Anigoma

anigoma

A hemangioma is a non-cancerous overgrowth of small blood vessels in the skin called capillaries. Infantile hemangiomas, or hemangiomas that are present in babies at birth or in early infancy, generally go away as the infant grows. However, 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. Cenla Dermatology will offer the most up-to-date and safest treatment options for your infant.

anigoma

Anigoma

A hemangioma is a non-cancerous overgrowth of small blood vessels in the skin called capillaries. Infantile hemangiomas, or hemangiomas that are present in babies at birth or in early infancy, generally go away as the infant grows. However, 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. Cenla 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 red, round, mole-like skin growth made up of capillaries. It is the most common type of angioma. Cherry angiomas are usually found on the trunk, limbs, face, and scalp. They are most common in people over the age of 30 and they are considered 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 with one of several treatment methods. Some of the common treatments for bleeding cherry hemangiomas may include shave biopsy, vascular laser treatment, or the use of electrocautery. These treatments are quick, effective, and cause minimal scarring. We take comfort seriously at Cenla Dermatology so numbing medication or other distraction measures are used if necessary during treatment of hemangiomas.