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Venous lakes are dark blue to violet compressible small swelling caused by dilatation of venules. These are common on sun-exposed skin. They also commonly occur on lips and are uncommon before 50 years of age.  Venous lakes are soft, compressible, well defined and usually a few mm in size.

Various treatments are available but the best treatment is with long pulsed Nd-Yag laser. There is lack of awareness of this even amongst the medical professionals. A variety of treatment modalities have been described. These include cryotherapy, diathermy, surgery and sclerotherapy. These can cause scarring and textural changes. A variety of lasers have been described but most success has been achieved with the long pulsed Nd-Yag laser.

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About The Treatment

Procedure Time

30 Minutes

Recovery Time

Immediate

Anaesthetic

None

Back To Work

Immediate

Duration Of Results

Permanent

No. Of Treatments

1-3

 

Treatment Cost
Venous Lake £250

Questions & Answers

What does the treatment involve?

Direct pressure created by a glass slide causes a vascular lesion such as a venous lake to blanch or fade as the blood is forced out. This is a very safe and effective treatment, come in for a free consultation where we will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment.  It is non-invasive, quick and no anaesthesia or operation is required.

What areas can be treated?

They commonly occur on the lips.  For any other areas please contact the clinic.

What results can I expect?

During a scientific trial, After one treatment, 94% of patients in the trial were cleared completely. The remaining 6% reported incomplete clearance. There were no reported complications. The clinical study concluded that “The long-pulsed Nd YAG laser is highly effective treatment for venous lakes of the lip and cheeks.”

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