What Are Cherry Angiomas?

Also known as cherry hemangiomas, senile angiomas, or Campbell de Morgan spots, cherry angiomas can range in color from bright red to purple and are made up of clusters of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin. When they first develop, they are often only 0.1 mm in diameter and almost flat, but they can grow to over 1 cm across and become raised and dome shaped. If injured, a cherry angioma may bleed profusely.