Venous Lake

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What is a Venous Lake?

A venous lake is a vein, or small blood vessel in the skin, which over time has become enlarged and slightly bulbous in appearance. It can be seen as a soft dark blue to purple spot which can measure up to 1 cm in size. It can be most commonly found on lip borders. The cause is thought to be due to sun exposure resulting in a dilated blood vessel/capillary. A laser treatment can safely and effectively treat these lesions and minimally invasive too.

What causes Venous Lake?

It is thought that long-term sun exposure of the skin can cause a venous lake. It is usually seen in people older than 50. They are more common in men than in women.


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