What is a cherry angioma?

A cherry angioma is a commonly occurring, non-cancerous growth that is defined by a small, light to dark red bump the surface of the skin. The red colour is attributed to the presence of blood vessels found within the cherry angioma.

What is the cause of cherry angiomas?

While the exact cause of cherry angioma is not known, studies have indicated that there are factors that can cause cherry angiomas to develop, such as:

  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Exposure to certain chemicals
  • Underlying medical conditions
  • Ageing

Are cherry angiomas dangerous?

While cherry angiomas are not dangerous, it’s important to have any red coloured mole examined by a doctor, if the appearance changes, or if the red coloured mole has yet to be diagnosed as a cherry angioma. When the doctor examines the skin growth, they will be able to determine with certainty, if the red mole is cherry angioma or something more serious such as skin cancer.

Can cherry angiomas be removed?

Yes. The most effective treatment method for cherry angiomas is Vbeam laser. This laser treatment is completely safe, works on all skin types, ensures faster results with minimal downtime, and is more gentle on the skin than heat-based laser treatments. Vbeam utilises pulse-dyed laser technology, emitting powerful yet gentle bursts of light to specifically target and treat affected areas of the skin. The light is readily absorbed by the blood vessels or melanin-pigmented areas, ensuring successful treatment of the condition.

Treatment process

The following is a brief demonstration of the laser treatment process for cherry angiomas.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to get rid of cherry angiomas
How to prevent cherry angioma
Can cherry angiomas be flat?
How to get rid of cherry angiomas at home
Are cherry angiomas a sign of cancer?
Are cherry angiomas hereditary?
Can cherry angiomas get bigger?
Do cherry angiomas bleed?
Do cherry angiomas go away?
How many cherry angiomas are normal?
How to stop a cherry angioma from bleeding?

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