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When most hear warts, they think of such unpleasantries as witch curses and the kissing of frogs. There is a reason for this reputation: warts are definitely unsightly, and they can even be painful when present in the wrong places. Luckily, warts are not permanent, and in extreme cases they can be removed as well.
What Are Warts?
Warts are caused by a form of the human papillomavirus. The virus is typically contracted by contact with surfaces or substances that have been infected, usually through breakages in the sufferer’s skin. The HPV infection results in small, tough skin growths that, while similar to the skin surrounding it, nevertheless stand out.
Typically, there are no additional symptoms to warts other than their generally unpleasant appearance. However, warts present on the feet, such as plantar warts, or on the hands can cause pain. Most warts will actually clear up without treatment over the course of a couple of months, however waiting might not always be feasible and certain warts may be more resilient than others.
Combating Warts with Laser Light
For warts that are causing pain, or that refuse to clear up on their own, patients may need to explore the wart removal process. In these instances, laser wart removal is an ideal method of ridding the sufferer of these unwanted menaces.
Using focused wavelengths of laser light, selected specifically for the purpose of killing and removing warts, the experienced technicians at Brea Aesthetics Medical Laser Center can remove unwanted warts. The laser light performs two important functions:
- Laser treatment attacks the virus itself, killing the HPV creating and spreading the warts
- Attacking the area also disrupts blood flow to the physical wart itself, thereby starving the tissue
Depending on the size of the area affected, as well as the severity of the warts, your circumstances may require anywhere from one to four treatments. Our trained specialists can help determine the proper course of action with you during the consultation process.
For more information on laser wart removal or to schedule a consultation, contact our offices right away.
Wart Removal Before & After
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