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Lipoma Was It's Name-Oh!
A lipoma is a slow-growing, benign growth of fat cells. It is contained in a thin, fibrous capsule creating a “bump” found right under the skin. A lipoma is typically not tender, moves around easily with slight pressure, and is not cancerous, so treatment is generally not necessary. If the lipoma...
Back to Our Blackhead Roots
Blackheads are something we are all familiar with, but did you know they are also called open comedones? Blackheads are usually caused by a pore that gets clogged with keratin (skin protein) and sebum (oil). Given the black color many believe these spots are clogged with dirt, but really it’s the...
The Lumpia Lipoma
Lipomas are slow-growing, benign (non-cancerous) growths of fat cells. These cells are contained in a thin capsule that creates the appearance of a “bump” right under the skin. Lipomas are typically not tender, move around easily, and don’t require treatment. However, some lipomas may sit in plac...