The electrolysis can be an effective treatment reducing scar and hair removal. But for the Xanthelasma, it is not usually recommended by skin care experts. Most patients find that this treatment is very invasive, time-consuming and not very successful.
Electro-chemical process in which current is passed between two electrodes through an ionized solution (electrolyte) to deposit positive ions (anions) on the negative electrode (cathode) and negative ions (cations) on the positive electrode (anode)
Electrolysis (sometimes known as electrology) works by passing a small amount of energy into each hair follicle via a very fine needle, in order to disable the follicle
It can be used in the removal of hair roots by the application of heat using an electric current.
Different Types of Electrolysis
This type of electrolysis uses a chemical reaction to destroy the Xanthelasma, brought about using direct electrical current.
The needle is inserted into the hair follicle and a small electric charge is administered.
It is performed in a very similar way to galvanic electrolysis, but instead of an electric current, the needle delivers radio energy, at a designated high frequency.
The galvanic current produces the acidic lye, whilst the high-frequency current vibrates and heats it up. As it heats, the caustic strength of the lye increases still further
- pigmentation changes (usually light patches on darker skin)
The electrolysis is listed as a potential treatment for Xanthelasma, it is not an effective solution, and can actually make worse.
In order to use electrolysis for Xanthelasma treatment, a practitioner inserts a needle into your eyelid and then heats the needle, repeating this process up to 15 minutes. At this point, the cautery aspect of the treatment makes the plaque appear shriveled and scorched. While it may look like it is retreating, the Xanthelasma will not go away so easily.