Warts are one of the most common skin problems, affecting a large part of the population. Generally, almost everyone gets infected, at some point of their life, with warts. They are local growths in the skin, most of the time painless and asymptomatic, caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Most of the time, warts disappear on their own in a couple of years, but they may become uncomfortable or even painful, not to mention they are highly unaesthetic, so for these reasons, you may choose to remove your warts through one of the available treatments.
Because they are a worldwide skin issue, warts can be treated using various different methods, both at home and at a specialized clinic. Home treatment is often the first treatment chosen by a person infected with warts, mostly because it is believed to be less painful and can be performed in the comfort of one’s home. These kinds of treatments include the usage of salicylic acid, a substance which is the active ingredient in almost any gels, paint, cream, plaster, tape, or patch you can find in pharmacies. However, salicylic acid may take weeks to months to cure a wart and may also destroy your healthy skin. Another option available at home is tape occlusion, or duct tape, in which you use duct tape to cover the wart for a period of time. This treatment requires that the tape must be left in place all the time and removed only a few hours once per week. The efficiency of this method, however, is not high, compared to the other methods.
If home methods did not work for you, and you decide to go to a clinic, you should know that at Renew Skin & Health Clinic you can opt for radio surgery to remove your warts. The radiosurgery is a method by which radio waves are directed, in a controlled way, to a specific area of a patient’s body in order to treat many skin lesions including the warts. It is a non-surgical method with minimum to no side effects, and is also painless. However, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and also patients fitted with a cardiac pacemaker should not be treated with radiosurgery. Radiosurgery is especially applied to genital warts removal, due to its main positive features, namely precision and simultaneous cauterization of the tissue.
Another option to treat your warts is cryotherapy, which requires liquid nitrogen to be applied to your wart for a few seconds to freeze and destroy the affected skin cells. After the cryotherapy treatment for wart removal, a sore blister will form, followed by a scab, which will fall off 7-10 days later. It is a treatment against warts that is very efficient because when the dead skin is ready to fall, a new and healthy layer is already forming.
The best thing that you can do if warts are becoming a problem for you is to make an appointment at Renew Skin & Health Clinic, where our expert dermatologists will evaluate your medical history and your current health condition in order to apply the wart treatment that best suits you. Because at Renew Skin & Health Clinic doctors are committed to find innovative methods of treatments, you will have at your disposal the option of choosing between two of the best, non-invasive treatments for warts removal, namely the ND:Yag laser treatment and the CO2 laser. They are, by far, the fastest and the most efficient way through which you can get rid of your unsightly warts, with amazing cosmetic results. The advantages of these laser wart removal procedures are the fact that they are non-invasive, fast methods with minimum discomfort for the patient. Moreover, they do not affect the healthy tissue and there are no chances of side effects.
If you are troubled by unaesthetic warts, Renew Skin & Health Clinic offers you a large set of options to remove your warts in an efficient and safe manner, made by a professional personnel and skin specialists.