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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.
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:
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.
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.
The following is a brief demonstration of the laser treatment process for cherry angiomas.
There are a number of medical treatment methods available to remove cherry angiomas, with the most effective treatment being Vbeam laser.
Since the exact reason behind the development of cherry angioma is still unclear, there is no guaranteed preventative measure.
Yes, it is possible for cherry angiomas to flat.
There is no DIY home remedy that can successfully discolour, reduce or remove cherry angioma. Attempting to remove the cherry angioma or similar moles, can be extremely painful and leave a scar. But most importantly, until the cherry angioma has been properly diagnosed by a doctor, what you believe to be a cherry angioma may in fact be something more serious, such as skin cancer. Always consult a doctor before making the decision to remove cherry angiomas.
While cherry angiomas may be mistaken for more serious conditions such as skin cancer, cherry angiomas are harmless skin growths that are not a sign of cancer.
While the exact cause of cherry angiomas is unknown, studies have shown that genetics may be a contributing factor.
Yes, cherry angiomas can get bigger. They can start out as small as .5mm in diameter, but can grow to 5mm or more in diameter. If your red mole has grown or changed appearance, it’s important to consult a doctor.
While cherry angiomas do not cause any discomfort and are completely harmless, they can bleed extensively if they are accidentally scraped or bumped.
Cherry angiomas do not go away, fade, or get smaller over time. The only way to safely remove cherry angiomas is through the use of clinical treatment.
For most patients, the size and quantity of cherry angiomas increases as they get older.
Like ordinary moles, cherry angiomas can bleed and become infected, if they are knocked or damaged. If a cherry angioma is bleeding, wash it, clean it with a topical antibiotic ointment, and apply a bandage over it.
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