What is an Angioma?
Angiomas are benign growths made up of small blood vessels. They can appear anywhere on the body. The three most common types are cherry angiomas, spider angiomas, and angiokeratomas.
Occasionally, an angioma may become irritated from external factors such as rubbing against clothing and will need to be removed to avoid further problems. However, since the majority of angiomas are harmless, most people have them treated for cosmetic reasons.
There are three common ways to remove angiomas. Electrodesiccation uses an electric needle to destroy the blood vessels in the growth. Cryosurgery involves using liquid nitrogen to freeze away the damaged cells. Finally, laser treatment uses a beam of intense, focused light to remove the growth. Our Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute Board-Certified Dermatologists will work with you to determine the safest and most effective course of action for your skin.
Book an appointment to discuss treatment for angiomas with Aura Dermatology.