Our Cutera 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser has proven to be one of the most useful light sources for the treatment of deep vascular lesions. A deeper penetration and a lower absorption by hemoglobin makes this wavelength more useful for the treatment of deep or thick vascular lesions than the traditionally used shorter wavelengths. 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 color 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.
Because cherry angiomas are merely vein clusters, Cutera laser treatment is extremely effective in their treatment. The Cutera laser vein removal system delivers pulses of light energy, causing the blood within the cherry angioma to coagulate. The cherry angiomas are then destroyed and later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow is then redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface. If you have dark, light or tanned skin, you can still get outstanding results with the Cutera laser vein removal system in just one or two treatments.