Wart Removal Treatment

What are warts?

A wart is a small blemish with an uneven surface that can emerge anywhere on the body. Warts can look like a solid blister and also have been known to maintain the shape of a small cauliflower. Warts are inevitably produced by viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. The manifestation of a wart varies on its location on the body and the thickness of the skin.

The downside to warts is that they can be agonizing, frustrating and bothersome. As many as 1 in 3 children and teenagers are likely to get warts, but for adults only 3 to 5 percent get them. This is most likely due to the fact that the immune system becomes better able to put off their growth over time. People with a weakened immune system are more likely to have warts. There are three different types of warts: common warts, plantar/foot warts, and flat warts.

Common Warts – These types of warts normally surface around the fingernails and on the back of the hands, but realistically can appear anyplace on the body.

Plantar Warts/Foot Warts – These types of warts originate on the soles of feet. Plantar warts usually develop into the deeper layer of skin because of the strain from walking and standing.

Flat Warts – These types of warts can occur anywhere on the body but are usually emerge on the face, forehead, and legs. In addition, flat warts are inclined to develop in bunches. In regards to treating warts, home remedies such as cryotherapy and salicylic will not work effectively to treat warts. But IPL (Intense Pulse Light) and Electrocautery are two common treatments that will effectively treat warts and that we use here at Mederm Esthetics & Laser.

Treatment:

IPL (Intense Pulse Light):

Intense Pulse Light is a type of treatment that is standard for removing plantar warts. It utilizes particular filters to establish which elements of the dermis (the skin below the top layer) can attract the light powerful enough to break up the wart. The energy (heat) from the laser light, which contains a broad spectrum of light, will discontinue the HPV virus that produces the wart. The heat is so powerful that it has the capability to weaken the wart. Evidently, the dots are the tangible blood supply that cultivates the root of the wart.

The inflammation produced by the laser increases the body’s immune system to respond to the affected areas, which in turn helps to eliminate the HPV virus. Intense pulse light laser treatments are repeated every week for a minimum of 3-6 treatments. After one treatment you will already begin to notice a distinction in the size of the wart. It is important to note that blistering, peeling, darkening, scabbing, flaking, itching, and pain of the wart can occur.

Electrocautery:

At Mederm Esthetics & Laser, we also use electrocautery (e-lek-tro-kaw-ter-e) as a supplementary treatment for wart removal. Electrocautery works to burn warts with the use of an electrical current. Our staff utilizes this treatment to safely remove warts for those who suffer with the skin issue.

We use electrocautery to eradicate persistent warts such as plantar warts. The energy distributed to the wart is captivated by the blood cells of the warts. Focusing on the wart’s blood supply can progress to a weakening of the wart. With this treatment, it usually only requires one treatment.

Contact us:

At Mederm Esthetics & Laser we have over 12 years experience in the skin care and laser industry. We service in Woodbridge, Vaughan, Concord, Richmond Hill and all over the GTA. We work with many of our patients, in order to best answer your questions and concerns and serve you better. With our effective skincare treatments, you won’t have to continue to be frustrated with warts. Our experienced staff will carefully look at your skin to provide you with the proper treatment options. Your complimentary consultation will be the first step to restoring your beauty and health. Overall, we offer many different treatment options, and we abide by our slogan to make beautiful skin happen.

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