What are Cherry Angiomas?
If you’ve noticed small red bumps on your skin that look like tiny bright red moles and tend to bleed when they are bumped, then you may have cherry angiomas. Cherry angiomas are common skin growths and are easy to confuse with spider angiomas. However, the main distinction between cherry angiomas and spider angiomas is the reddish extensions that spread out to the surrounding skin from the red spot of the spider angioma.
Cherry angiomas are benign growths that contain broken blood vessels in the skin due to proliferation of the endothelial cells – they are usually not concerning, nor a medical emergency. However, cherry angioma can be irritating, unsightly, and rarely cause bleeding. At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, we offer laser cherry angioma removal to treat cherry angiomas so you don’t have to worry about these unappealing bumps any longer.
What causes Cherry Angiomas?
The exact cause of cherry angiomas isn’t known; however, there may be certain genetic factors that make some people predisposed to get them. Cherry angiomas have also been linked to pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, and climate. There also appears to be a link between cherry angiomas and age, as they often begin to appear in individuals aged 30 years and older and seem to increase in size and number with age.
Cherry angiomas are NOT dangerous and are NOT a sign of skin cancer. Unless cherry angiomas are causing irritation there is no medical reason to remove them.
Cherry Angioma is also known as
- Cherry angiomata
- Cherry Hemangioma
- Senile angiomas
- Campbell De Morgan spots
Laser Treatment for Cherry Angioma
Our laser therapy uses a pulsed dye laser that emits focused heat, to remove the cherry angioma. At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands in Omaha, NE, laser treatments for cherry angioma are generally very quick, although the time it takes per appointment and the number of appointments you need depends on the number of cherry angiomas you wish to have removed. Schedule a consultation today to receive professional medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment options for cherry angioma.