Benign Hemangiomas, or small benign blood-vessel growths, generally get bigger with time and have a pattern of some days bigger and some days smaller.    They are blue or purple, soft and tend to run in families.   They can bleed [a lot] if they are allowed to get bigger with time.   They are removed in a one or two step laser procedure with local anesthetic.   It is a simple procedure to perform with the laser, but more difficult without it.