"Cherry Angiomas"


Understanding Cherry Angiomas and Effective Treatment Options 

Cherry Angiomas

‍"The Red Dots That Age Like Fine Wine (and Might Need a Little Zap!)"

Cherry angiomas are a common skin condition characterized by smooth, bright cherry-red bumps that appear on the skin. They typically develop after the age of 30 and are more prevalent as people age. While cherry angiomas are generally harmless and do not require treatment, some individuals may choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or if they are prone to bleeding. 

In this guide, we will explore the symptoms and causes of cherry angiomas, discuss various treatment options, with a focus on the plasma fibroblast procedure, and provide tips for both therapists and clients.

I. Symptoms and Causes

Cherry angiomas are easily recognizable due to their distinctive appearance. These bright cherry-red bumps can vary in size, ranging from small pinpoint dots to larger, raised lesions. They are typically found on the trunk, limbs, and face, and can occur in clusters or as single growths. The exact cause of cherry angiomas is still unknown, but they are believed to be a result of genetic factors and aging.

II. Possible Treatments

In most cases, cherry angiomas do not require any treatment as they are benign and pose no health risks. However, if the angiomas are cosmetically unappealing or prone to bleeding, treatment options may be considered. The non-treatment approach involves monitoring the growths for any changes and addressing any concerns with a healthcare professional. If removal is desired, there are several treatment options available.

Some common treatments for cherry angiomas include cryotherapy, laser therapy, electrocautery, and shave excision for bigger angiomas. Some methods involve freezing the angioma with liquid nitrogen, and using lasers to target and destroy the blood vessels, burning the growth with an electric current, or surgically removing it. However, one promising treatment option gaining popularity is the plasma fibroblast procedure.

III. Plasma Fibroblast Procedure for Cherry Angiomas

The plasma fibroblast procedure is a non-surgical treatment that uses plasma fibroblast arcing to remove cherry angiomas. This innovative technique offers several advantages, including minimal downtime and scarring. The suitability of the plasma fibroblast treatment depends on the size of the angioma. Smaller angiomas tend to respond better to this procedure.

Before proceeding with the plasma fibroblast treatment, it is essential to ensure the client's eligibility. A thorough assessment of the angioma's characteristics, such as size, color, and location, is necessary. The procedure itself involves several steps to ensure optimal results and client comfort.

IV. Plasma Fibroblast Mapping Technique

Cherry Angiomas removal technique

Cherry Angiomas removal technique

First, the area to be treated is numbed using a local anesthetic. This ensures that the client experiences minimal discomfort during the procedure, cling wrap is applied to the areas to prepare it for treatment. Once the numbing has taken effect the therapist then proceeds with the plasma fibroblast treatment, using appropriate power levels and the spot technique to cover the entire angioma. Do not wipe. (see e-Book 6 for more indepth step by step procedure

After the treatment, Silver Sulphadiazine 1% Cream or similar is applied to promote healing. The client is provided with aftercare instructions, including the importance of sun avoidance.

During the plasma fibroblast treatment, therapists should be cautious to control bleeding. While cherry angiomas usually do not bleed excessively, some minimal bleeding may occur. In such cases, therapists can apply direct pressure using clean tissue or gauze to stop the bleeding. 

Continuous pressure should be maintained until the bleeding subsides. If bleeding persists or becomes excessive, medical attention should be sought.

V. Healing Period and Client Tips

After undergoing the plasma fibroblast procedure, the healing period for cherry angiomas can vary. In most cases, the treated area will scab over and heal within 7-10 days. During this time, it is crucial to follow proper aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing.

To prevent the formation of cherry angiomas, adopting a healthy lifestyle is essential. This includes maintaining a balanced diet, staying hydrated, managing stress levels, and avoiding alcohol and tobacco. Regular sun protection, such as wearing sunscreen and protective clothing, is also recommended. Additionally, incorporating natural iodine-rich foods into the diet, such as seaweed and seafood, may help prevent the development of cherry angiomas.

VI. Conclusion

Cherry angiomas are common skin irregularities that often appear as individuals age. While they are generally harmless and do not require treatment, some people may choose to have them removed due to cosmetic concerns or bleeding tendencies. The plasma fibroblast procedure offers a promising treatment option, mainly for smaller angiomas. 

It is important for therapists to be cautious during the treatment to control any bleeding that may occur. Clients should also follow proper aftercare instructions for optimal healing. By adopting a healthy lifestyle and incorporating certain foods into the diet, the formation of cherry angiomas may be prevented.

Additional Information:

  • It is advised to consult a dermatologist or healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan for bigger cherry angiomas.
  •  The plasma fibroblast procedure may not be suitable for everyone, and individual results may vary.
  • There is currently no scientific proof that home treatments can remove cherry angiomas. People should not try to remove them. They should contact a healthcare professional