Finding a red mole on your body can be a cause for concern, but for the most part it is nothing to worry about. These red skin tags can occur anywhere on the skin and can have the appearance of bright cherry red bumps.
The red color in these moles usually comes from the cluster of blood vessels that accumulate near the surface of the skin. The most common type of red mole is cherry hemangiomas, which are sometimes called Campbell De Morgan spots or senile hemangiomas.
They usually grow on the trunk area and their number increases with age.
The good news is that red moles are usually harmless growths; However, you should always have any type of new growth on your skin checked by a doctor.
In this article, you’ll learn about the most common types of red moles and what you can do about them. In general, doctors do not recommend trying to remove red moles yourself as they should be examined by a dermatologist first.
Dermatologists use a variety of methods to get rid of red moles, including freezing them, removing them with a laser, or cauterizing them.
Many people have successfully removed harmless moles at home using ingredients such as apple cider vinegar (ACV) or food-grade hydrogen peroxide, and you’ll find out how to do this at the end of the article.
What are red moles?
Most types of red moles are classified as benign skin growths and the most common are cherry hemangiomas. According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, red moles are formed by dilated blood vessels that form in the growth.
Red moles can be of different shapes and sizes. Dr. David Swanson says on MedlinePlus that some red moles can range in size from the size of a pinhead to about a quarter of an inch. Depending on the number of blood vessels involved, the head can be smooth or protrude from the skin.
Other types of red moles are called actinic keratoses, which are caused by exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and must be monitored closely.
Let’s take a closer look at the different types of red skin tags that can appear on your body. We will next look at when to remove red moles and how to remove them.
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