Campbell De Morgan Spots

Known as Campbell de Morgan spots (after the doctor who first identified them) or as cherry angiomas,  ruby spots, or even blood spots, the sheer variety of names shows how widespread these harmless vascular lesions are.  Appearing first when the patient is aged 30-45 years, at age 75, 3 patients out of 4 have them; for this reason most dermatologists refer to the lesions as senile haemangiomas.

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Found on the trunk, arms and legs, senile haemangiomas are normally small and bright red in colour: However they can darken, grow in diameter (and number) and even rise up from the surface of the skin (so that they catch on clothing and start to bleed).  So, although harmless, they can be an annoyance.

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Senile haemangiomas can be treated easily using either the Ellipse Nd:YAG laser or the Ellipse PR+ handpiece (protecting the surrounding undamaged skin by treating through a hole cut in gauze or white paper). The two alternative methods of treating can be seen on the EllipseDenmark YouTube channel. Only a single treatment in normally required.

About ellipseblogger

Ellipseblogger is the collective name for the various service staff of Ellipse A/S; manufacturers of laser and Intense Pulsed Light (I2PL) solutions for aesthetic dermatology since 1997. Please note that this blog reflects our worldwide applications of Ellipse systems of which some may not be currently cleared for sale in the US.

Posted on July 9, 2013, in Medical, Treatments, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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