Several patients come in for removal of Syringoma. Syringoma are benign sweat duct tumors usually seen around the eyelids. They are skin-colored to whitish-yellowish papules that have a genetic and female predilection.
First line of treatment is usually to destroy these sweat duct tumors using Electrocautery (Electrodessication and curretage). However, these unsightly skin lesions don’t go out without a fight, oftentimes recurring and are quite difficult to eradicate with just one session. It can also cause scarring and pigmentation from the ECT procedure.
Another option to effectively remove syringomas is to use CO2 laser technology with less risk of scarring. After an hour of topical anesthesia, the CO2 laser more precisely targets the tumors. Based on some studies, CO2 laser is a safe and effective method of removing stubborn syringomas without scar formation. Pain is quite minimal with most patients experiencing no pain at all.
So if you have stubborn syringomas, consider having CO2 laser. At Shinagawa, we are proud to be the only clinic who uses the laser DEKA CO2 laser made in Italy.
by: Jocelyn Theresa Panaligan-Navalta