Cholesterol deposits

Cholesterol deposits facts

Cholesterol deposits, also known as xanthomas, are little yellowish, soft, slightly raised deposits of fat that may appear on any area of the body. Most commonly they like to form on pressure spots eg. elbows, joints, tendons, knees, hands, feet or buttocks.

Xanthelasma palpebra, a type of xanthoma that appears on the eyelids, can occur without an underlying condition, and may not be associated with elevated lipids.

What causes fatty substances deposits in eyes?

  • High cholesterol level is thought to be related to the primary cause of cholesterol deposits. Although cholesterol occurs naturally in our bodies, other factors, called secondary factors, can cause cholesterol levels to become elevated. Poor diet, lack of physical activity, certain medications and obesity can negatively increase the amount of cholesterol in your body and may increase your risk of developing cholesterol deposits.
  • Another factor which may contribute to the formation of these little nuisances is a gene defect, familial hypercholesterolemia. The defective gene’s presence predisposes an individual to high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Individuals who have inherited this defect will not only have high LDL levels but also their bodies will also be unable to rid themselves of any LDL (bad cholesterol) in the bloodstream

Cholesterol Deposits Treatments

Thermocoagulation or Cryosurgery has been used for removing these growths. These are benign growths that pose no risks to sufferers.

Overall these eye and eyelid signs are not common in hypercholesterolemia and hyperlipidemia. They don’t really cause any discomfort or affect the functioning of the eye and eyelids. It is more often an aesthetic issue (cosmetic) among patients.

Attempts to remove a deposit within the home environment should never be considered. Scarring and infection are some of the consequences of removal at the hands of an untrained person.

Melbourne Mole removal clinic can remove unsightly Xanthomas without surgery or having to use aggressive topical acid treatments. The advanced probe uses the combination of radio and high frequency technologies to remove cholesterol deposits from the skin simply, quickly, painlessly and safely. There is no need to put up with this unsightly skin condition now there’s a non-surgical treatment.

Cost to remove Cholesterol Deposits

Thermocoagulation of cholesterol deposits special price between $69 for a single spot to $300 for the 8 spots and $400 for 10 spots including home care products

Cholesterol Deposits Prevention tips

  • Getting your cholesterol checked regularly and prevent cholesterol deposits from forming
  • Eating a heart-healthy diet
  • Engaging in regular physical activity
  • Avoiding tobacco smoke
  • Some prescribed medication may cause cholesterol deposit formation
  • Supplements eg vitamins C, B6, E, choline, pantothenic acid and lecithin can reduce the risk of forming deposits
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