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Syringoma and Lasers

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Lasers are one of the preferred options for benign skin lesions removal in many cosmetic clinics. This is due to the high dregree of accuracy of most modern cosmetic lasers, and because of this high accuracy and precision the risks of scarring are very low. By looking as these easy procedures, while usingg lasers for mole removal, you can appreciate how good the results usualy are for benign skin lesions removal and consequently for Syringoma removal.

 

Lasers for Syringoma Removal

Welcome to the state of the art technology for Cosmetic treatmnets. Lasers are often associated with high technology and safety in cosmetic treatment for mole and benign skin lesions removal in general. The perception is not mistakenly placed. Lasers are very effective in removing little moles and birthmarks with a high degree of accuracy. This means that if used porperly laser Syringoma removal can have excellent results in one session only.

The type of lasers used for cosmetic procedures is called CO2 fractinated Laser of CO2 laser.

If used for common eruptive syringoma, usualy one ablative session per Syringoma will suffice to remove these benign lesions by using the Co2 laser.

On the other hand when removing/treating periorbital syringoma it is usually remmomended a minimum two course of cosmetic treatment:

  1. First ablation of the small benign esions with the use of the CO2 lasers as seen in the vidoes above for mole removal. The client usualy requires two to three weeks to recover form the treatment fully
  2. after the recovery porces the client can undergo a deep peel at the clinic of the area teated by the CO2 laser or be prescrivbed a course of daily peels to smooth the area where the treatment was carried out.

Therefore the first line of cosmetic treatment is usually to destroy these sweat duct tumors by using the CO2 laser. Topical anaesthetic is usualy required to be applied on the area to be treated with the laser for maximum comfort for the client.  However, these unsightly benign skin lesions don’t go away without a fight, sometime they are quite difficult to eradicate in just one session because they tend to regrow quite quickly.  Becasue of this tendency of regrowing after the CO2 session there may still be small flat bumps which can be levelled off with cosmetic peels.

The cosmetic peels that can be used can either be for home use (ie Glycolic acid at 10%-20% concentration or mandelic acid 20 to 30%). If the cosmetic practitioner prefers one or two sessions of high contrated peel can be appplied as approctriate on the patches where the syringoma are still slightly raised.

Numbing Creams and Anaestetics

Although lasers are considered to be high tech even a mild superficial ablation can be uncomfortable or even painful. Even with the use of lasers it is always advisable to numb the area before treatment.

In cosmetic or beauty clinics the preferred options are topical anaesthics contaiing a 5% emulsion preparation, containing 2.5%  lidocaine/prilocaine respectively (i.e. numbing creams like Emla). These preparations are usualy available without prescriptions from the local Chemists. These type of topical anaestetics are normally used also by tattoo artits to numb the area before tattoing. Since tattoo artists are normaly not medicaly qualified there is usualy a mild topical anaesthetic available without prescription (deppendant on local legislation).

At dermatologists’ clinics usualy up to 20% concentrations are used in topical anaesthetic creams. Normally local anaesthetic injections are not required for this simple procedure however some doctors, accustomed to administer injectable lidocain, can opt for local anaesthetic. The advantage of local anaestetic it the fact that the area will be numb within a few minutes following the injection.

 

After care

The after care is minimal after this type of procedure. Although the risks of infections are very low after a  superficial cosmetic procedure it is advisable to instruct the client to apply the appropriate antiseptic (cream) twice a day. This will drastically reduce even further  the risks of mild infections. In oder to reduce the risks of hyperpigmentation sun screen must be worn daily for at least 3 months after the last treatment.