What are complications of xanthelasma?

Updated: Feb 08, 2021
  • Author: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edsel B Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Ectropion and cutaneous nasal webbing may occur after excision of xanthelasma lesions.

Hypopigmentation may occur after trichloroacetic acid application.

If xanthelasma extend deep into the orbicularis muscle, the lesions may not respond to surface ablation techniques.


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