If you have these types of red dots around your body, you’ve probably ever wondered what their appearance is due to or if they’re dangerous to your health.
The truth is that the vast majority of people have some kind of brand on their skin, pimples, moles, stretch marks, etc.; some of these marks are natural and do not pose any problems, but in some cases they are a cause for concern.
At this point, you’re probably looking forward to knowing if you should see your doctor right away or you can get on with your normal life and live with those characteristic red dots.
What exactly are these red dots?
These red dots usually appear in the chest and arm area and, according to experts, are known as the “ruby dot”. They are very common in people over the age of 40, although they can also occur during adolescence.
These are small capillary dilations that occur due to failures in the vascular system. They may be scattered around the body or concentrated in a specific area, in that case, they could be small benign tumors.
Are they red moles?
There are people who, due to their shape and size, often confuse these red dots with moles, but the truth is that they are very different injuries. In fact, it’s very rare that in mole it’s that color.
According to Ramón Grimalt, dermatologist and professor at the University of Barcelona, “it is a brand of skin aging not related to the sun and that has a very clear family component”. Scientifically, this pathology is called acquired capillary angioma and, if the father or mother has many red dots, it is quite possible that the children also inherit them and appear to them when they reach quarantine.
Are they dangerous?
Unlike moles, these dots are not carcinogenic. Experts do recommend that we be very attentive to changes in edges, size or shape that occur in our moles, but these types of points can be solved with natural remedies or with a small surgical intervention