Élan Med Spa is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and it was established in 2013. The owner, Mary Lee Cudd, was born in Roanoke, Virginia, but has been practicing in Fayetteville since 1987. After earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Gardener-Webb University, she trained as a Physician’s Assistant at Trevecca University. She has been board certified as such by the National Certification of Physician’s Assistants. Over the years, she has also gained certification for Botox injections, Radiesse® injections, Juvederm injections, vascular laser treatments, and permanent makeup applications. She has also undergone training to perform tattoo removal. Angioma removal is another popular service provided at our med spa.
What Services Does Élan Med Spa Provide?
Élan Med Spa offers a variety of services that include the following:
• Botox injections • Vascular laser treatments • Dermal fillers • Tattoo removal • Permanent makeup • Angioma removal
What is a Cherry Angioma?
Cherry angiomas are also known as red moles, senile angiomas or Campbell de Morgan spots. They look like small moles but contain a collection of blood vessels that give them a red color. They usually appear on people who are over 30. While cherry angiomas can grow anywhere on the body, they are most likely to develop on the arms, legs, shoulders and torso.
While cherry angiomas are generally harmless, they can become cancerous. Frequent bleeding or changes in size, color or shape can indicate skin cancer and should be reported to a doctor.
What are Vascular Laser Treatments?
A vascular laser is one designed to treat small abnormal blood vessels near the surface of the skin that cause discoloration. It works by targeting the hemoglobin in the blood vessels, while harmlessly bypassing other tissues. The laser treats conditions like the following:
• Cherry angiomas • Rosacea • Port wine stain birthmarks • Spider veins • Red stretch marks
Élan Med Spa uses the Cutera® laser to treat cherry angiomas and other conditions caused by small abnormal blood vessels.
What Does Angioma Removal Involve?
Before undergoing angioma removal, the patient may be advised to stop taking blood-thinners like aspirin about one or two weeks before treatment to reduce the risk of bruising.
The treatment will be an out-patient procedure administered at our office. The patient will be given protective eyewear. Our practitioner will use a hand-held device that emits the laser and place it directly on the cherry angioma. The patient will feel a sensation like a rubber band snapping against their skin.
After treatment, the patient may be given an ice pack to reduce swelling or discomfort. Since laser treatments increase sensitivity to sunlight, the patient should protect their skin from the sun. They will also need to avoid strenuous activities for a while since they can cause the blood vessels to dilate.
Learn More About Angioma Removal
If you are concerned with the appearance of an angioma on your skin, we can help you with angioma removal at Élan Med Spa in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Contact us today to find out if angioma removal with the Cutera® laser is right for you.