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Ohio Head & Neck Surgeons provide answers to the most frequently asked questions and best care practices for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) diseases and disorders, allergy, hearing loss, and cosmetic treatments.

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Venous Lakes

Venous lakes are small, dark blue or purple papules on the skin. These papules are soft, slightly elevated, and compressible. They commonly form on sun-exposed areas such as the face, ears, neck, lips, and the back of the hand of elderly people. These spots are usually painless, so treatment is largely cosmetic.

There are multiple ways to treat a venous lake including laser ablation, liquid nitrogen cryosurgery, and light electrocautery. Laser treatment can require multiple treatments to see results. Surgical excision is rarely necessary and can leave a scar.

At Ohio Head and Neck Surgeons, we understand your concerns when seeking cosmetic treatment options. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our quality ENT specialists. For more information on scheduling click here.

To prepare for your first appointment, you can also visit our New Patients page to find important forms you will need at your appointment, including registration and health history.

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