Cherry Angioma Removal London UK
What are Cherry Angiomas?
Cherry angiomas are common skin growths that can develop on most areas of your body. They are usually found on people aged over 30. The growths are small and bright red, like a cherry, hence their name. They are made up of small blood vessels or capillaries, and while the exact cause of their development is unclear, they are not harmful and are usually a normal part of ageing.
These angiomas appear as small, bright red dots, initially, and can grow to a larger size and may appear on various parts of the body. Although they are most commonly found on the torso, they can also occur on the arms, legs, and even the scalp. It’s important to note that cherry angiomas are benign, meaning they are not cancerous. They don’t usually cause any pain or discomfort, but they might bleed if they are injured or scratched.
The colour of cherry angiomas is due to the blood vessels that make up this type of skin growth. They can range in colour from bright red to a more purplish hue. Over time, these angiomas may change in size or shape, or remain stable. The number of angiomas can also increase with age.
While the exact cause of cherry angiomas is not fully understood, they are believed to be linked to genetic factors, hormonal changes, and certain environmental factors. Some studies suggest a possible link with pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, and climate. However, these links are not definitively proven.
In terms of treatment, cherry angiomas do not usually require any unless they are cosmetically undesirable or are causing discomfort. There are several methods for removing them, including laser treatment, electrocautery, and cryotherapy. It’s important to consult with a professional at Centre for Surgery you’re considering treatment for cherry angiomas, as we can provide advice on the most appropriate method based on the size and location of the angioma.
What do Cherry Angiomas Look Like?
See the images below for typical appearances of a cherry angioma before treatment with laser:
As with most facial vascular lesions, cherry angioma is very effectively treated in a single treatment session using a long pulse Nd:YAG laser. There is no downtime after cherry angioma removal, and the risk of recurrence is minimal.
Benefits of Laser Cherry Angioma Removal with Fotona Laser
Laser cherry angioma removal with Fotona Laser offers a highly effective, safe, and minimally invasive option for treating cherry angiomas. This advanced technology provides several benefits:
- Precision and Effectiveness: Fotona Laser systems are known for their precision in targeting the affected area. This laser can accurately target the blood vessels that make up the angioma without affecting the surrounding skin. This precision results in an effective treatment that significantly reduces or completely removes the angioma.
- Minimal Discomfort and Pain: One of the key advantages of using the Fotona Laser is the reduced level of discomfort compared to other removal methods. The procedure is generally considered to be less painful, and many patients report only a mild sensation similar to the snap of a rubber band against the skin.
- Quick Procedure with No Downtime: Treatments with the Fotona Laser are typically quick, often completed in just a few minutes depending on the size and number of angiomas being treated. Moreover, there is no significant downtime associated with this procedure, allowing patients to return to their daily activities immediately.
- Low Risk of Scarring or Skin Damage: Due to the laser’s precision and the non-invasive nature of the procedure, there is a lower risk of scarring or permanent skin damage. This is particularly important for treatments on visible areas of the body.
- Effective on All Skin Types: Fotona Laser technology is versatile and effective on a wide range of skin types. This inclusivity ensures that a broader demographic of patients can benefit from this treatment.
- Reduced Risk of Bleeding and Infection: Since the laser seals blood vessels as it works, there is a reduced risk of bleeding during the procedure. Additionally, the non-invasive nature of the treatment lowers the risk of infection compared to surgical removal methods.
- Potential for Fewer Treatment Sessions: In many cases, cherry angiomas can be removed in a single session with the Fotona Laser. This efficiency is beneficial for patients looking for a quick solution with minimal interruption to their lives.
- Enhanced Cosmetic Outcomes: For patients concerned about the cosmetic appearance of cherry angiomas, laser removal with the Fotona Laser can provide clean and aesthetically pleasing results. The precision of the laser minimizes the impact on surrounding skin, often leaving little to no trace of the original angioma.
- Customisable Treatments: The settings on the Fotona Laser can be adjusted to suit the specific needs of each patient. This customisation ensures that the treatment is as effective as possible for each individual case.
- Increased Patient Satisfaction: Given the combination of effectiveness, minimal discomfort, and excellent cosmetic outcomes, treatments with the Fotona Laser often result in high levels of patient satisfaction.
Cherry Angioma Removal at Centre for Surgery: Exceptional Care and Expertise
What is Cherry Angioma Removal with Laser?Cherry angioma removal with laser involves using a focused beam of light (laser) to target and eliminate the small blood vessels that make up a cherry angioma. This procedure is non-invasive and is specifically designed to treat these benign skin growths.
Is Laser Treatment for Cherry Angiomas Safe?Yes, laser treatment for cherry angiomas is generally considered safe. It is a non-invasive procedure with minimal risks, especially when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner.
How Does the Laser Procedure Work?The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by the red pigment in the blood vessels of the angioma. This light energy is converted into heat, which destroys the blood vessels, causing the angioma to fade or disappear.
Is the Procedure Painful?Most patients report little to no pain during the procedure. You may feel a mild stinging sensation, like the snap of a rubber band against the skin, but this is typically well-tolerated.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?The duration of the treatment depends on the size and number of angiomas being treated. Generally, each angioma takes just a few minutes to treat.
Are There Any Side Effects?Side effects are usually minimal and may include temporary redness, swelling, or slight bruising at the treatment site. These typically resolve within a few days.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?In many cases, cherry angiomas can be effectively treated in just one session. However, the number of treatments needed can vary depending on the size and depth of the angioma.
What is the Recovery Time?There is typically no downtime required after laser treatment for cherry angiomas. Patients can usually return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Will the Cherry Angiomas Come Back After Treatment?Once a cherry angioma has been successfully treated with laser, it is unlikely to return. However, new angiomas may develop in other areas of the skin over time.
Can Laser Treatment Remove All Types of Cherry Angiomas?Laser treatment is effective for most cherry angiomas. However, the efficacy can vary depending on the size, location, and depth of the angioma.