What are syringomas?
Syringomas are harmless sweat duct tumours. They are skin coloured or yellowish firm, round bumps, and also 1 to 3mm in diameter. They are most often found in clusters on the eyelids, but can also appear elsewhere on the face, in the armpits, upper chest and vulva.
Who is affected by them?
They commonly start to appear in adolescence and are typically found in more women than men.
What causes them?
They are primarily caused by the overgrowth of cells which come from sweat glands.
At Appearances Aesthetics, we offer advanced electrolysis to treat syringomas.
Does Advanced Electrolysis hurt?
We recommend you apply a topical anaesthetic cream thickly, covered with a plaster one hour prior to the treatment to minimise discomfort during the treatment. Such creams are available from any chemist or pharmacy, such as Emla or Amitop.
Are there any side effects from the treatment?
There is no recovery time as such from advanced electrolysis; you can return to work and normal activities immediately after a treatment.
Depending on the particular skin condition being treated and the size of it, you can expect some post treatment discomfort and scabbing as the area heals.
If the area being treated is on your face, you may wish to plan treatment around social events if you do not wish to attend them before post-treatment healing has completed.
Is there any danger of infection?
Any instrument used in contact with the skin is disposed of after each use. This is especially important with the needle and the needle holder. All areas are sterilised, at least twice, with a specialised skin and instrument disinfectant.
How do I book an appointment?