Angioma Treatment in Midland, TX

What are Angiomas?

Angiomas are benign skin growths, caused by a collection of small blood vessels that can appear anywhere on your body. Angiomas are typically found on people aged 30 and older, and usually appear on the torso, arms, legs, and shoulders.

What are the Different Types of Angiomas?

The three most common types are cherry angiomas, spider angiomas and angiokeratomas.

Cherry Angiomas

With the appearance of a “red mole,” cherry angiomas get their name from their bright-red color. They’re also called senile angiomas, cherry hemangiomas, or Campbell de Morgan spots. These spots often appear as small, bright-red, circular or oval-shaped spots. These spots may be even with your skin or appear slightly raised. While the exact cause of cherry angiomas is unknown, they’ve been linked to pregnancy, certain medical conditions, climate, and exposure to chemicals. Cherry angiomas are typically not a cause for concern, but they should always be evaluated by a dermatologist  or medical professional to ensure they are not malignant.

Spider Angiomas

Spider angiomas are a common, abnormal collection of swollen blood vessels near the surface of the skin. This type of angioma often appears with red lines extending from a central red spot, like a spider. Spider angiomas most commonly appear on the face, neck, upper part of the trunk, arms. These angiomas are most common during pregnancy or childhood, but they may appear on anyone. If present in large numbers, this may be an indication of liver damage. Spider angiomas are typically not a cause for concern, but they should always be evaluated by a dermatologist or medical professional.

Angiokeratomas

Angiokeratomas are considered a “skin lesion.”  They happen when an open blood vessel in a lower layer of your skin gets covered with extra layers of skin cells. They typically appear as dark-red, brown, or bluish spots that are usually rough or bumpy to the touch. Angiokeratomas most commonly appear in the genital areas of both men and women, but they may also appear in other areas of the body, such as on the knees, elbows, or torso. Although these wart-like spots may occur in the genital area, it is important to note they are not a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Angiokeratomas symptoms are normally mild and do not cause discomfort; however, they should always be evaluated by a dermatologist or medical professional.

*The content provided in this post is for informational purposes and does not diagnose or treat any medical conditions or diseases. Always seek guidance from a physician regarding any medical concerns you may have.

Angiomas Treatment in Midland, TX
Angiomas Treatment in Midland, TX
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Angioma Treatment in Midland, TX

If you’re looking for treatment for angiomas in Midland, Texas, we would love to see you at Midland Dermatology! Our board-certified dermatologists and certified physician assistants can recommend an appropriate method of treatment for your angioma, whether that is for medical or cosmetic purposes.

For more information or to schedule an appointment at Midland Dermatology, call 432-689-2512.