Warts are no fun. While typically harmless physically, warts can be annoying and your self-esteem can often take a hit.
Let’s learn a bit more about what warts actually are and how you can treat them.
Warts are small growths with a rougher texture and are raised from the skin. While they can look like solid blisters, they can also take on the appearance of small cauliflower.
While annoying, they’re usually just a painless growth on the skin.
Warts are caused by various strains of the human papilloma virus. Because these strains can vary, they produce warts in various parts of your body.
You can get warts simply by contact some of the time, as they’re spread from one location on the body to another or from person to person.
Wart treatments range from mild over-the-counter products like salicylic acid to more extreme measures like laser therapy.
Warts are never dangerous, but they’re always unwelcome.
They are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact, but the wart virus (called human papilloma virus) can also live for some time in small puddles, like those found in shower stalls and poolside, so practice caution when faced with these.
The good news is that warts can be removed!
At our various locations, we’ll match our treatment plan to your motivation to get rid of your wart. The personalized strategy created by our dermatologists for removing a wart involves bringing enough inflammation to the area to clear the virus, but not too much that the treatment harms the surrounding skin.
Office care typically begins with liquid nitrogen therapy and customized topical treatments that we’ll ask you to continue at home. The team of professional dermatologists averages 3 sessions to get rid of warts using a variety of in-office therapies.
For our younger patients, we use painless removal systems. For our older, less patient (!) patients, we can anesthetize and surgically excise your wart on the spot, so that you’ll walk out of our office without it!
Recurrence rates are high for this viral infection, so we’ll give you helpful instructions in order to prevent a new wart growing in its place.
If you want a wart removed, book an appointment with us today!