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what can be done for cherry angiomas?

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Dr. Ted King
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Simple treatment: Cherry angiomas usually do not need to be treated. If they are cosmetically unattractive or they bleed often, they can be treated by: burning (electrosurgery/cautery), freezing (cryotherapy), or laser.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the most aestheticly pleasing method for cherry angioma removal?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Laser, electrosurger: Depending on the thickness of the cherryvangioma any laser with vascular capabilities- pulse dye 585 wavelength, ktpbat 532. Alexandrite at 755. . The pulse dye or kip work well. Electrosurgery done well gives a very good to excellent result. Unless there are special circumstances surgery will leave a scar and is best avoided.
Dr. Ted King
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What Dr. Westfried was saying, and I agree, is that laser treaatment will look good but traditional surgry witha knife will scar.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is there anything to do about a cherry angioma?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
YES: Cherry angiomas are common non-cancerous tumors made of blood vessels. They are usually hereditary and accumulate with advancing age. Since they are benign, no treatment is necessary. However, elective removal of cherry angiomata include electrodesiccation, laser ablation, and excision.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is a cherry angioma?

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Dr. Ted King
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Benign blood vessel: Cherry angiomas or hemangiomas are little, bright red, pinpoint to match head sized, flat spots that over time, become raised, more dome shaped and actually begin to look like a cherry. They are benign. A nice description of cherry hemangoimas can be seen at: dermtv.Com/what-are-cherry-hemangiomas.
A 31-year-old female asked:

What is a cherry angioma and what does it look like?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Blood vessel disease: Benign blood vessel proliferation, on the skin, looks like a cherry usually small spots. Most of the time no treatment required, easy to treat with cryofreezing, fulgarization or excision.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can I freeze off cherry angioma with over-the-counter products?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Small ones should freeze off pretty easily.

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