WHAT IS A CHERRY ANGIOMA?
A cherry angioma is a type of non-cancerous skin growth that appears as a small, bright red bump on the skin's surface. They are also known as senile angiomas, Campbell de Morgan spots, or simply red moles.
Cherry angiomas are common and typically develop in adults over the age of 30. They can occur anywhere on the body, but are most commonly found on the torso, arms, and legs.
- Bright red
- Small, usually around the size of a pinhead
- May be smooth or slightly raised
WHAT CAUSES CHERRY ANGIOMAS?
Cherry angiomas are formed by the proliferation of blood vessels in the skin and are usually painless. Although the exact cause of cherry angiomas is not yet fully understood, it's believed that genetic factors, age, and environmental factors may play a role in their development. Some potential causes are:
Genetics: Research suggests that there may be a genetic component to the development of cherry angiomas, as they tend to run in families.
Age: Cherry angiomas are more common in people over the age of 30, and their prevalence tends to increase with age.
Hormonal changes: Some studies have suggested that hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause may trigger the development of cherry angiomas.
Exposure to sunlight: There is some evidence to suggest that exposure to sunlight or other sources of UV radiation may contribute to the development of cherry angioma.
ARE CHERRY ANGIOMAS HARMFUL?
Don't worry, cherry angiomas are considered harmless and simply a cosmetic concern.
They might bleed a little if you scratch or rub them the wrong way, but aside from that, cherry angiomas are usually harmless.
If you're bothered by their appearance or they're located in an area that's prone to irritation, there are treatment options.
HOW CAN I TREAT MY CHERRY ANGIOMAS
Primary treatment options revolve around one of laser, electrocautery or cryotherapy. Our preference at Glow Luxe is IPL/Laser as the results are fast, effective and precise, with a very minimal chance of any side effect. We want to remove the cherry angioma and at the same time keep your skin looking gorgeous!
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