Hemangioma Specialist

LA Skincare Center

Raisa Howard, NP

Cosmetic Dermatology located in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, CA & El Segundo, CA

Red moles, also called cherry angioma or cherry hemangioma, often show up as you age, and can be embarrassing and unsightly. The highly trained team at LA Skincare Center perform angioma removal using the FDA-approved Cutera® excel® V laser system. LA Skincare Center has convenient offices in Los Angeles and El Segundo, California. To learn more call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation online.

Hemangioma

What is a cherry angioma?

A cherry angioma, sometimes called a cherry hemangioma, is a type of skin mole in which tiny blood vessels are clustered, giving the growth a red appearance. The exact cause of cherry angiomas isn’t known, but they usually affect people over 30. Pregnancy, chemical exposure, and certain health conditions might contribute to the formation of a cherry angioma.

What are the symptoms of a cherry angioma?

The most common indication that a skin growth is a cherry angioma is a red color. They can be quite small, with a maximum size of about a quarter-inch. They can be flat or slightly raised and are most commonly found on the torso, shoulders, and limbs.

A cherry angioma usually isn’t dangerous, but if it bleeds frequently, or changes in size, shape, or color, you should see a qualified provider for a skin cancer evaluation.

What is Cutera excel V?

Cutera excel V is a revolutionary laser technology used to safely and effectively treat hemangioma without surgery. The skilled specialists at LA Skincare Center use the power of the excel V laser to damage the blood vessels within the angioma until they collapse. Your body’s immune process will eliminate the destroyed cells over time, resulting in permanent removal of your cherry angioma.

The team at LA Skincare Center use the excel V to treat a variety of cosmetic conditions, including:

  • Age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Wrinkles
  • Spider veins

Do laser treatments for angioma hurt?

Because the excel V has a special cooling system that keeps you from feeling the heat of the laser, treatments aren’t painful. If you have very sensitive skin, your specialist can apply a topical anesthetic before beginning treatment to keep you comfortable.

Is there downtime with excel V treatments?

Excel V laser treatments are noninvasive, so there’s no downtime following your procedure. Occasionally, mild redness or swelling can occur around the treatment site, but this usually goes away in 1-2 days.

How many treatments will I need?

How many treatments depends on the size of your cherry angioma, your skin type, and other individual factors. Following your initial consultation, your LA Skincare Center specialist will create a treatment plan that will achieve optimal results.

To learn more, call the LA Skincare Center office nearest you or schedule a consultation online.