I am trying to remember this word.
Syringoma are sweat bumps – sweat glands that have enlarged and protruded out of the skin. They largely appear around my eye area. According to what I have read, these appear on the lower eyelids in puberty and gradually increase in size and number. Usually hereditary, they can only be removed with laser and radiofrequency treatment.
I had these removed once, about ten years ago, and I was warned by the nice Professor Giam at the Singapore Skin Centre that it would return. Unknown to me, these bumps are actually rather common. After hearing what I did, my ex-neighbour got hold of Prof Giam’s contact and did the same procedure. Recently while my sister was back, I heard she has it removed yearly at her dermatologist.
So isn’t it worrying that wherever I go for facial, I am told by the therapists that I have ‘milia seeds’ – oil seeds that are yellowish pimple-like, or skin tags – greyish, flat wart like bumps which the therapists claimed she could remove via some procedure? And for $100 per bump? I tell her I rather see my dermatologist Prof Giam at the Skin Centre for less than what was quoted. They were quite surprised to hear that my bumps are due to sweat glands. Next time, I should impress them by using the term ‘Syringoma.’
On this coming Wednesday, I shall be undergoing the procedure again. It’s rather scary. I’m told there would be a burning smell. It’ll not be done by Prof Giam, but at least it’ll be done by a doctor.