Venous-lake angiomas are dark blue papules caused by dilatation of veins. They present in sun-exposed areas of the body, particularly on the lips.
They are probably more common in men than in women and are of little clinical significance, except that they can be confused with melanomas and pigmented basal cell carcinomas
Diagnosis of a Venous lake
Treatment of Venous lake
Treatment may be requested for cosmetic reasons. The most common method to eliminate Venous-lake angioma include cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen, surgical excision, laser photocoagulation, laser vaporization, and infrared coagulation and sclerosing agents. Traditional techniques such as surgical excision is effective but leaves a scar.
Among this treatments, Laser therapy has become the mainstay of therapy. Published research demostrated that long-pulse neodymium YAG and pulse dye lasers are very effective, with a clearance rate of 94% after a single treatment. In this study no scarring or other complications were reported.