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lip vein

Dr. Doctor,

I recently had laser surgery on my lower lip. I had a vein that was pulsating and the MFS decided to laser the vein.
It has disappeared, however, I have a small bump inside my lip. I would like to know if these things go away on their own, or should I be massaging the area to break down what I assume is scar tissue. The procedure took place about three months ago. I've made an appointment with a plastic surgeon to get his advice also. Please let me know your thoughts on this. I would very much appreciate it.

Kind regards,
Adele
Tags: lips, scar
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The lump most probably represents scarring as a result of destruction of the vein from the laser.  At this stage, I doubt that massaging will help.  If it persists, surgical excision may be an alternative.  Steroid injections could also be considered.
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Thank you, Dr. Rosenberg. May I ask, when scar tissue is removed what keeps new scar from developing again? I don't understand the science of scar tissue.

Warm regards,
Adele
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