Dermatologists located in Shrewsbury, MA
The exact cause of red spots (cherry angiomas) is unknown, but research has linked them to genetics, pregnancy, hormones, exposure to chemicals, certain medical conditions and climate. Dr. Alissa Lamoureux, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, at Skin Dermatology in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, specializes in the evaluation and treatment of red spots. Contact Dr. Lamoureux today or book an appointment online to discuss the options you have in finally removing those red spots.
Red Spots Q&A
What are Red Spots?
Red spots, also known as cherry angiomas, are common benign skin growths that are filled with tiny blood vessels and can develop all over the body. Some red spots do cause concern if they are painful, bleed or are changing in size, shape, and color.
When is the right time to talk to Dr. Lamoureux about my Red Spots?
If your red spots are bleeding, painful or if they have suddenly changed in size, shape, or color, you will want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lamoureux to have them evaluated.
How do you treat Red Spots?
Although red spots usually do not require treatment, you can opt to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or if it is in a location that is bumped frequently, catching on clothing or bleeding. Treatments that can be used include laser and intense pulsed light therapy utilizing our Cynosure ICON platform. Other methods to remove these bothersome spots are electrocauterization, cryosurgery, or shave excision. Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Lamoureux today to discuss the best way to remove your bothersome red spots.