What Are Those Tiny Red Spots?

They look like tiny, red blood blisters, and they seem to crop up in the strangest places: your chest, arms, back, face, torso, thighs and more. They don't seem to go away and some seem to get bigger. And once they appear, they seem to keep popping up.

Called cherry hemangiomas, these are essentially broken blood vessel endings visible on the surface of your skin. They are often the result of weakened skin, namely the loss of collagen that occurs as we age. The way to treat them is simple: light and non-ablative laser therapies like IPL and diode can safety seal off the vessels and make those little spots disappear.

While the spots you have can be permanently erased in a single treatment, additional spots can develop. Nourishing the skin with antioxidants and protecting it from sun and free-radical damage is one way to prevent those annoying little red spots.

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