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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Have them mainly on chest breasts tummy under top of arms When I feel really hot notice them They come & go DR said not to prick them as they can really bleed Could they indicate endocrine issues or a poor lymphatic system as a cousin suggested.? Appeared about age 55 take Collagen also all vitamins, D fish oil Magn. powder as I have Fibromyalgia - not every day but couple times a week & watch my diet Can anyone tell me about why we have them...??
Posted April 06, 2015 10:16 AM EDT
I have them all over and it started with my hands when I was 11 and then up my arms, On my thighs, On my chest and few on my face, The notiseable ones. When I look harder they are everywhere. I'm 30 years old and it just started on my face now. Tiny pin like red dots and they cause no issues. Just embarrassing and tired of explaining what they are to people who don't know what they are talking about and thinking I have some disease.
Posted January 10, 2014 10:41 AM EST
I have the small blood blisters all over tons of the little spots on my trunk. They began to appear immediately after I was hospitalized for deep vein thrombosis and put on blood thinner medication. I had none, not one until the blood clot. I am off the blood thinner but spots continue to appear.
Posted November 28, 2013 9:40 PM EST
I have tiny and some larger red blood blisters on me. It seems as I get older, more appear. My sisters and brother have the same thing. If one of them gets broken open, they bleed and come back again. I wonder is this really the cause of contaminated polio vaccines, which are called bad vaccines? Is cherry angiomas another name for them?
Posted August 13, 2013 2:23 AM EDT
If they are the same little buggers I've had, then they could be cherry angiomas. They appear out of no where, and start very tiny. They can grow. I have had laser treatment on them, and it has worked. Make sure you see a vein specialist, just to make sure. :)
Posted July 29, 2013 1:28 PM EDT
I started getting these little blood blisters a lot more since I had my gallbladder taken out in May. I had a big one on my stomach. It popped like a pimple. Blead awhile and went away.
Posted July 28, 2013 9:05 AM EDT
thank you al you helped me out a lot, I have been seeing them come and go sometimes the amout would be more or less. but what u said makes since bc I have tumors and other cancers. im still being undergoing a lot of test to get healthy and to be able to enjoy my life better, bc at the moment iv been so sick I cant even do much im always tired , nausus , and throwing up, having back pain and adominal pain, and constantly loosing weight and not being able to keep my balance. I was worried about the spots but now I understand with all the problems I have going on as to why those spots would appear
Posted March 09, 2013 12:48 PM EST
that is bc the human body is infibitaly more complex than communication grids. sorry but the benign stuff doesnt get attention to research as do deadly diseases, so some things we just have to live with while they try to cure csncer and heart disease
Posted May 04, 2012 1:28 PM EDT
Hi, I recently started getting this tiny red spots all over my body and two days ago one appeared on my face, I asked my doctor and he basically told me there is nothing I can do, I wonder if indeed there is nothing to do when we can fly into space and talk to a friend in China, but there is nothing to do for our human body that keeps coming up with all this disorders and diseases?
Posted January 13, 2012 3:09 PM EST
I've got something that kind of sound like these, they're almost as small as pin pricks, a few are larger... only one is raised on my skin, and that is raised so little even I have a hard time telling that it's raised up a little - it also happens to be the largest of them. I have one on each temple, one on my chest, one on my stomach, a few on my shoulder blades... all within the last year or so and I've only 24; they're kind of annoying, since if they keep appearing like this they'll actually become noticable. I have fair skin and bruise a little easier than other people... I wonder if that's a connection.
Posted January 27, 2011 7:54 PM EST
I have had these since i was a child. Some may be sun damage but I believe all are not because I get them whether or not I am exposed to the sun. After a while some of them turn dark and look like freckles. I believe it is something wrong with my blood. I eat healthy but something must be lacking. I read an article years ago and now can't find it. The article said it was caused by lacking vitamin D and copper. Simple vitamin suppliments do not always contain enough if any of these suppliments. Be careful not to take to much because you can make yourself sick from to much copper it will poison you. Only take the recomended dosage.
Posted September 17, 2010 10:15 AM EDT
from the wikipedia/A hemangioma of infancy (or haemangioma of infancy) is a benign self-involuting tumor of endothelial cells (the cells that line blood vessels). In most cases it appears during the first days or weeks of life and will have resolved at the latest by age 10. In infancy, it is the most common tumor.- shown there are rather large hemangiomas. somewhat benign tumors ? i count these as a sign of a viral infection as viruses can cause tumors as they toy with your cells genome . hundreds of millions of ppls were innoculated with contaminated polio vaccines and the polyoma virus from monkey cultures is suspected of circulating in the population . is it contagious? / maybe or maybe not ,but we are not talking about casual exposures . immunization with a needle is as intimate as it gets . i had asked about this before and most docs will blow it off as a minor thing . the "tumor viruses" increase your suceptability to carcinogens ,so there are numerous agents at work in tumor formation . btw the govt and pharma has covered up the issue of the bad vaccines for 5 decades now . the reason has to be a liability problem.
Posted July 29, 2010 12:30 PM EDT
my son is 2 and half year old when he cries alot both sides of his neck little red blood spots under the skin appear and stay there for days can anybody help me i am worried about this
Posted April 27, 2010 4:19 AM EDT
Susan Brooks
My name is Susan. I live in Montana. I was raised in Californis, at the beach and in the sun all my life. On my face I have 6 broken blood vessels that look like dots and with out them I would have nice clear skin. I do not know what proceedure to do to caurtirize or laser them away and then ise collagen creams and take care not to be in the sun without sunscreen. Can you tell me what proceedure to remove these little red spots would be?
Posted February 28, 2010 7:46 PM EST
I have these and my mom. My mom started taking copper and it got better. It seems to strengthen the blood vessels :-)
Posted December 04, 2009 5:50 PM EST
I have loads of them on my body mostly which has always been covered because I have fair skin.
Posted September 12, 2009 6:24 AM EDT
I have these too, including one on my eyelid. They've been there for years. I wish I knew more about them.
Posted June 07, 2009 1:07 AM EDT
Tiny red spots they say are caused from sun damage, however I don't believe them because alot of the spots are on places that have not ever seen the sun. Could it be a lack of vitamin D. I know people that have had them and they seem to have quite a few of them before they pass away. I believe it is a blood thing, I wish they would do more studies on them.
Posted April 24, 2009 10:49 AM EDT

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