Cherry angiomas generally do not need to be treated. If they are cosmetically unattractive or they bleed often, angiomas may be removed by:
- Burning (electrosurgery/cautery)
- Freezing (cryotherapy)
Cherry angiomas are noncancerous and generally harmless. Removal usually does not cause scarring.
- Bleeding if they are injured
- Changes in appearance
- Psychological distress
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of a cherry angioma and you would like to have it removed.
Also call if the appearance of a cherry angioma or any skin lesion changes.
Review Date : 10/3/2008
Reviewed By : Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.