Acne is identifiable the moment those little blemishes manifest. People will often take steps necessary to make them less noticeable. But few have noticed on closer inspection that a little red bump that closely resembles a zit is something more. In fact with applied pressure, blood will burst and continue bleeding for a short time. These little bumps are often discovered on the face and many are simply confused as to what they are. Well, we at The Skin and Body Refinery would like to discuss what these little red bumps could actually be.

Pyogenic Granulomas

One of the likely suspects is pyogenic granulomas; a raised bump that appears brown, blue-black or red in color found on the skin, which is the result of an excess growth of small blood vessels and swelling. Generally, they are typically produced after of an injury and may disappear on their own. In the event they do not fade away on their own, a simple surgical procedure may be required, however, keep in mind they have the ability to grow back following surgery and the procedure will need to be repeated. Your doctor may want to run some tests, such as a biopsy, to ensure the manifestation is not cancerous. Pyogenic granulomas are fairly common; they are typically tiny raised red bumps on the skin where the bump itself feels smooth on the surface and can potentially be moist. These little bumps bleed easily due to the high number of blood vessels at the site. However, the exact cause of pyogenic granulomas is unknown. They often appear following an injury on the hands, arms, or face and is very common in children.

Symptoms of Pyogenic Granulomas

The signs of a pyrogenic granuloma are found below.
– Bleeding easily, a small red lump on the skin
– Often develop on hands, arms, and face.
– May be found in the mouth typically in pregnant women.
– After a recent injury, these little red bumps will follow.
Exams and Tests: Generally, you will want to see your health care provider and they will do a physical exam to diagnose this condition, as well as perform a skin biopsy to confirm their diagnosis.

Pyogenic Granulomas Treatment

In some cases of pyogenic granulomas, they may go away suddenly. Larger bumps are treated with the following methods.
– Electrocautery, which is a method of using intense heat.
– Freezing
– Laser removal
– Surgical shaving or excision
– For those wanting to avoid surgical solutions, topical creams can be applied to the skin, but they may not be as effective as surgery.

Chemical Micropeels, Microdermabrasion & More in Waco, Texas

In most cases of pyogenic granulomas, they can be removed. However, a scar may remain after treatment. If the whole granuloma is not destroyed during treatment, there is a high chance that the problem will come back. The Skin & Body Refinery offers chemical micropeels and microdermabrasion to minimize scars as well as many other medical spa procedures and quality skin care products by Skinceuticals. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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