanthelasma and Xanthoma treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.

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How to Treat Xanthelasma and Xanthoma


Treating xanthoma consists of treating and controlling the underlying health conditions that cause the fatty deposits to develop. Better control of the metabolic disorders that can lead to xanthoma can reduce their occurrence.

Xanthomas may be tender, itchy, and painful. Xanthomas can recur after treatment.

Other treatment options for xanthomas include:

Surgery

Surgery may be used to remove the fatty deposits. However, even after a xanthoma is surgically removed, it can recur.

Laser

Laser surgery with CO2 laser, pulse-dye laser, or Erbium-YAG laser can be performed.

Chemical

Treatment with trichloroacetic acid may also be used to treat xanthomas.


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