Cherry angiomas are benign, small, red bumps found on the skin. They are very common in Caucasians in Portland. They appear as small, round, red spots composed of tiny blood vessels called capillaries. They can be raised or flat. Angiomas often occur on the trunk and less commonly on the extremities or face. We think that they are inherited. Because they are benign, they do not need to be removed. In Portland, they can easily be removed by a laser treatment or cautery.
You can learn more about angioma treatment at American Academy of Dermatology.