Cherry Angioma Removal (Red Moles)
A cherry angioma
is a noncancerous growth on the skin that is made up of tiny blood vessels, which can be found on various places of your skin. The actual cause of these moles is unknown, although research suggests they are genetic. Removal of a cherry angioma is not necessary, however the location of these moles may be bothersome especially those in very visible locations.
What treatments are used to remove red moles?
We use electrocautery and a 532nm laser depending on the size of the red mole.
Who is a good candidate for laser mole removal?
Anyone who wants aesthetically improve the appearance of their skin.
Who should not get treated?
Anyone that has a red mole that has changed in size, border shape, or color, that may itch or sting, should be analyzed by a Dermatologist to rule out melanoma prior to treatment.
How long does electrocautery and laser mole removal take?
Each mole takes only seconds to treat.
Does a laser mole removal treatment hurt?
No, the treatment is virtually painless. However pain is subjective and minimal discomfort may be felt, but overall the treatment is very tolerable.
What should I do prior to a treatment?
∙ Use sunblock and avoid getting sunburn as this will make the skin more sensitive.
What should I do day of treatment?
- Wear Comfortable Clothes and Shoes: Sweats and a button-up shirt work best.
- Arrive without Make-Up on: Your skin needs to be clean prior to treatment.
How much do red mole removal treatment cost?
Costs vary depending on the number of moles being removed. Removal is priced per every 10 moles, which costs $200.00
How are red mole removal treatments performed?
Each mole will be cleansed then treated with the appropriate removal technique in a matter of seconds. After treatment, an antibiotic will be applied to area and an adhesive bandage if needed.
Can I go back to work and activities immediately?
How many treatments will I need?
The majority of all red moles only need one treatment. However, larger moles may need multiple treatments.
Are there any cosmetic side effects?
- Pain: Most people experience little pain during treatments and after.
- Redness: A pink skin color may persist for the first day.
- Wound Healing: A small scab is common with larger red or laser mole removal and is usually gone within a week.
- Scarring: Although scarring is very rare, it is important not to pick at skin after treatment, and to follow aftercare instructions carefully.
What areas of the body can be treated?
All areas of the skin can be treated.
Do I have to treat the whole area or can I treat just the problem areas?
Yes, you can treat specific red moles.
How soon will I see results and how long will my results last?
Immediately following your treatment most red moles will fade instantly. Some larger red moles may need an additional treatment. However once gone, that specific red mole will not return.
What post-treatment care is needed following red mole removal?
Post-care instructions will be reviewed with you during your free consultation. Clients will also receive a copy of take home instructions the day of treatment. These instructions include cleaning the skin, and the application of antibiotic ointment.
- Food and Beverages: Drink plenty of water and eat foods high in nutritional value to promote healing.
- Skin Care Products: All of the skin care products you use after treatment should be gentle and non-clogging. A very gently and inexpensive skin care products are: Aveeno, Cetaphill, and Neutrogena.
- Sunscreen: According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is very important to utilize proper and frequent sunscreen. Resuming sun activities are fine with sunscreen after the second week of treatment.
- Moisturizer: Moisturizer should be non-irritating and non-clogging.
- Glycolic Acid, Retin-A, Scrubs, and Toners: The treated area may be sensitive for the first week after treatment, so you should avoid products that might cause irritation. Make sure to read product labels prior to using them to prevent irritation.
- Bleaching Creams: The use of bleaching creams (Hydroquinone) is not recommended while your skin is tender and should be discontinued until skin is healed.
How many red mole removal treatments can I get?
There is no limit to the number of treatments. As long as you have additional moles you can have treatments indefinitely.
What is the difference between an electrocautery and a 532nm laser?
Electrocautery sends an electrical pulse to cauterize the blood vessels in a red mole. A 532nm laser sends a laser pulse to remove pigment in the mole. Treatment is based on the size of your red mole.