Cholesterol deposits

Cholesterol deposits are soft yellowish plaques of fat that build up under the skin. They are usually found in the area around the eyes (periorbital), though they can also present on elbows, knees, hands, feet, joints and bottom. While size can vary greatly, cholesterol deposits are typically flat and soft, often skin-coloured, yellow or reddish.

Causes

Anyone can develop cholesterol deposits, but they are more common amongst older people and those with high blood cholesterol levels.

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