A venous lake is a clump of fine blood vessels usually seen on the upper or lower lip of a middle aged individual but sometimes they are also seen on the rim of the ear. This with time may enlarge in size if left untreated. The cause of this condition is not clearly understood but local trauma including sun exposure and smoking cigarettes have been blamed to cause this. These are also more common in men than ladies but to our experience, the sex ratio has been equal. They are also not hereditary or contagious. They may bleed following trauma but that’s rare to happen. Most people who have a venous lake, they generally have a solitary lesion but more than one, although rare but can be seen.
The diagnosis of this condition is often clinical, and no tests generally required to diagnose this condition.
Venous lake treatment is generally not available within NHS but we do recommend you to seek the help of your own GP to explore the possibilities.
We frequently see patients from various cities including Coventry, Birmingham, Leicester, Northampton, Wolverhampton, Gloucester, Worcester, Cheltenham, Oxford, and Banbury.
We at Renew Skin and Health Clinic have plenty of experience in dealing with such issues and we generally treat this condition with a laser. One generally requires one treatment session to get rid of this but occasionally more than one treatment may be required. There is generally no residual scar or deformity of the lip following treatment at our clinic unless one goes for a surgical excision in which case scarring and lip deformity are both possible complication as large area of tissue is generally excised.
If you suffer from this condition, we would advise you to seek help locally via your local GP or a dermatologist. However, should you not succeed in this matter and wish for alternative approach, you can always contact Renew Skin & Health Clinic, located on 18 Guy Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4RT. You can also contact us directly on 01926 422 454, and our lines are open from 9AM to 9PM. Please be aware that there are consultation fees of £100.00 and the precise cost of the treatment will be discussed at this consultation, based on one’s individual case.