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Non-surgical laser treatment shows impressive results for blue bumps on lips

Published on Dec 4th, 2012 by Jeffrey Dover

Do you have a blue bump or swelling on your lip? If so, you may have a venous lake. These fairly common blue/purple soft bumps or swellings are caused by a single dilated vein. They mainly appear on sun-exposed surfaces such as lips and ears, and generally occur in those over 40 years old. While not dangerous, they usually grow slowly, can get in the way of chewing and eating, and they don’t look particularly nice.

A patient we saw recently had a venous lake on her lower lip and had been told by her dermatologist that the only effective treatment was to have it surgically removed. We hear this far too often. Surgery leaves an unacceptable and unnecessary scar. Not wanting to go “under the knife”, she sought further treatment options at SkinCare Physicians. After one treatment with our Gentle YAG laser, which took all of 30 seconds to perform and caused minimal discomfort, she reported 75% improvement and was thrilled with the results. She was so thankful that she had avoided surgery!

Venous lake before and after two laser treatments

If you are self-conscious about a venous lake on your lip, consider a consultation at SkinCare Physicians for laser treatment.

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Contributing author: Heather Hamilton

2 Responses to Non-surgical laser treatment shows impressive results for blue bumps on lips

  • Diane Battendieri says:

    I live in Hawaii. Have had a Venous lake on my lower left side of lip for at least 15-20 yrs. I am 68, female. I read about the YAG laser treatment. Is there any hope for me?

    • Dr. Jeffrey Dover says:

      Absolutely. There is no age limit for treatment of Venous Lakes with the appropriate laser. 1 to 3 treatments may be needed to achieve the best possible result but you should do beautifully.

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Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

Medical Website Design & Marketing by Etna Interactive

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