Pure Dermatology
Angioma on the skin. Red moles on the body. Many birthmarks.

What is a hemangioma?

A hemangioma is a benign (or non-cancerous growth) made up of overgrown capillaries. Babies can be born with hemangiomas that generally resolve as they grow. There are now many oral, topical, and laser treatments that can be used to treat infantile hemangiomas. Dr. Mara Haseltine has treated infantile hemangiomas for over a decade. Pure Dermatology will offer the most up-to-date and safest treatment options for your infant. 

What is a cherry angioma? What are the red dots on my skin?

A cherry angioma is a mole-like skin growth made up of small blood vessels. It is the most common type of angioma. Cherry angiomas are usually found on the trunk and limbs and less frequently on the face and scalp. These are most common in people over the age of 30 and are harmless. Occasionally, a cherry angioma can bleed if irritated.

Can cherry hemangiomas be treated?

Yes.  A board-certified dermatologist or dermatology-trained nurse practitioner can easily treat cherry hemangiomas. Bleeding hemangiomas can be removed with ease by a shave removal.  Cherry angiomas can be treated with the Excel V laser and electrocauterization. These treatments are quick, effective, and cause minimal scarring. We take comfort seriously at Pure Dermatology so numbing medication or other distraction measures are used if necessary for treatment of hemangiomas.

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