Angiomas are red, purple, or black spots that appear on a person’s skin. These commonly appear on the torso, limbs, or face, and are typically completely benign. However, many dislike the appearance of angiomas and seek to have them removed.
Cherry Angioma–Characterized by small, bright red spots. They are usually smooth, and may stick out from the skin. They may appear anywhere on the body, and often increase in number as people age.
Spider Angioma–These red spots are surrounded by capillaries spidering out from them. They are most commonly found on the face and chest. Pregnant women more commonly develop spider angioma. This type of angioma may also indicate a problem with liver function.
Venous Lake— This completely benign form of angioma is located on the lip. Venous lake angioma does not indicate any other health problems, but are often removed for cosmetic reasons.
Angiomas can be removed by laser treatment, often very quickly and in one sitting. Contact Dr. Amy Vaughan Dermatology to discuss angioma treatment and removal.