Cherry angiomas are red spots or bumps that appear on your skin. They can sometimes also be purple, blue, or even black. Their formation tends to increase as you age.
They most often affect the trunk and arms, but can also form on your hands, feet, and face. They are neither cancerous nor precancerous. It is not medically necessary to remove them, but some people may want to for cosmetic reasons, or because cherry angiomas sometimes bleed if bumped or agitated. If you’d like to get rid of any bothersome or unsightly cherry angiomas, at our office in Dedham cherry angiomas removal is offered by our staff and doctors. They pride themselves on using the most advanced techniques to meet their patients’ needs and goals. This team of certified and experienced professionals also offers you a relaxed and comfortable environment guided by the “personal touch.” You’re warmly invited to schedule a consultation at Dedham Medical Aesthetics in Dedham, MA as you continue your journey to a more perfect you!
There is no definitive scientific answer. But among the factors that may play a role in their development are advancing age, genetics, and ultraviolet light exposure. While they can appear at any age, they are most common in adults 30 and over, and their rate of occurrence increases for the rest of your life. Both men and women can develop cherry angiomas.
The spots are usually asymptomatic, although they sometimes cause itching and may bleed if they are bumped or torn. They are the result of small veins growing and connecting underneath the skin, which gives them their characteristically red color. The size of a cherry angioma varies, but it is rarely larger than the diameter of a pencil eraser.
While many cherry angiomas are flat, some may appear rounded and look more like a red mole. Cherry angiomas will not go away on their own but are not malignant. However, they sometimes can look suspicious to a dermatologist until a diagnosis is confirmed. If you are considering cherry angioma removal, know that it is possible for them to grow back over time. We strive to provide you with the best cherry angiomas removal Dedham has to offer, so call today.
Earlier, primitive medical technique options for cherry angioma removal included electrocauterization (burning), cryosurgery (freezing), and even simply cutting them off with a surgical instrument. But the most modern and advanced method is laser removal. For that reason, YAG laser treatment is the chosen technique used exclusively by the doctors at Dedham Medical Aesthetics in Dedham, MA.
The procedure is quick and comfortable and avoids the scarring that previous techniques sometimes produced. The laser “zaps” cherry angiomas with pulses of concentrated energy, destroying the angioma’s blood vessels without damaging the surrounding skin.
Talk to your doctor about the cosmetic benefits of removing cherry angiomas. If you proceed with cherry angioma removal, it is vital that you follow your doctor’s post-procedure instructions.
Laser treatment can cause some slight and temporary bruising, and there can be some brief scabbing. It’s important to avoid any “picking” at the treatment sites, and a broad-spectrum sunscreen should be applied liberally and regularly.
There is no scientific evidence to suggest that any “home remedy” is effective for cherry angioma removal, and people should never attempt to remove them by cutting them off their skin.
Costs will vary according to the number and location of cherry angiomas removed. Discuss options with your doctor. Since cherry angioma removal is a cosmetic procedure, your insurance will not cover the costs.
Dedham Medical Aesthetics in Dedham, MA offers the highest level of certification in services offered, including cherry angioma removal. The doctors and staff seek to make both your experience and your results exceptional. You deserve nothing less!
Contact us today to schedule your appointment with our incredible staff at Dedham Medical Aesthetics. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.
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