cherry angioma

Cherry Angiomas explained

Cherry angiomas are common, harmless spots. It is not necessary to remove them. However, if you do wish to remove these spots, it is important to visit a qualified practitioner for an assessment and treatment.

There are several possible causes for red dots on the skin, including heat rash, keratosis pilaris (KP), contact dermatitis, continual scratching and atopic dermatitis. Red dots on the skin may also occur due to more serious conditions, such as a viral or bacterial infection. A thorough assessment will help you understand your condition and a solution pathway will be provided. 

Cherry angioma are benign blood vessel tumours that look like bright red moles. Very often when they’re large, situated in a visible area or multiple in nature they can become a cosmetic nuisance.

They are very easy to remove and this can be accomplished in a single treatment session.

Cherry angiomas markedly increase in number from about the age of 40, so it has been estimated that 75% of people over 75 years of age have them.

Cherry angiomas can occur in young people, 5% of adolescents have been found to have them.

Cherry angiomas are simply an overgrowth of blood vessels. Although they can sometimes look like moles, they do not have the potential to transform into skin cancer or any other medical condition.

The collection of small blood vessels inside a cherry angioma give them a reddish appearance. This type of skin growth is typically not a cause for concern unless it bleeds often or changes in size, shape, or colour. Talk to your doctor if you notice any bleeding or changes in appearance.

Pricing and the method of removal will be classed depending on their location, size and quantity to be treated.

At Integrity Skin Clinic we would love to show you what our range of clinical services can do for you!
If you have questions, please feel free to send a message to Client Services or call 07 3849 4111


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