Red moles, or cherry angiomas, are common skin growths that can develop on most areas of your body. They’re also known as senile angiomas or Campbell de Morgan spots. They’re usually found on people aged 30 and older. The collection of small blood vessels inside a cherry angioma give them a reddish appearance – it is a cherry red to purple papule on the skin containing a clustered of blood vessels. They are almost flat, appearing as a small red dot. However, they do tend to expand in thickness.
Cherry angiomas are hereditary and occur mainly on the abdomen. The frequency of cherry angiomas increases with age. They are harmless and have no relation to cancer at all.
Treatment is available at Lasermed with the Intense Pulse Laser (IPL) or Vascular Laser. The laser energy heats the vascular source that feeds the lesion, thereby destroying it. By using the correct laser, which only targets hemoglobin (blood) there are no negative effects on the surrounding skin. It is a non-ablative treatment so no downtime is required.