Blood Spots London

Blood Spots (also known as Haemangiomata or Campbell de Morgan spots) are bright red spots usually a couple of millimetres across although they may grow to being half a centimetre. They are usually very bright red and have a very clear margin. They should not be confused with thread veins or spider veins which have red streaky veins radiating away from them.

What causes Blood Spots?

Blood spots are coils of abnormal blood vessels that come through the skin and are very close the surface hence their bright red colour. Blood Spots usually develop on the skin as one gets older. They become more common and larger as you get older. They are often found on the chest, abdomen or arms. They can also be found on the back or on the neck. They are not dangerous they are simply a cosmetic problem.  Removing these unsightly blemishes is very safe and should leave no remaining trace.

What treatment is needed to remove Blood Spots?

To remove a blood spot from your body, we use either the latest Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology or minor excision.  Before IPL treatment can take place, a consultation and patch test is needed.  The treatment will effectively remove the blood spots by coagulating the blood in the tiny vessels. The vessel then collapses and disappears. The treatment itself is a little uncomfortable but easily tolerated. There are minimal after effects, with a little heat and swelling in the surrounding area.  Each treatment lasts 15 minutes.

 

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