Ablation of xanthelasma palpebrarum by ultrapulsed carbon dioxide laser

Ali Mohamed Gargoom, Gamal Ahmed Duweb


Objective To investigate the efficacy and safety of ultrapulsed carbon dioxide (UCO2) laser  ablation  in  xanthelasma palpebrarum (XP) management.


Methods Between January 2015 and December 2015, eleven Libyan female patients with 21 xanthelasma lesions were treated with one laser session using UCO2 laser. All patients were followed up for 6 months period.


Results The 21 xanthelasma lesions were completely removed after one UCO2 laser session. During post-laser treatment follow-up period, 2 (9.5%) xanthelasma lesions showed transient hyperpigmentation for four months, which faded thereafter. None of the studied patients showed scarring and all patents were very satisfied with the end result of the ultrapulsed CO2 laser treatment.


Conclusion UCO2 laser is an authentic therapeutic option and represents a convenient option to the conventional methods of xanthelasma management.



Xanthelasma, laser, CO2, ablation, ultrapulsed

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