How can I remove syringoma/milia under my eyes?Skin, Hair & Nails Aesthetic Medicine
Hi Doctors, I used to have tiny bumps that are situated under my eye area since I was a teenager, but for the past 1-2 years, I’ve noticed skin colored/light brown bumps around my eyes, some on my cheeks and forehead too. I use face exfoliating scrubs at times but I don’t think it works for me. I did some research myself and I’m not sure if it’s syringoma or just normal milia seeds and my facial lady can’t remove them for me. What are the creams/medicine I can use or procedures (laser, peels etc) for me to get them removed? How much would that cost?
I fully agree with Dr Chua that the lesions you have posted are consistent with milia.
- Avoid excessive eye creams in the area, as some patients tend to find some aggravation with creams/gels in the under-eye area
- Treat the lesions with ablative laser, but do note there’s a risk of recurrence.
- I tend to advise a light dose of retinoid (differin or Retin-A) over the affected areas after laser removal to reduce the risk of recurrence
Milia can be annoying but definitely treat-able. Consult your doctor soon!
Dr Winston Lee
MBBS, MCEM, MPH
3 Simei street 6, #02-28
You appear to be suffering from milia. Exfoliating scrubs help to prevent them from happening, but do little to treat the existing lesions.
CO2 lasers or electrocautery can remove the existing lesions effectively. These are usually done in a single session and my centre charges 200 SGD onwards depending on area affected and number of actual lesions.
On top of that, I use medical peels, gentle lasers and also personalised skincare as part of my practice to prevent such lesions from reappearing or multiplying.
This two-pronged combination approach gives my patients optimal results for cure and prevention.
Hope this helps!
Dr Chua Cheng Yu
13 Stamford Road #B2-36/37, Capitol Piazza Singapore 178905
Thanks for sharing your photos with us. This is probably milia and they can be removed easily with a Smartxide CO2 laser. However, it can recur as some of the doctors here have mentioned.
A good skin care regime, scrub or peel can help prevent the recurrence. The CO2 laser burns off these milia with minimal scarring and the downtime is usually about 2-3 days depending on each individual.
I hope this answers your question. Have a great week ahead and all the best!
The information provided is purely for educational purposes and does not constitute medical advice or create any physician/patient relationship. Results may vary between individuals.
Dr Terence Goh
MBBS (Spore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Surg), FAMS
AZATACA Plastic Surgery
38 Irrawaddy Road #06-48
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
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