A cherry angioma is the most common type of mole-like growths made up of small blood vessels, or capillaries. These are common skin growths that can develop on most areas of your body. They are usually found on the face, hands, legs and stomach. Although these are superficial and non-life threatening, they can be bothersome to some.
Cherry Angiomas may seem superficial enough, however they maybe up to 1-3mm in size. This type of skin growth is typically not a cause for concern, unless it bleeds often, or changes in size, shape, or color.
The most effective treatment option for a Cherry Angioma is IPL (Intense Pulse Light), also known as Photo Facial. This laser is considered the gold standard for treatment of these vascular lesions.
IPL or Photo Facial works by targeting the blood vessels and redness in the affected area. Multiple treatments will cauterize the lesion or area, helping to minimize bumps as well as relieve the redness.
Generally 1 to 2 sessions of IPL is required for an effective treatment on smaller angiomas. Larger size angiomas may require more sessions.
Typically patients will notice these blood vessels “popping” after 3-7 days. The treatment is painless and requires no downtime and there is no scarring associated with this treatment.
For more information on IPL and Photorejuvenation visit https://www.lastinglooks.ca/photofacial-ipl-toronto at Lasting Looks Clinic in Toronto.