Wart laser removal

Manufacturer: Dr. Anikó Kiss

Warts are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths, most commonly found on the hands and feet. They are caused by viruses (there are around 60 known wart-causing viruses in existence). Warts are highly contagious as the affected skin cells release the viruses, so hygiene is of the utmost importance if you are affected.

Warts can be contracted by physical contact or indirect contact with a contaminated object, e.g., hand towel or work surface. After you have been infected, it can take weeks or months for the wart to appear on your skin. They tend to affect humans from the age of three and up, with the biggest proportion affecting 16-18 year-olds.

Warts commonly appear on the fingers and around fingernails. They often have a cauliflower-like appearance, but this depends on the type of wart. Typical types of wart are: common, plane, mosaic, plantar (verrucae), filiform and periungual.

How does wart laser removal work?

The wart removal treatment uses an Nd-Yag laser to target and destroy it without damaging the healthy skin around it. The laser cuts off the blood supply to the wart, thus safely taking the wart out of the picture.

How will I feel during wart removal?

Although you may feel some mild discomfort, the laser does not generally cause any pain. Sometimes, patients with sensitive skin benefit from the use of anaesthetic cream to numb the area during treatment.

Is wart removal the right treatment for me?

Even if your warts have failed to respond to other treatments in the past, you are very likely to enjoy great results with laser wart removal. Particularly stubborn warts may require 5 or more treatments, but it is very rare that a wart refuses to budge completely.

What happens after wart removal?

Complications are not expected; you can continue with your normal routine, including bathing normally. You might notice some darkening of the skin where the wart used to be, but this is temporary.