Often warts that are treated with lasers are permanently removed after a single treatment. In comparison with surgery, laser treatment generally requires no anesthesia and causes no scarring.
What is a Wart (Verrucae)?
Caused by a virus they are small, hard growths on the skin.
What Causes Warts?
Common warts are a infection in the top layer of skin, caused by viruses in the HPV (human papillomavirus) family. The virus penetrates the outer layer of skin and causes rapid cell growth, forming the wart.
How do people get common skin warts?
By coming into contact with a strain of the virus that causes warts, especially with damaged skin; though the virus can remain dormant for months.
Why do some people get more warts than others?
Doctors believe that, since everyone's immune system is different, and exposure to viruses during our lives is unique, its most likely because some peoples immune systems are just better equipped to fight off the virus.
Is it possible to prevent warts?
Since the virus spreads from physical contact, the most important thing you can do is to make sure you keeps you hands washed. Also minimize damaged skin.
What are the possible treatments?
Aside from the laser service we offer, there are also creams available over the counter. Some will use silver nitrate to burn the wart away, while others will use a spray of liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide to freeze the wart. They can also be surgically removed.
Pre & Post Care
- Avoid any topical treatments for 2 days before treatment
- Bring a clean pair of socks with you to wear home
- Wash your bedsheets, disinfect your shower or bath and vaccum the carpets
- Avoid walking barefoot in public places
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