Cherry Angiomas are red or purple spots made from dilated capillaries. They are common skin growths in adults over the age of 30. They usually appear on the torso but can appear anywhere, including the arms, legs, chest, and scalp. They are benign or noncancerous skin growths, usually round to oval-shaped, and can be smooth and flat or a raised bump on the skin. They range in size from a tiny dot to several millimeters.
Cherry angiomas are not dangerous, even if they resemble certain types of skin cancer. However, if you have cherry angiomas that bleed or change shape, size, or color, see your health care provider as soon as possible.