When you look at yourself in the mirror can you see small red blood vessels? Do they annoy you and do you find yourself being self-conscious because of them? Would you like to get rid of them?
These small red blood vessels on your face are called cherry hemangioma and they are essentially broken blood vessel endings that are visible on the surface of your skin.
There are so many skincare issues as we age and cherry hemangioma is another one of those issues that is directly related to the fact that as we age, we tend to lose collagen in our skin. You see, those red blood vessels on your face (aka cherry hemangioma) are the result of weakened skin caused by the fact that you lose collagen as you age.
If you want to treat your cherry hemangioma, you’ll have to head to your medical spa and consult with a cosmetic dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. The most effective treatment to clear up red blood vessels on your face is a light and non-ablative laser therapy like IPL. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can safely seal off the vessels and make those little red spots disappear.
You’ll have to keep in mind that you will permanently get rid of the current red blood vessels on your face, but IPL will not prevent new ones from appearing and chances are that as you age, you might need to go back to your cosmetic dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for more treatments.
If you really want to keep new red blood vessels from forming, you might want to make extra sure that you properly nourish your skin with antioxidants and protect it against the sun and free-radical damage. Since this is going to be a tall order for most of us, subsequent visits to your cosmetic dermatologist or a plastic surgeon are almost a sure thing.
You can read the fact sheet from eMedicine on cherry hemangiomas if you’re looking for more detailed information on this skin condition.
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