Xanthelasma laser treatment is very effective in removing Xanthelasma, but it is
very expensive. This Xanthelasma laser removal method is similar to electrolysis or electrical arcing to removing the xanthelasma but slightly more difficult to perform and also more dangerous.
Laser ablation has been used to deliver targeted therapy in the treatment of xanthelasma. The mechanism of action is proposed to include the destruction of perivascular foam cells via thermal energy damage and coagulation of dermal vessels leading to blockage of further lipid leakage into the tissue, thus preventing a recurrence.
The variety of lasers available to remove the xanthelasma, including carbon dioxide (CO2), argon, erbium (Er), and pulsed dye lasers. The CO2, neodymium-doped yttrium argon garnet (Nd: YAG), Er:YAG and 1450-nm diode lasers.
All, these lasers are used the longer wavelength of light absorbed best by cellular water, thus allowing their use in removal of epidermal or xanthelasma and skin lesions. Argon and pulse dye lasers, on the other hand, use shorter wavelengths of light, preferentially absorbed by hemoglobin, and therefore are primarily used for vascular lesions.
What is an Co2 Laser?
A CO2 lasers are the preferred devices used in xanthelama laser removal. This treatment is very effective due to the ablative nature of CO2 lasers. Also other types of lasers are uses for Xanthelasma removal.
CO2 is considered the gold-standard ablative laser. The vaporization of water within cells results in the ablation of the skin layer by layer. A number of studies using CO2 laser to treat patients with Xanthelasma have been reported.
The overall outcome was excellent, and the complete initial resolution was achieved in the majority of cases. All lesions were successfully removed in every case, with no scarring associated and a recurrence rate of 13% at 10 months. But the research recommended treatment should be performed in the early stages of Xanthelamsa development to prevent a recurrence.
A laser works by radiating a wavelength of high energy light. Its wavelength is measured in nanometres (nm).
These lasers have many different functions in the medical and scientific field for processes such as Laser surgery and laser spectroscopy. These lasers generally operate in two modes which is the pulsed and continuous mode. Different manufacturers have different settings and parameters, therefore they can operate having far more functionalities depending on the manufacturers.
The most common function used is the continuous mode for Xanthelasma removal.
Lasers can be really powerful, so powerful that they can also be used to cut metal, so your eyelid and plaque thickness has no real stopping power over the laser. You could use an eyeball cup, where a piece of titanium in the shape of your eye fits over your eyeball. It is highly advisable to use eyeball protectors during the Xanthelasma removal process due to the fact that the high energy radiated by the laser could penetrate through the upper eyelid and cause unwanted injuries to the eyeball.