Angiomas are benign growths made up of small blood vessels. They can appear anywhere on the body. The three most common types are spider angiomas, angiokeratomas and cherry angiomas.
Occasionally, angiomas may become irritated (from external factors such as rubbing against clothing) and will need to be removed to avoid further problems. However, since the majority of angiomas are harmless, most people have them treated for cosmetic reasons.
The three most common ways to remove angiomas include: electrodessication, which uses an electric needle to destroy the blood vessels in the growth; the application of liquid nitrogen to freeze off the growth; and laser treatment, which uses a beam of intense, focused light to remove the growth. Our doctors will work with you to determine the safest and most effective course of action for your skin.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, call 512.930.3909.