A Cherry Angioma (CG) is a smooth bump on the skin, usually looking like a cherry red colour, hence the name. They are a collection of small blood vessels inside a bump, which give them this visual appearance and they typically appear on the torso, but can also occur in various other places on the body. They don’t usually appear on people until they reach the age of 30 or older, and are not a cause for concern so long as they do not bleed often or alter in size, shape or colour, in which case we advise you to seek immediate help locally at your own GP.
The precise cause of these red bumps is not known, however some experts speculate that they may be a genetic condition. There also is a link with Cherry Angioma’s to pregnancy, exposure to harmful chemicals and of course, the natural aging process.
There are numerous treatment options available for CG, including Laser Surgery and Shave excision. The specific treatment required is usually determined on a case by case basis.
So long as the CG one has is not showing signs of getting worse, then one can generally avoid treatment. However, if there are notable differences with the Cherry Angioma as described above, then it may be wise to contact your local GP; this is done to ensure these cells are not cancerous. Furthermore, should one wish for the removal of CG due to cosmetic reasons, then it likewise may be wise to seek as much help as you can in your local area.
However, if you are not successful seeking help locally and wish for an alternative approach, then you may want to contact us here at Renew Skin & Health Clinic – we are located on 18 Guy St. Leamington Spa, CV32 4RT. We are also available via telephone on 01926 422 454, and our lines are open from 9AM to 9PM. We will look to hold a consultation with you, and this will allow us to determine what condition you have, and also what the best treatment option would be for you, in order to provide the best results. Please be aware that there will be consultation fees of £100.00. We at Renew Skin & Health clinic offer two types of treatment for such skin blemishes and those are pulsed-dye laser treatment or treatment with another device called TC-3000 (works on a mechanism called thermal coagulation) and the actual cost of the treatment will be discussed at this consultation. We may be able to give you a patch test to see which one works better in your individual case.
For Cherry Angioma, we frequently see patients who visit us from Coventry, Birmingham, Leicester, Worcester, Oxford, Banbury, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Northampton, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Derby areas.
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