A syringoma is one of those skin conditions that, unless you have the misfortune to be affected, you are unlikely to have heard of. However, they are not uncommon and can be rather difficult to get rid of say Joanna Koussertari a practitioner from JK Skin Aesthetics who has over 14 years experience in lesion removal.
"Syringomas are classified as a cosmetic condition they are not treatable by a medical practitioner under the NHS and therefore the effective treatment options are limited. Syringomas are evident as yellowish or skin coloured bumps ranging in size from 1 to 3mm. They are in fact benign sweat duct tumours and caused by overactive sweat or eccrine glands, most often appearing in clusters on and around the eyelids although they can form elsewhere on the face and other areas of the body, like in the armpits, upper chest and vulva".
It's important to note that Syringomas are harmless, they commonly appear in adolescents usually occurring after puberty and affect adults mainly women then men. However harmless they are they still cause a cosmetic concern for people with this condition, especially if it is extensive, lowering self confidents and self-esteem.
WHAT CAUSES THEM?
Syringomas are caused by the overgrowth of cells from the sweat glands and any activity that increases sweat gland production. Some medical conditions can also affect the sweat glands and may mean you’re more likely to develop syringomas. These include Genetic Diabetes Diabetes Mellitus Marfan’s Syndrom Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
We don't yet fully understand why some people are more prone to them than others however, we can help reduce the occurrence of these unsightly blemishes.
HOW YOU CAN TREAT SYRINGOMAS
To help prevent Syringoma is to
Wash morning and night
Reduce or limit sweat gland activity.
Avoiding or protecting the skin from environmental and chemical stresses such as uv rays.
Factors that may reduce the risk of syringomas include:
avoiding skin irritants and allergens
making sure blood sugar levels are in a healthy range because syringomas are considered a complication of diabetes
eating a healthy, balanced diet high in skin nutrients such as vitamin A and E
using natural astringents and skin tonics like Witch Hazel, Tea tree or Rose water
Going to a professional practitioner can help remove Syringomas
Advanced electrolysis (non invasive)
Laser Surgery (non invasive)
Plasma Fiboblast (non invasive)
Many people don't realise that Botulinum toxin A injections, are used to reduce hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating and may aid in the prevention and treatment of syringomas. A 2016 study found that giving Botulinum injections alongside C02 laser therapy significantly improved the outcome for syringomas. Treatment like AquaGold Fine Touch or Mesotherpay are procedures that are non invasive and have hardly any downtime that can help against Syringomas.
The outlook for individuals with syringoma is good, there are many ways you can prevent Syringoma from occurring and if you choose to have your syringomas removed, the likelihood that they will reoccur is low however, there is a possibility of reoccurrence if you are prone to them. There is a risk of scarring or infection following removal, but this risk is minimal and only increases if you don’t follow the aftercare instructions provided to you by your clinician.
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