What is another word for xanthelasma?

3 synonyms found


[ zˈanθɪlˌazmə], [ zˈanθɪlˌazmə], [ z_ˈa_n_θ_ɪ_l_ˌa_z_m_ə]

Xanthelasma are small yellowish plaques that develop under the skin on or around the eyelids. They are typically non-itchy and flat, and may vary in size and shape. There are a few synonyms to this condition, including xanthoma, cholesterol deposits, and yellowish eyelid bumps. These growths develop due to the accumulation of cholesterol deposits beneath the skin, and can be symptomatic of high cholesterol levels in the blood. While xanthelasma are generally harmless, they can be a cosmetic concern for some people. Treatment options include surgical removal, chemical peels, and laser therapy, although xanthelasma may return even after treatment.

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How to use "Xanthelasma" in context?

Xanthelasma is a skin condition that causes bumps or nodules on the skin. The bumps may be painful and it is usually found on the face, neck, chest, and back. Xanthelasma is most commonly caused by sun exposure, overheating, or close exposure to the wind and can be a sign of other health problems. Treatment typically involves medications, light therapy, and surgery.

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