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Welcome to City Dermatology Clinic, the premier destination for cherry angioma removal in London. Nestled in the heart of Harley Street and the City of London, our clinic stands as a beacon of excellence in dermatological care. We boast a team of esteemed London doctors, each an expert in deploying the latest, minimally invasive techniques for the effective removal of cherry angiomas.

A cherry angioma, also known as a senile angioma or Campbell de Morgan spot, is a common type of vascular lesion. These benign skin growths are made up of clusters of tiny blood vessels, which give them a distinctive appearance. Cherry angiomas can appear anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the torso, arms, legs, and shoulders. They are prevalent in adults over the age of 30, though they can also appear at younger ages. These growths are typically small, ranging in size from a pinpoint to several millimeters in diameter, and are either flat or slightly raised from the skin’s surface. Under the touch, they may feel smooth or slightly bumpy.

 

Symptoms of Cherry Angioma

Cherry angiomas are usually asymptomatic, meaning they don’t cause pain or discomfort. However, their symptoms and characteristics include:

  • Bright red to purple, depending on the concentration of blood vessels and the depth of the angioma within the skin.
  • They can vary widely in size, from a tiny dot barely visible to the naked eye to larger, more prominent spots up to a few millimeters across.
  • Individuals may have just one cherry angioma or multiple angiomas distributed across different parts of the body.
  • While not a common symptom, cherry angiomas can bleed if they are scratched, rubbed, or injured in some way.

City Dermatology Clinic offers a range of advanced treatment options for cherry angioma removal, designed to meet your unique needs and ensure the best possible outcomes. Our expert team, located in the heart of London, specialises in the latest minimally invasive techniques to quickly remove these common skin growths with minimal discomfort.

 

Electrocautery (Curettage and Cautery)

Electrocautery, also involving a process known as curettage and cautery, is a precise procedure designed to remove cherry angiomas. During this treatment, a small probe with an electric current is used to cauterise (burn) the angioma, effectively destroying the blood vessels within the growth. This method may include curettage, where the lesion is scraped away before or after cauterisation to ensure complete removal. It’s a quick process, usually requiring only a local anaesthetic, and is highly effective for both small and larger angiomas.

 

Shave Excision

Shave excision is a straightforward technique where the cherry angioma is carefully “shaved” off at the level of the surrounding skin with a small surgical blade. This method is particularly suitable for raised angiomas and offers the advantage of leaving minimal scarring. A local anaesthetic is used to ensure the procedure is pain-free, and the healing process is relatively rapid, allowing you to return to your daily activities with little to no downtime.

 

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy involves the application of extreme cold, using liquid nitrogen, to freeze and destroy the cherry angioma. This treatment is quick and efficient, particularly for smaller angiomas, and may require more than one session for optimal results. The process induces a mild stinging sensation, but this is generally well-tolerated and short-lived. Post-treatment, the area may form a small blister, which heals over a few days, leaving clear, healthy skin.

 

What to Expect

  • Consultation: Prior to any treatment, you’ll have a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists to discuss the most appropriate method for your specific case, considering the size, number, and location of your angiomas.
  • Procedure: Each procedure is relatively quick, ranging from a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the number of angiomas being treated.
  • Aftercare: Minimal aftercare is required, and any instructions will be provided by your dermatologist to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery.
  • Results: The goal of treatment is to remove the cherry angiomas completely, with as little scarring as possible. Most treatments are highly effective, with patients enjoying clear skin post-recovery.

Our doctors will discuss your medical history, examine your cherry angiomas, and recommend the most suitable treatment option based on their size, number, and location, as well as your personal preferences and skin type. While the final treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs, here’s what you can typically expect from each removal process:

 

Electrocautery (Curettage and Cautery)

  1. Your dermatologist will explain the electrocautery procedure, including preparation, what to expect during the treatment, and post-procedure care.
  2. The area around the angioma will be cleaned, and a local anaesthetic will be applied to numb the area, ensuring a comfortable experience.
  3. A small probe that emits an electric current will be used to cauterise the angioma. In some cases, the dermatologist might scrape away the lesion before or after cauterisation (curettage) to ensure its complete removal.
  4. The treated area may form a small scab, which will naturally fall off within a few days to a week, leaving clear, healthy skin beneath.

 

Shave Excision

  1. A detailed discussion about the shave excision technique will help you understand how the procedure is performed and what results to expect.
  2. Similar to electrocautery, the targeted area will be cleaned, and a local anaesthetic will be administered.
  3. The dermatologist will use a sharp, small blade to carefully “shave” the angioma off at the level of the surrounding skin. This method is highly precise and effective, especially for raised angiomas.
  4. Post-procedure, you may notice a minor wound where the angioma was removed. This area will heal quickly, typically within a week, often without any noticeable scarring.

 

Cryotherapy

  1. Your dermatologist will outline how cryotherapy works, including its suitability for your cherry angiomas, the sensation during treatment, and the healing process.
  2. The procedure requires little to no preparation, with no need for an anaesthetic, as the discomfort is minimal.
  3. A controlled amount of liquid nitrogen is applied to the angioma, freezing and destroying its blood vessels. The application is quick, usually lasting only a few seconds.
  4. The treated area may briefly swell and form a small blister, which heals over the following days. Complete healing is usually achieved within two weeks, revealing clear skin.

At City Dermatology Clinic, we excel in the art of cherry angioma removal, harnessing the latest advancements in dermatological surgery to offer treatments that are both safe and highly effective, with a keen focus on minimising scarring. Our commitment is to provide solutions that don’t just meticulously remove the angioma but also significantly improve the overall health and aesthetics of your skin.

 

Top Cherry Angioma Removal Services

Our clinic stands at the vanguard of skin health, presenting the most advanced surgical options for the removal of cherry angiomas. We prioritise techniques that are precise, significantly reducing the likelihood of recovery complications and ensuring any potential scarring is barely noticeable. Each treatment plan is bespoke, crafted to meet the individual requirements of our patients, promising optimal results with minimal interference in their daily lives.

 

Same Day ‘See and Treat’ Service

Understanding the value of your time and the need for swift, effective treatment, we offer a same-day ‘see and treat’ service for cherry angioma removal. This efficient approach means you can receive a diagnosis and undergo treatment in a single visit, streamlining the entire process to avoid the inconvenience of multiple appointments.

 

No Downtime Necessary

Leveraging cutting-edge surgical techniques and a profound understanding of skin physiology, our clinic achieves exceptional cosmetic outcomes that require little to no downtime. Our aim is to enable you to swiftly resume your day-to-day activities, empowered by newfound confidence in your skin’s appearance.

 

Commitment to Patient Satisfaction

At City Dermatology Clinic, the satisfaction of our patients is our highest concern. We dedicate ourselves to ensuring clear communication and transparency throughout your treatment experience, from the initial consultation to the post-treatment care. Our mission is to fulfill your expectations with superior care and remarkable results, underpinning the core of our practice.

Our Team

Our Doctors for Cherry Angioma Removal

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our cherry angioma removal specialists in London, committed to ensuring your comfort and health with cutting-edge surgical techniques for a seamless cherry angioma removal experience.

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our cherry angioma removal specialists in London, committed to ensuring your comfort and health with cutting-edge surgical techniques for a seamless cherry angioma removal experience.

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Jana Torres-Grau
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Georgios Pafitanis
MD, PhD
Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Andreea Anton
MBBS, MD, MRCP
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski
MD, PhD
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Jana Torres-Grau

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Georgios Pafitanis

MD, PhD

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Andreea Anton

MBBS, MD, MRCP

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski

MD, PhD

 

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Cost for Cherry Angioma Removal

Cherry Angioma removal consultation is £100. We allocate enough time should you wish to have the procedure done straight after the consultation. Please note that all prices are dependent upon the size and location and are subject to a consultation.

Pricing

  • Cherry Angioma Removal from £295

Aftercare

At City Dermatology Clinic, we hold the well-being and satisfaction of our patients in the highest regard, especially following their cherry angioma removal procedure. We recognise that thorough aftercare is a pivotal component of the treatment’s overall success. Therefore, we are dedicated to offering an outstanding aftercare programme at no extra cost to all our patients undergoing cherry angioma removal. This programme is carefully crafted to support you through every phase of your recovery, ensuring a smooth and stress-free healing process.

FAQs

What causes cherry angiomas?

Cherry angiomas are caused by an overgrowth of blood vessels in the skin. While the exact cause of this vascular proliferation is not fully understood, factors such as genetics, age, and hormonal changes are believed to play a role. Most people start noticing the appearance of cherry angiomas from age 30 onwards, suggesting that ageing may also contribute to their development.

Why am I suddenly getting cherry angiomas?

The sudden appearance of cherry angiomas can be attributed to several factors, including age, hormonal changes, and possibly environmental factors or certain medications. Genetic predisposition may also influence their development. If you notice a rapid increase in the number or size of cherry angiomas, it’s a good idea to consult a dermatologist to rule out any underlying health concerns.

Do cherry angiomas turn cancerous?

Cherry angiomas are benign, meaning they are not cancerous and do not pose a risk of turning into cancer. However, any changes in the skin, such as rapid growth, bleeding, or changes in appearance, should be evaluated by a healthcare professional to ensure they are not indicative of other skin conditions, including skin cancer.

Do cherry angiomas turn into moles?

Cherry angiomas do not turn into moles. Both cherry angiomas and moles are common skin growths but distinct in nature. Moles are pigmented growths that can be present from birth or develop over time, mainly due to sun exposure or genetic factors. On the other hand, Cherry angiomas are made up of blood vessels and do not contain the pigment-producing cells found in moles.

What is the most effective treatment?

The most effective treatment for cherry angiomas depends on their size, number, and location, as well as the individual’s skin type and personal preferences. Common treatments include electrocautery (curettage and cautery), shave excision, and cryotherapy. Each of these methods has its advantages, and a dermatologist can help determine the most suitable option for you based on your specific circumstances. It’s essential to have a consultation to discuss each treatment option’s benefits and potential side effects.

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