How are cherry angiomas treated?
These red spots are easily removed with our laser technologies (PDL, long pulse nd:YAG or IPL). Treatments take up to 5 minutes and may require 2-3 treatment sessions to remove the red spot completely. There is no downtime, and we can remove every red spot on your body during the same session, although we do suggest limiting treatments to 50 spots maximum in one sitting.
Other options you may read about include:
- Cryotherapy- not recommended as they are very likely to scar
- Electrocautery- this is often not required unless in a hair bearing area such as the scalp
- Cut out with scalpel- not recommended unless rapidly growing/changing
How many laser treatments will I need to remove the cherry angioma?
In most cases only one treatment is necessary. Larger stubborn cherry angiomas may require 3-5 sessions. This is uncommon.
How do you remove cherry angiomas from the scalp?
The best option for removing a cherry angioma on the scalp is our radio frequency Surgitron or Tempsure. This is a form of electrosurgery that zaps away the cherry angioma at its base in one sitting.
Can cherry angiomas be treated with cream?
No, cherry angiomas will not go away with cream.
How do you prevent cherry angiomas?
There is no known way to prevent cherry angiomas from growing.