I’ve had a venous lake on my lip for quite a while (at least 4 years) and have kind of accepted its presence. I’ve almost fooled myself that it is some form of charming beauty spot – because I didn’t think I could do anything about it. Certainly the dermatologist hadn’t mentioned anything.

there’s not much more confronting than taking an extreme close-up of your face

I was recently at the dentist and he asked about the “spot on my lip”. I’m rather accustomed to health professionals freaking out about it – thinking it is a melanoma or similar. But no! He knew what it was and told me how he’d had a lot of success zapping these with laser and showed me some pix of successful treatments.

Was I interested?

Well yes, but assumed he’d be funding his children’s next pony with the cost of treatment. But no! It would only be $450 (hah! only!). I told him I’d get back to him, but I was pretty keen to pull the trigger.

Of course I immediately took to the InformationSuperHighway to research pros, cons, disasters, and learned that some people had success in making them disappear by rubbing daily with castor oil.

So I bought myself a bottle because I’d rather have the $441.05 in my pocket and lasers off my face if I can.

I’ll be massaging in for 5 minutes (which is a lot longer than you’d think) morning and evening for the next, say, month.

Will report back.

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4 Responses to spotty

  1. mddunbar says:

    Dear spotty,
    Any luck with the castor oil treatment for the venous lake on your lip? I’ve just started that treatment too, but haven’t seen any results yet. Thanks!

    • carolbaby says:

      Interesting that you ask this!

      I stopped back in October after an 18 week stretch when I wasn’t really noticing much improvement one way or the other.

      However, what I have noticed just recently that it does seem to be getting bigger, so perhaps all that oil and rubbing was keeping it under control?

      I may have another go at the caster oil after my holiday OR I am tempted to just suck it up and have it expensively lasered.

  2. Lisa Lamarca says:

    Guess what…ran across this post and rubbing with caster oil has almost gotten rid of my venous lake lip…and it was huge!!!!

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