Cherry Angioma

Cherry Angioma are small, red bumps that occur on the surface of the skin. They get their name due to the colour of them and their round shape being like a cherry. Whilst this type of skin lesion isn’t harmful or cancerous, some people may find them unsightly and look for options to get them removed. They are most commonly found around the torso area of the body however they can appear anywhere, including the arms, legs and back. There is no direct cause that has been discovered as to why Cherry Angiomas form, however they are thought to form during the ageing process as they are more prevalent in people as they get older. Also, your genetics may play a role in whether you get them or not. If you have Cherry Angiomas, do not pick or try to remove them yourself at home. This could potentially lead to skin irritation and scarring around it. The safest way to remove these skin lesions is in the clinics. We have a treatment called Cryopen which uses Cryotherapy to freeze the Cherry Angioma and will cause it to eventually fall off. This is a non-invasive treatment option and is very effective at removing them, with none to minimal scarring present. You can find out more information about Cryopen on our treatment page.