ask: Venous lake on my lip

By Island Girl December 23, 2008 - 8:20am
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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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HI, Thanks for this and link to your pics. Mine is just like yours was so now I will get it lasered. Thanks

November 9, 2015 - 5:47am
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I have a round purplish spot on my lower lip, it doesn't seem to hurt. I think I had a similar one in the past and it went away. I have btw made an appt with dermatologist in 2 weeks to have them look at it but it sounds like its the venous lake. However my nerves are shot, my husband is ill and I am fearful of this being something worse, how do they know? Please give me some encouragement. Am going to try the castor oil. Its possible that I have bitten my lip due to nervous stress btw. brit

June 16, 2015 - 6:02am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have same thing. went to derm. got laser twice. still there but is smaller and flatter, but not gone. laser 200.00 each time, not covered by insurance.

September 12, 2015 - 6:05am
Debra Moncrieff (reply to Anonymous)

Struth that's expensive!

Had mine done by laser, it's only just noticeable, much better than before! and it cost less than $200 but I'm Australia...

November 9, 2015 - 8:28pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

doctor used a V beam laser

November 9, 2015 - 1:30pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I laser these all the time with great results. Usually only takes one treatment. No needles or scars.
C.Smith CLT Fairhope, Al

June 23, 2015 - 6:56am
MTSharon (reply to Anonymous)

C. Smith, What kind of laser do you use?

September 11, 2015 - 12:09pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I had one layered and it came back bigger. It's very tender.

September 7, 2015 - 2:37pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Brit,
Is a very good idea to use castor oil, as you intend, if the dermatologist will say it is VL, castor oil will take care of your lesion anyway, have faith and be patience and you will see the good results. Nothing to lose, only to gain.

June 16, 2015 - 11:26pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

thanks, will get some castor oil at hfs today. Do you just dab it on the are several times a day? brit

June 17, 2015 - 6:35am
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