Cholesterol Deposits & Milia
Cholesterol can deposit around the eyes to form fatty, yellowish lumps. Though they are usually harmless, these deposits sometimes signal a serious underlying condition. Natural fats, including cholesterol, can form growths around the eyelids.
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Cholesterol Deposits, also known as Xanthomas, are fatty deposits that develop under the skin. Although they can occur anywhere on the body, they most commonly build up around the eyes, and they vary in size from truly minuscule to about three inches across. Typically flat and soft, cholesterol deposits have well-defined edges and inconspicuous colors (flesh-colored, yellow, pink, or slightly reddish). Xanthomas are usually not painful, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t frustrating. Wondering how to remove cholesterol deposits? We’ve got you covered!
Milia are small, bump-like cysts found under the skin. They are usually 1 to 2 millimeters (mm) in size.They form when skin flakes or keratin, a protein, become trapped under the skin. Milia most often appear on the face, commonly around the eyelids and cheeks, though they can occur anywhere.