Cherry angiomas, also known as senile angiomas or Campbell de Morgan spots, are common benign growths on the skin that appear as small, red, circular bumps. They are usually found on the trunk and limbs of the body and are more common in individuals over the age of 30. While they are generally harmless and do not require treatment, some people may choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons.
If a person decides to have their cherry angiomas removed, there are several treatment options available from a dermatologist. Treatment options include Excel V laser which uses a high-intensity beam of light to target and destroy the blood vessel. Electrocautery, involves using an electric current to burn off the cherry angioma. Cryotherapy, or freezing the cherry angioma with liquid nitrogen, is another common treatment option.
Our team of dermatologists and advanced practiced practitioners can help determine the best treatment option based on the size and location of the cherry angioma, as well as the individual’s medical history and preferences.