Warts are abnormal skin growths caused by various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts occur when an HPV strain infects the skin and stimulates rapid cell growth in the skin’s outer layer.
Different strains of HPV cause warts to form in different parts of the body. Warts are commonly seen on the hands or feet. They are generally benign and harmless, though they can be unsightly. However, warts are very contagious and spread easily from person to person. That is why it is best to get warts treated as soon as possible.
There are many different types of warts. The most common types are:
Common warts have a rough appearance, with a rounded top. They tend to be grayer than the surrounding skin. These types of warts are mostly seen on the fingers and toes.
Flat warts are smaller, smoother, and flatter when compared to other warts. They can be brown, pink, or slightly yellow. They generally appear on the face, arms, and thighs. Flat warts are mostly seen in teens and children.
Plantar warts are flesh-colored or light brown lumps that tend to appear on the soles of the feet. They are flecked with small clotted blood vessels that look like black dots.
Periungual warts start small and then grow into rough bumps that resemble cauliflower, slowly growing into clusters. They grow around the fingernails and toenails and can be painful.
Genital warts can be flesh-colored, red, or pink growths that appear similar to cauliflower. They are seen in the pubic area or on the genitals and may grow and spread rapidly. Genital warts are a type of sexually transmitted disease and must always be treated by a doctor.
Usually, warts tend to disappear on their own after some time. However, warts tend to have a high rate of recurrence and it is always best to get them treated by a doctor.
There are many different options for wart removal like over-the-counter medications, cryotherapy, and minor surgery. However, these treatments either take a long time to show results or may not be the best option for the patient.
Thanks to recent advances in laser technology, it is now possible to use laser devices to remove warts. It is a relatively recent method of wart removal, however, it has shown great results. Laser removal of warts is a fast, efficient, and safe method. At Arra Aesthetics, Pune, we use the latest technology from LINLINE Medical Systems for wart removal.
The procedure for laser removal of warts is as follows:
The doctor directs the laser beam at the wart tissue.
Depending on the type of laser device, the wart either evaporates under the laser beam or is cut off with a laser scalpel, without affecting the adjacent normal skin tissue. In some cases, both types of laser devices are used.
All bacteria are killed off by the high temperature of the laser, and there is no risk of inflammation or infection.
The procedure is very fast and takes only a few minutes.
The patient will be able to return home the same day as the wart removal procedure. A crust will form at the site of the wart and healing will take place under it. The crust will not cause any discomfort and fall off on its own after 10 to 14 days. In its place, new and healthy skin tissue that does not differ from surrounding tissue will form.
There are many advantages to laser removal of warts, like:
Safe and effective procedure
No recurrence of warts after removal
No special care is needed after the removal
Can be performed on any part of the body
No age limit
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