What are Cherry Angiomas?
These are clusters of capillaries at the surface of the skin, forming a small round dome, a papule. They range in colour from bright red, purple or brown. Cherry angiomas may bleed profusely if they are picked at or scraped. The underlying cause for the development is not understood, much because of a lack of interest in the subject. Present findings suggest that hemangioma may occur through two different mechanisms: angiogenesis (the formation of new blood) and vasculogenesis (the formation of new veins).