Has anyone treated syringomas with the Mixto Fractional CO2 laser? Does it work?
Mixto Fractional CO2 Laser for Syringomas?
Doctor Answers (3)
Full resurfacing over fractional for Syringomas
95% of the time I would still use full resurfacing with erbium laser, followed by CO2 Fractional (I like the CORE CO2 by Syneron-Candela). The depth, and number of passes will depend on your skin type. For example, lighter skin types can be treated more aggressively and safely than darker skin types.
I also use a tiny bit of BOTOX - maybe 1-2 units in the area to reduce the chance of your eccrine ( sweat glands) recurring, this trick can reduce syringoma recurrence.
Remember- its never about the brand, its about the skill set of the operator - especially dealing with lesions around the eyes.
Dr Davin Lim
Aesthetic and laser dermatologist
Brisbane, and Gold Coast
Fractional laser and hyfrecation for syringomas
I use a combination of hyfrecation and fractional co2 laser for syringomas.
In particular, the hyfrecation seems to work the best for treatment, followed by an interval co2 laser session.
Syringomas can be treated with CO2 Laser Mixto
Syringomas are very common on the lower eyelid skin. Laser CO2 resurfacing can be used to reduce them. It is important to understand despite treatment they can return. That said my patients are very happy with this Mixto treatment. While the Mixto can be used fractionally for this, traditional resurfacing can be useful to express or remove these lesions. When traditional resurfacing is used this can increase the time it takes for the skin to fully heal. I tailor the treatment to each patient's needs.