Korean J Dermatol.  2021 Jul;59(6):477-482.

Cherry Hemangioma Treated Using the Pharaon Lipo Laser: A Report of Two Cases

  • 1Departments of Dermatology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
  • 2Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea


A cherry hemangioma is a type of capillary hemangioma that commonly occurs in older adults. Despite its benign nature, treatment is often required for cosmetically unacceptable lesions, and therapeutic options include electrocoagulation, sclerotherapy, cryotherapy, or laser therapy. Laser therapy using a V-beam and long-pulsed neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser has shown favorable outcomes in patients with hemangiomas. We report two cases of cherry hemangiomas treated with the ‘Pharaon Lipo laser’, an advanced and powerful diode laser that is not commonly used for hemangiomas but is selected for lipolysis and varicose vein coagulation. A 64-year-old German man presented with a several-decade history of multiple erythematous maculopapules on his chest, and a 30-year-old Korean man presented with a one-year history of similar lesions on his abdomen. Histopathological evaluation of biopsy specimens confirmed diagnosis of cherry hemangiomas. We successfully treated these lesions using the Pharaon Lipo laser without any adverse effect.


Hemangioma; Semiconductor lasers
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