Syringoma

Syringoma is a small skin tumor that develops in the excretory duct: it is a form of benign tumor.

Syringomas most commonly arise in the periorbital regions, around the eyelids or upper cheeks, although their presence in other parts of the body such as the trunk, genitals, the soles of the feet and hands, and abdomen, cannot be excluded.

The cause of the formation of these benign tumors is not yet fully understood; according to some studies, it could be traced back to increased activity of the sweat glands.

Syringomas take the form of small subcutaneous lumps of a more or less yellowish color.

From a pathological point of view, it is a harmless condition that is generally treated for purely aesthetic reasons.

Usually, the appearance of the syringoma is not associated with a sensation of pain.

Syringomas: The Treatment

In the initial specialist visit, the doctor may diagnose syringoma, thanks to a possible biopsy with the dermatopathological examination; from what emerges from the clinical evaluation, a targeted intervention is established.

The most popular treatments for the removal of syringomas are:

  • Laser to remove the growths. In this case, the presence of scars at the end of the treatment is not excluded.
  • Carbon dioxide laser therapy: this treatment is able to remove the growths in a few sessions, restoring a normal appearance to the skin surface of the affected areas and decreasing the side effects such as scars and swelling compared to other treatments.

The Carbon Dioxide Laser session lasts a few minutes: the application of an anesthetic ointment before the treatment makes the procedure painless.

At the end of the treatment, the patient can immediately return to normal activities, paying attention to follow the precautions indicated by the doctor for more effective and rapid healing of the skin.

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