What are Cherry Angiomas?
If you’ve noticed tiny red bumps on your skin that tend to bleed when they are bumped, then you may have cherry angiomas.
Cherry angiomas are growths that contain broken blood vessels and are usually not concerning. However, they can be irritating, unsightly, and cause irregular bleeding. At Advanced Dermatology we offer laser cherry angioma removal so you don’t have to worry about these bumps any longer.
What causes Cherry Angiomas?
The exact cause of cherry angiomas isn’t known. There may be certain genetic factors that make some people predisposed to get them. They’ve also been linked to pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, and climate. There also appears to be a link between cherry angiomas and age. They often begin to appear when individuals reach age 30, and seem to increase in size and number with age.
Cherry angiomas aren’t dangerous, so there’s no medical reason to remove them. Still, you should schedule a visit with your Omaha dermatologist when you notice one.
Symptoms that always occur with cherry angioma:
- Small armpit lump
- Cherry red armpit bump
- Constant armpit lump
Symptoms that never occur with cherry angioma:
- Painful armpit lump
Cherry angioma is also known as
- Cherry angiomata
- Senile angiomas
- Campbell De Morgan spots
Cherry Angiomas Laser Treatment
Our laser therapy uses a pulsed dye laser that emits focused heat, destroying the cherry angioma for good. Our treatments are generally very quick, although the time it takes per appointment and the number of appointments you need depend on the amount of cherry angiomas you wish to have removed.