Cherry Angioma

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Cherry Angioma

Their bright-red (or purple or, sometimes, even black) appearance may seem odd, but cherry angiomas – skin growths that can occur on almost any area of the body – are usually harmless. Also known as cherry hemangiomas or Campbell de Morgan spots, they are usually found on people age 30 and older, their red hue is caused by a series of broken blood vessels inside. We tend to develop more of these little red blemishes as we get older, and many people associate them with aging. Read on to find out whey they happen and how they can be removed.

 

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Frequently asked questions

Red, black or purple-coloured cherry angiomas often have a circular or oval shape and are usually quite small, ranging in size from a tiny pinpoint to a quarter of an inch in diameter. Some cherry angiomas appear smooth and even with your skin, while others can seem slightly raised.

While the exact cause of cherry angiomas is unknown, there may be a genetic factor that makes certain people more apt to get them. Some research has even linked them to pregnancy, exposure to chemicals and climate. Interestingly, there does appear to be a fairly strong connection between cherry angiomas and age, in that they often begin to show up at age 30 or older, and seem to increase in size and number after that.

Although cherry angiomas won’t go away on their own, a professional skin specialist can recommend safe and effective cherry angioma removal using a vascular laser which uses laser/light energy to heat the blood vessels to a temperature that will break them down and shrink them, reducing and, often, completely eliminating their appearance above the surface of the skin. Find out more about BBL and ThermoClear treatments which specifically target vascular conditions such as cherry angiomas and spider veins.

Methods we use to treat

ThermoClear RF treatments are the #1 procedure for milia (whiteheads) and sebaceous hyperplasia. It is a simple, yet effective treatment on the face, neck and décolleté for: Milia (whiteheads), oil bumps (acne control), sebaceous hyperplasia, telangiectasia (spider veins), solar lentigines (sun spots/brown pigment), seborrheic keratosis, cherry hemangiomas, cholesterol deposits, skin tags.Using a very fine sterile needle we simply touch the epidermis of the affected area. The current is attracted to the water contained within the affected area essentially dehydrating the area and triggering the body to exfoliate the dried skin in a few days.
Broadband light technology generates broad-spectrum light waves that penetrate deeply into the lower layers of your skin. The light is changed to heat energy as it reaches beneath the surface of the skin. As this special type of light saturates the epidermis, chemicals in your skin change light energy to beneficial heat energy that immediately begins repairing damaged skin by stimulating collagen production. Collagen is a protein-rich, structural compound necessary for supporting all your body’s tissues. It is also essential for providing firmness, suppleness and strength to your facial skin. Skin naturally produces less and less collagen as we age, a major contributing factor to wrinkling, sagging, dryness, and unattractive spider veins.

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