Syringomas are harmless eccrine sweat duct tumours, typically found clustered on eyelids, although they may also be found in the armpits, abdomen, chest, neck, scalp or groin area. These are non-cancerous lesions, most commonly occurring in women, but men can also get them. They can make the eyelid look heavier and aged and it is therefore quite common to elect to have them removed.

Signs and Symptoms

They are skin-coloured or yellowish firm, rounded bumps, 1–3 mm in diameter, and may be confused with xanthoma, milia and xanthelasma. They are more commonly found in women.

In Office treatment:

Since Syringomas are non-cancerous, they do not have to be treated. They do, however, increase in number and size as women/men mature and it is for these reasons that many women want them treated.

At Skin Renewal, Syringomas are successfully removed with the Jett Plasma device. This procedure is generally well tolerated and healing (ie swelling to go down and scabbing to fall off) generally occurs within 7 – 14 days. Complete healing and normalised skin in the treated area may take 4-12 weeks as the itching or sensitivity post-treatment subsides, and the skin colour returns to normal.

Side effects of removal may include light or black skin discolourations which usually fade rapidly especially if the skin is pre-treated with a skin lightening agent.

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