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spots on face

Hi
Recently I have been waking up with more and more tiny smooth red spots on my cheeks by my nose and some on my forehead. They are smooth and are not acne but don't itch or anything either. Could it be from my face wash or switching birth controls? Or maybe from dry winter skin? Help it seems to get worse every day!

Thank you
Katie Nunez
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Hi,

This seems to be cherry angiomas, from the description that you give, though nothing can be said with surety without having a look at the lesions.
Cherry angiomas are benign , fairly common skin growths that vary in size. They can occur almost anywhere on the body but usually develop on the trunk.

They are most common after age 40. The cause is unknown. Although painless and harmless, cherry angiomas may bleed profusely if injured.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_angioma

Cherry angiomas generally do not need to be treated. If they are cosmetically displeasing or prone to bleeding, angiomas may be removed by surgery, freezing (cryotherapy ), burning (electrosurgery/cautery), or laser.

Let us know if you need any other information.

Regards.
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