Remove cherry angioma to give the skin a clear, blemish free complexion.
What is a Cherry Angioma?
Cherry angiomas, also known as a Campbell de Morgan spot, is a small benign overgrowth of blood vessels just below the skin surface. They can vary in size and appear as a bright red or purple spot, found in any area of the body, including the face.
These small vascular lesions tend to develop as part of the natural ageing process and are normally harmless, however may become more of a cosmetic concern leading people to seek treatment to remove them.
How we can help
Treatments that can help
You’ve probably got some questions, but before you get in touch, we’ve answered the most common ones here.
What causes cherry angiomas?
The exact cause of cherry angiomas are not known, however we are aware of contributing factors to their development.
The first contributing factor is age, as they tend to be more common from the age of 30 onwards. Your genetic predisposition will also play a role, if they run in your family it’s highly likely you may develop them too. Hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menopause have also been linked to the development of cherry angiomas.
Will cherry angiomas return following treatment?
As the exact cause of cherry angiomas is unknown, it is very difficult to prevent them recurring. Once treated they can be quite persistent and return over time, however the likelihood of them returning can vary from person to person.
What treatment options are there to reduce and remove cherry angiomas?
If cherry angiomas are a cosmetic concern, there are some very effective treatments that can remove them.
- Intense Pulsed Light – as the applicator is moved over the skin the light energy is released and absorbed by the blood within the cherry angioma. This causes a rapid heating of the blood which destroys the angioma and allows your body to gradually break them down.
- Regenlite – Another vascular laser treatment, this is usually reserved for larger cherry angiomas and vascular lesions. It works in a very similar way to IPL by heating the blood, resulting in coagulation which allows your body to effectively remove it.
Following your consultation your practitioner will advise on the best treatment for optimal results. We will ensure you have a good understanding of how the treatment will benefit your skin, including any downtime expected, treatment duration and costs.