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Chelsea File, PA-C
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Angiomas and Hemangiomas

Common, benign vascular skin growth or lesion that occurs on the surface of your skin.

What is it?

Made of small blood or lymphatic vessels with a red or purple appearance, angiomas are typically noncancerous (benign) growths.  Angiomas can develop in both men and women and may appear anywhere on the body. However, they are notably more prevalent among individuals with fairer skin complexions. Spider angiomas and cherry angiomas are the most common types. The causes of most types of angiomas are unknown, but others, like cherry angiomas, are due to aging and don’t have any known health concerns.

Hemangiomas, commonly referred to as "strawberry marks," are benign growths characterized by red or purple discoloration. Comprised solely of small blood vessels and devoid of lymphatic vessels, these birthmarks can emerge across the body, appearing most often on the face, chest, and back. While they typically arise during infancy or childhood, hemangiomas commonly resolve by the age of 10.

How is it treated?

Angiomas and hemangiomas are typically benign and often resolve without intervention. However, instances may arise where medical removal is necessary for aesthetic purposes or due to changes in color, shape, bleeding, or discomfort. External factors, like friction from clothing, may also necessitate removal to prevent further complications. Treatment options include laser therapy or liquid nitrogen application to eliminate blood vessels and damaged tissue. While these treatments may cause minor discomfort, they generally yield favorable cosmetic outcomes.

Although most angiomas and hemangiomas are harmless, it's essential to consult our team of professional, board-certified dermatologists to rule out malignancy. Located in Bexley, our dermatologists will collaborate with you to develop a personalized and safe treatment plan for your skin.

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