Venous Lake

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.