Syringoma are benign skin colored growths that usually appear near the eyes. Although there is no perfect technology to remove the growths, many have been tried. Laser treatment is an option, however pinpoint electrocautery may offer the best combination of results and healing. No skin preparation in needed. Prior to treatment the area is injected with lidocaine to numb the area. Electrocautery involves the passage of an electrical current from a small metal tip to the syringoma effectively burning the lesion. After the treatment the areas become a little swollen and the syringoma may develop a scab for five to seven days. Most patients have minimal social downtime and excellent healing. The lesions usually either clear up or shrink in size.
Above are pictures of a patient treated at Baylor Medicine Dermatology for her syringoma before and after only one treatment.