Ask Lesley – What are these tiny red marks on my skin?

I’ve got tiny little red marks on skin, on my arms and thighs– it’s not a rash or spots. They are mostly flat but a couple are raised and look like tiny blood marks. My mother had them too. What are they?

You’ve described cherry angiomas, originally described by Dr Campbell de Morgan so they are sometimes called Campbell de Morgans. They are benign, can run in families and can increase in number and size with age. They’re no real cause for concern but if you dislike them they can be removed with radio frequency costing around £150. Or try a concealing cream or mineral make up to cover them.


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