Cherry angiomas are made up of clusters of capillaries at the surface of the skin, forming a small round dome ("papule"), which may be flat topped. They range in colour from bright red to purple. When they first develop, they may be only a tenth of a millimeter in diameter and almost flat, appearing as small red dots. However, they then usually grow to about one or two millimeters across, and sometimes to a centimeter or more in diameter. As they grow larger, they tend to expand in thickness, and may take on the raised and rounded shape of a dome. Multiple adjoining angiomas are said to form a polypoid angioma. Because the blood vessels comprising an angioma are so close to the skin's surface, cherry angiomas may bleed profusely if they are injured.
Cherry angiomas appear spontaneously in many people in middle age but can also, although less common, occur in young people. They can also occur in an aggressive eruptive manner in any age. The underlying cause for the development of cherry angiomas is not understood, probably due to a lack of interest in the subject, given that they only rarely indicate internal malignancy.
Taken together with previous evidence, the present ﬁndings suggest that this hemangioma may have occurred through two different mechanisms: angiogenesis (the formation of new blood) and vasculogenesis (the formation of new veins.
If they are cosmetically unappealing or are subject to bleeding, angiomas may be treated by high frequency -- the process of burning or destroying tissue by use of a small probe with an electric current running through it.
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