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What is Syringoma and its Causes?

Syringoma is a non-cancerous (benign) skin condition that manifests as small, firm, yellowish bumps or nodules. They are usually found around the eyes, but can also occur on other areas of the face, neck, chest, and genitals. Syringomas are caused by the overgrowth of sweat gland cells and are more common in women than men.

While harmless, syringomas can be a cosmetic concern for most people.


  1. Localised: The most common form of syringoma where the small bumps appear on only one part of your body such as your face
  2. Generalised (eruptive syringomas): The small bumps are found on multiple locations of your body.
  3. Genetic: Syringomas are also associated with Down syndrome and are the result of genetic changes.
  4. Inherited: Some syringomas are inherited from your biological parents during conception.

What is the Difference Between Syringoma and Milia Seeds?

Syringomas and milia seeds may look similar, but they are actually two different skin concerns that require different approaches to treating them. It is common to find a mixture of both syringoma and milia seeds present in the same area as well. Syringomas are present in a deeper dermal layer, which makes them harder to remove as compared to milia seeds, which can be removed easily with laser treatment.

One thing to note is that syringomas are often symmetrical, meaning to say if you have syringomas near your eyes, you will have it on both eyes.

Common ways to identify a syringoma include:

  • Firm, round bump on your skin (1 – 3mm)
  • Bump is skin coloured, yellow or translucent looking
  • Found in tiny group with similar characteristics of shape, size and colour


Syringoma Removal Treatment

While laser treatment, e.g. CO2 laser, is a popular option used to remove syringomas, many of them are ineffective and most importantly, run the risk of scarring and damaging the surrounding skin. 

At Veritas, syringoma is removed safely and effectively with the use of AGNES RF. AGNES is a radio-frequency treatment which uses micro-insulated needles of varying depths to precisely target inflamed follicles that give rise to syringoma without damaging the skin’s epidermis.

Other methods of removal such as using the CO2 laser to ablate the syringoma can cause unnecessary damage to the surrounding skin, and will not be able to treat syringoma permanently without targeting follicles. While a popular option, laser removal is not recommended for syringoma removal.

Syringomas can be completely and permanently removed with AGNES.


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Dr Chua Cheng Yu

  • 10+ years of medical experience
  • 10,000+ cases of aesthetic treatments
  • Known for unique treatment protocols from years of experience
  • Speaker and Trainer at American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Regional Trainer for Ultraformer 3 HIFU, ProYellow Laser, Ellansé, AGNES RF, etc
  • The only official trainer for Fotona Lasers in Singapore

Dr Lena Fan

  • 10+ years of medical experience
  • 10,000+ cases of aesthetic treatments
  • Known for specialised treatments that cater towards feminine health
  • Trainer for non-invasive Vaginal Laxity & Urinary Incontinence treatments
  • KOL for fat loss and body sculpting treatments
  • Combined background in Aesthetic Medicine & Family Medicine


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