Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.


Xanthelasma Overview

Another name for Xanthelasma is Xanthoma.

What is xanthoma?
A person with xanthoma has a skin condition where fat builds up under the skin due to high blood lipids.

What are the symptoms of xanthoma?
The symptoms of xanthoma include a sore or bump under the skin that is flat, soft and yellow with sharp, distinct edges.

How does the doctor treat xanthoma?
The treatment of xanthoma includes treating any condition that causes high blood lipids. Removal of a xanthoma may be done by your doctor but there is no guarantee that they will not return.

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