I have a Telangiectasia below lower lip. What are my best treatment options: Laser or Scleratherapy?

What are my best treatment options-laser vs. scleratherapy and what are side effects-area is 5mm X1mm-husband does not know I'm having this removed-as not covered by insurance-what can I expect and can I cover it with make up

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KTP 532 nm laser or the 1064 nm ND YAG laser for veins on the lip or on the skin below the lip - Buffalo Niagara, NY

The V Beam by Candela is a 595 nm pulse dye laser that is utilized for venous lakes, the purplish reticular veins on the face, especially on the lip or on the skin below the lip. 

I like to use either the KTP 532 nm laser or the 1064 nm ND YAG LASER to treat reticular veins on the face or lip. 

Buffalo Phlebologist
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Laser or Sclerotherapy for Telangiectasia below lower lip

Telangiectasias around mouth are the best and most safely treated with the pulsed-dye laser. 

Manjula Jegasothy, MD
Miami Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Consider laser for spider veins of the face

The best treatment for veins of the face is a laser, I would not consider sclerotherapy on the face for fear of scarring.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Lip telangiectasia

I would definitely recommend laser treatment for the telangiectasia under your lip. Given the size and location of the lesion,  laser will give you a very nice result. Specifically, a pulsed dye laser or 532nm KTP laser would be most effective. You can expect a small amount of swelling and there is a possibility of a small purplish bruise in this area which will resolve within a week. You can cover this area with concealer make up if you desire after treatment. Best wishes.

Kristin Baird, MD
Longmont Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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