Syringomas are small harmless lesions that usually appear under the lower eyelids and sometimes on cheeks. They usually starts in young age and present as small, multiple, soft, skin-color to yellow brown papules. Syringomas are common in women then men. As they are harmless no treatment is required. Treatment of Syringoma is for cosmetic purpose only.
Syringoma under eye is caused due to overgrowth of cells from sweat glands. Syringomas may also run in families. It may also be common in other disease. Report shows that more then 18% of people with Down Syndrome may have syringoma. Diabetes peoples also often have clear cell syringoma.
Sometimes Syringoma may be confused with other skin conditions. In that case your doctor will confirm it by skin biopsy and exclude other possible conditions. If syringoma is confirmed as a diagnosis. You may not need any treatment. But syringoma under eye is often frustrating, so for cosmetic reason it can be removed.
Destruction of syringoma may be simple but scarring and recurrence may be occur. So consult your dermatologist before trying any treatment options for syringoma. Some of the syringoma treatment that are being used may include:
- Excision of lesion with scalpel, scissors or flexible razor blade.
- Carbon dioxide or Er:YAG laser treatment.
- Cryosurgery, which involved freezing the lesion with liquid nitrogen.
- Cauterization, which involves burning the lesion with a electric needle.
- Electrodesiccation and curettage.
- Trichloroacetic acid.