Cherry Angioma Treatment - Adelaide
Cherry angioma are often known as red moles or senile angiomas. They are a common skin condition and can form on any part of the body. They are most prevalent in people over the age of 30. The reddish appearance is attributed to a collection of small red arterioles within the cherry angioma. This skin condition is not a cause for concern unless it changes in shape, colour, or size. Please see your doctor if you notice any changes in appearance or if bleeding occurs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cherry angioma are circular or oval in shape and bright red in colour. They range in size from a pinpoint to about half a centimetre in diameter. They may be either raised or flush with your skin surface. They are found most often on the legs, torso, arms, and shoulders. It may easily bleed if subjected to any scratching trauma.
The cause of a cherry angioma is uncertain, although there does appear to be a genetic component which makes some people more predisposed to getting them. There also seems to be some link with certain environmental factors including: pregnancy, climate, and exposure to certain chemicals. They first begin to appear in people over thirty and they grow in both size and number with increasing age. 75% of people over the age of 75 have cherry angiomas.
Cherry angioma are mostly removed for cosmetic reasons. They are may also be removed if they are in a place that gets regularly bumped and causes it to bleed. There are a few different techniques that may be used to remove cherry angiomas.
Electrocauterization: This technique uses an electric current delivered by a small probe that burns the angioma. You will have a grounding plate attached to your body also.
Cryosurgery: This method uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the angioma. This method is quick and easy and the often only one treatment is needed.
Laser surgery: At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we like to use the Excel V vascular laser to remove cherry angiomas, because they are superficial. The 532nm wavelength may be used. The laser energy causes the blood vessels in the angioma to shut down. Once the blood vessels close up the lesion will naturally necrose. Usually, only one treatment is required. The treatment is not painful and is described as a rubber band flick against the skin.
Why Choose Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
Our commitment to you is to provide you with the highest standard of service, treatment and patient care. You will always receive personal attention and treatment from Dr Rahma Targett each and every time you visit us.
Dr Targett will take the time to listen to your cosmetic needs and provide you with sound advice and realistic expectations. We will work with you to develop a plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Dr Targett will take the time to explain the procedure and provide you with expectations of the outcomes.
Following your treatment, we will provide you with the aftercare and advice that you deserve. At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, you will have the peace of mind that you are being treated by a qualified doctor in aesthetic medicine.
Dr Targett and her team will provide you with everything you need to achieve your aesthetic and health goals.
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