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I have this dark blue/purple lesion on my lip that keeps getting bigger. I went to see the dermatologist and she said that it's a venous lake. She said it was nothing I had to worry about. Does anyone else have one or know of someone who does? If so, what was your/their treatment?

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When I lived in Las Vegas, my dermatologist used a laser to treat it. The first treatment wasn't quite deep enough so I went back a second time. That time did the trick. Only took several days to heal and was left with a smooth faint whitish-gray spot. Five years later and now living in Michigan, i do need to get it treated again. Laser is the way to treat this!

April 4, 2014 - 4:35pm
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A plastic surgeon looked at my venous lake about 15 years ago and he treated it with a surfactant injection. He wasn't sure it would work and therefore only charged me for a office visit.
It swelled up presumably because of the liquid injection but after a week it was about 90% gone. It looked much worse for that week but I have been satisfied. It has come back and trying to decide what to do. I still have not seen any treatments concerning surfactants. Have any of you?

March 17, 2014 - 12:29pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Just wondered if you knew what kind of laser worked since there seems to be positive results and negative results?

March 22, 2014 - 3:41pm
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I had posted a note on here earlier but for some reason could not follow up with it. I had the laser treatment on January 10th and for a couple of weeks the venous lake was a little red and crusty, but already looked better. By February 10th it was gone, just a small bump left which is not noticeable at all. I feel so much better about myself, I don't think that everyone is looking at my lip when they talk to me. I wished I had found this new dermatologist years ago as my previous dermatologist either did not have the correct laser for the job or was out to make money because I had several laser treatments and they did nothing. I am thrilled with the results from this latest laser procedure.

February 24, 2014 - 12:05pm
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I had a laser procedure on my venous lake on January 10th and by February 10th it was gone - nothing left but a small bump under the skin. I am thrilled with the results as I had tried to have it removed several years ago - several laser treatments and a lot of money and it did not go away. I finally found a dermatologist who had the correct laser and two small zaps did the job. I feel so much better, more confident, now I do not think that everyone is looking at my lip.

February 24, 2014 - 12:02pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

what kind of a laser was it? did it have a name?

March 27, 2014 - 9:46am
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Its been two months now and i see the results finally!
The venius lake has decreased by 80%! I almostcant see it!!!

January 15, 2014 - 7:20pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Great to hear the positive results. Posters on this board seem very satisfied with the laser removal of a venous lake. I opted for surgery removal by a plastic surgeon and regretted it immediately. It's been 6 months since surgery and I'm just now seeing final results. I highly recommend laser removal versus plastic surgery.

January 15, 2014 - 7:42pm
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I had an appointment with my dermatologist on Friday, January 10th. She injected beneath my lip to numb it and then did two laser bursts. No pain, just a little pin prick feeling. My lower lip was a bit pal and swollen, but no pain. I have been keeping my lip moist with Aquaphor ointment and it is reduced in size, but not gone as yet. I look each day to see an improvement and am not sure if this procedure has done the trick as yet. I am very hopeful as I am very self conscious about the venous lake which I have had for several years.

January 15, 2014 - 6:26am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I did just post a comment (two actually as I did not think the first one took). As I noted, I am just thrilled with the results.

February 24, 2014 - 12:06pm
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