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OUR WART REMOVAL TREATMENT
Although warts are common and not harmful, they can still make you feel uncomfortable. Many patients come to us for warts removal for this very reason.
While there are many over-the-counter wart removers, the most efficient way to get rid of them is to consult a dermatology specialist. At Oasis Dermatology, we offer the best wart removal treatments made to restore your skin and confidence.
Why Do Face Warts Appear?
CAUSES OF WARTS ON FACE
Warts on the face may appear and reappear as these fleshy growths are caused by a virus, the most common type is the human papillomavirus or HPV. A person contracts the virus when it enters the skin through a small opening like a tiny cut. This happens commonly after touching a contaminated surface or when you come in contact with the wart of another person.
Face warts look like lumps or bumps on the skin and they are common in young children and those with weak immune systems. Warts are contagious and can reappear when not treated properly. If you need safe and effective treatments, schedule a visit at Oasis Dermatology. We can help you remove existing warts and prevent further growths.
Getting Rid of Warts For Good
There may be home wart treatments available, but it can take up to a year before they completely disappear. While waiting, there’s a big chance your warts can spread to other parts of your skin. We offer classic treatments for wart removal as well as therapies for stubborn or severe warts.
PRESCRIPTION-STRENGTH SALICYLIC ACID
Some warts can be removed with salicylic acid. On your visit, our skincare experts may start to apply this solution and instruct you to continue stronger treatments at home. In some cases, your dermatologist may also combine this treatment for warts with freezing.
Many warts are removed with this technique where liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the warts and destroy the virus. Many warts are removed with just one appointment but if the virus has already spread to other areas, you may need multiple treatments for complete warts removal.
TRICHLOROACETIC OR BICHLOROACETIC ACID
If salicylic acid and freezing won’t work, dermatologists may suggest this stronger acid. She will shave off the top of the wart, then apply the acid sparingly. You may need multiple treatments in a week to destroy the warts completely.
An effective injectable treatment for warts is the Candida Antigen. Doses of intralesional injections are given to patients to prevent recurring wart growth.
Things You May Want to Know
WARTS REMOVAL FAQS
When should I seek professional help for wart removal?
Often, warts go away on their own although this may take several weeks or even years before completely getting removed. You should see a dermatologist when your warts starts to:
- Become painful
- Get easily irritated
- Breaks open
- Develops on your rectum or genital area
- Looks infected
- Causes embarrassment
What are the different types of warts?
HPV causes different types of warts. Here are some of the most common warts:
Verruca Vulgaris or common warts or common warts are hard, raised lumps with rough surfaces. They usually appear on the knees and hands.
- Verucca Plana or flat warts are smooth, flattened lumps that usually appear on the face, lower legs, and hands.
- Filiform warts are long, thin threads that usually affect the face, especially near the lips and eyelids.
- Mosaic warts are a group of tightly clustered warts that commonly affect the hands and the soles of the feet.
- Plantar warts are small, hard bumps with tiny black dots on them. They usually appear on the soles of the feet.
- Genital warts are usually grayish or off-white lumps that have a grainy cauliflower appearance. These warts are sexually transmitted so they appear on the anus, vulva, or penis.
How can warts be prevented?
The HPV vaccine is very effective in preventing warts if you are vaccinated before being exposed to the virus. You can also avoid getting warts with good hygiene practices such as:
- Avoid biting your nails or picking at cuticles.
- Don’t share towels, nail clippers, razors, and other personal items.
- Keep your feet dry.
- Always wear footwear when in a public locker room, showers, or pool area.
- Never touch another person’s wart.
- Don’t scratch or cut your wart.