A papilloma is a benign growth sometimes described as appearing like a "cluster of grapes." Papillomas, also called "skin tags," commonly occur on the eyelids, face or neck. They can be easily removed with a simple, in-office procedure.
A sebaceous cyst is a slow growing, benign cyst, often white or light in color. As with papillomas, they are often found on the eyelids, face and neck and can be easily removed with a simple, in-office procedure.
These lesions occur as flat, scaly or elevated growths which occur in sun exposed areas. The eyelids are a common location for this condition. Actinic Keratosis is a pre-cancerous lesion which may evolve into either basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma.
Xanthelasma are yellowish flat lesions that commonly occur on the upper and lower eyelids. They contain an accumulation of fatty material called lipids. Though these lesions contain lipids, they are often not associated with increased cholesterol or lipid levels in the blood.
A nevus is a benign, pigmented growth, elevated in appearance, often congenital and can be present on upper or lower eyelids. They may become more heavily pigmented or become cystic during adolescence or young adulthood. Nevi have a low malignant potential and may or may not require removal.
Seborrheic Keratosis are common skin growth disturbances of the elderly. They are characterized by the formation of pigmented, oily, crust-like lesions that appear to be stuck onto the skin. They are composed of a proliferation of benign cells with a tendency to form pseudocysts within the mass of the lesion. These benign lesions carry no increased risk for becoming malignant.