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What are the options?

What are the options for syringoma removal?

The options for syringoma removal and treatment are:

Chemical Peels

TCA (or Trichloroacetic acid) allows easy removal of  Syringoma usually within one or two treatments. This makes the product very successful within cosmetic clinics because the client can see the results soon after the first session and the results are achieved within a relatively short time-frame. However, TCA is not very easy to control and compared to other types of cosmetic peels, it could be too aggressive on certain skin types and more prone to cause, hypo or hyper-pigmentation than other types of peels. Therefore it may not be the best option for home use given that there are milder peels available on the market which are easier to control.

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Laser Removal

Syringoma laser treatment is very effective in removing Syringoma, but it is very expensive. This Syringoma  laser removal method is similar to electrolysis or electrical arcing in removing  Syringoma but slightly more difficult to perform and also more dangerous

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Electrodessication and electrofulguration treatment for Syringoma

Electrofulguration is one of the preferred methods for  Syringoma removal. By using this technique syringoma are removed safely by using a mild electrical arc.

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Excision is the oldest method of removing Syringoma. It consists in using the same procedure used for skin cancer excision. This is a very effective procedure in removing Syringoma within one session. However, it is very invasive:

  • Bleeding will inevitably occur during the surgical procedure
  • The use of local anaesthetic is mandatory
  • There are risks of infections
  • The procedure will almost inevitably scar the patient

This type of procedure is to be avoided due to the high chances of scarring the patient. Given all the modern techniques available, there is no reason for this type of treatment to be used any longer.

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This removal treatment involves freezing the Syringoma with liquid nitrogen or another chemical. This technique is known as Cryotherapy. The liquid nitrogen treatment has been proposed as a possible Syringoma removal treatment. Liquid nitrogen Syringoma treatment is referred to as Cryo-Syringoma-ablation, and you will see this option come up from time to time. However the dangers of applying extreme low temperatures to your eyelids and the disappointing results have made this removal treatment the least favored – it is simply too dangerous, destructive and the results are unreliable.

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Generally, there are very low risks in applying specialized peels to achieve complete Syringoma removal. Peels are generally the preferred option for Syringoma removal, this is because they are inexpensive and proven not to cause scarring if used properly.

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