Cherry angiomas are bright red, dome-shaped skin growths made of blood vessels. Cherry angiomas are noncancerous growths that are harmless and are mainly removed for cosmetic reasons. Cherry angiomas are very common in older adults, however, younger people can also develop cherry angiomas. Although the cause of cherry angiomas is unknown, oftentimes they tend to be inherited. Cherry angiomas can appear virtually anywhere on the face and body and commonly appear on the face, arms, and legs.
Although cherry angiomas are entirely benign lesions that do not need to be treated, many people may opt to remove them for cosmetic purposes. Various treatment methods either burn or freeze the cherry angiomas, otherwise referred to as electrocautery or cryotherapy, respectively. Cherry angiomas can also be shaved off in a procedure called shave excision.
While burning, freezing, and shaving off cherry angiomas can be effective, oftentimes these treatments can be painful. Laser treatments offer a safe and painless method to remove cherry angiomas by using targeted laser energy to destroy the blood vessels that make up the cherry angiomas without damaging the surrounding skin. We offer laser treatments to help safely and effectively remove cherry angiomas to achieve clearer, healthier-looking skin.