Cherry Angioma - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Cherry Angioma. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Cauterization with a Pinhead

Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 04/09/2018

I had Angiokeratoma of Fordyce (or angiokeratoma of the scrotum and vulva) for years and started to become more spots. It is familiar with cherry angioma. I didn't pierce the with a needle but just cauterized them with a pin just like this video

I used a gas stove in order to heat the pin. There is a little pain and you don't have to be afraid for burning too much the skin because a pin has only enough thermal capacity for two quick zaps. The small dots needed one zap the bigger two. Some small dots made a pop sound from evaporation and disappeared immediately. Some very big spots turned more black and a little bigger after zapping but this was not something to worry about because this meant that the scabbing precess had begun and in about four days they fell off as a scab. I put castor oil and argan oil every day in order not to leave marks of burning but already they healed very good. If you take a shower 1 or 2 days after the zapping the small wounds might open a little an leave some marks on the underwear.

I had a collet tool in order to hold the pin.

I had them for years and this method was perfect and without side effects. I had tried chestnut oil before months in order to make the veins stronger but with no result.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Nik (Sydney) on 01/16/2017

Brilliant! I've always had a small Angioma on my chest which got a lot bigger during pregnancy and would often bleed. It ended up being larger that tip of a cotton bud. I had gone to doctors to get it checked out and she confirmed just an Angioma, but she wasn't really sure how to go about removing it without excessive bleeding or scarring! I put up with it for a couple of years, never wearing low cut or strapless tops as it was very noticeable and impossible to cover with concealer! A few weeks ago I came across the apple cider remedy and thought I'd give it ago.

I pricked it with a needle and applied apple cider vinegar with a cotton bud for around 15 minutes 3 times a day. The Angioma started turning black and dry looking after 3 days then by 1 week the whole thing was black and starting to lift up at the sides! By day 10 the scab fell off revealing a small patch of flat red irritated looking skin. No more Angioma!

I've been using coconut oil on scar everyday and it's practically gone! Amazing, I should of done this years ago!

I did spill the apple cider vinegar onto the surrounding skin which made it a bit burnt and irritated but that went away after a few days! I'm glad I persisted with this treatment as I was worried when it started to turn really black and scabby and wanted to stop the treatment.

This really works and I'm so happy to feel less self conscious and able to wear strappy tops and swimmers again!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cherry (Saskatchewan, Canada) on 12/30/2015

I tried the apple cider vinegar remedy for a 2mm Cherry angioma on my right cheek. It removed the angioma and is still healing, I am waiting to see if any scar is left behind (I am using bio oil daily).

A couple of things I would do differently if I had to do this again is to try in every way possible to make sure the ACV is only applied to the angioma. At the beginning, I was just using a makeup cotton pad under a bandaid and it was touching unaffected skin and it damaged it. What I ended up doing is using petroleum jelly to protect good skin, and also cutting a small piece of cotton pad that was soaked in ACV applying it to the angioma (only the angioma not touching any other skin) and then putting a bandaid over that to keep it in place.

Other than that, the other comments are accurate to what happens: angioma turns black, dries, scabs, scab falls off, it starts healing.

I don't know how people applied Apple cider vinegar for a whole day. I did the 20-30 min. Once or twice a day for a week (pricked the angioma with a sterilized pin on the first application). By the end of the week there was a slight stinging sensation but I'm not sure if that was the angioma or if it was the good skin that I had damaged.

I will try to post whether or not a scar was left behind since not too many posts have a follow up on that.

I'm not saying that people should try this, I just wanted to give an account of my experience.