Q: What is venous lake?
Venous lake is commonly a small, dark blue papule found on the borders of the lips, face and ears, usually in sun exposed areas.
Q: Who can get venous lake?
Venous lake has unknown causes but is usually associated with sun exposure. It is usually found in the elderly.
Q: What are the health risks?
Venous lake has no health risks; at least none have been found so far. The only reason to request treatment is cosmetic.
Q: What are the treatments?
The most commonly used treatment is laser therapy. Other options may apply, such as surgical excision, but this will leave a scar.