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I am due to have a venous lake removed from my lip with

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I am due to have a venous lake removed from my bot***** *****p with surgery on Monday and have only just found online some information about laser treatment possibly being a better option, in particular the Nd-Yag laser. How do i go about finding out which would be best for me in the shortest time before I end up having surgery that I will regret?

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Do you still need assistance?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi I have not yet had a response and urgently needed one before this afternoon. If somebody can reply to me before 2pm that would be great, otherwise I would appreciate a refund and closing the question. Thank you
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Have you been seen by a Dermatologist? Or only by a Maxillo-Facial Surgeon?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have only been seen by a maxilla facial consultant
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information.

The mechanism by which you would find out which would be best for you would involve an assessment by a Dermatologist. You have read correctly that there has been increasing evidence that a long-pulsed Nd YAG laser is quite good at treating venous lakes, and is very well tolerated with a lesser risk of scarring.

Of course, it would be impossible to get an appointment with a Dermatologist before the scheduled surgery, so it would be necessary to ask for the surgery to be cancelled for today to allow for time to be seen by a Dermatologist.

If I can provide any clarification, please let me know.
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