Periocular syringomas – Successful treatment with fractional CO2 laser

  • Alberto Goldman Clinica Goldman, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
  • Uwe Wollina Department of Dermatology and Allergology Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany
Keywords: syringoma, treatment, esthetics, fractional CO2 laser


Syringoma is a benign tumor of eccrine origin which arises from eccrine ducts. Syringomas are most commonly found on the eyelids in middle-aged women. Traditional treatments include surgical excision, curettage, peelings, dermabrasion and laser. We report on the successful use of fractional laser on periocular syringomas. A 53-year-old female patient with multiple periorbital syringomas underwent three sessions of fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. Settings of 20 watts of power, 600 μm of spacing, 800 μs of dwell, time stack 2 (Smartxide DOT, DEKA, Florence, Italy) were used. The sessions were performed monthly. Significant improvement of the esthetic appearance was observed after three sessions. There was a decrease of visible syringomas associated with an evident improvement of the skin texture, skin quality and flaccidity. No side effects were observed. We suggested continuing the treatment but the patient was satisfied with the current aspect and result. In conclusion, fractional CO2 laser represents an effective treatment option for the treatment of periorbital syringomas.

Author Biographies

Alberto Goldman, Clinica Goldman, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Director of Clinica Goldman
Uwe Wollina, Department of Dermatology and Allergology Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany
Head of department


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