Laser Wart Treatment
LASER WART TREATMENT has proven to be the most effective and painless method to remove calluses and warts (papillomas). A Laser beam is able to remove unwanted formations with micro-level precision and allows for minute control over the depth of impact. Moreover tissue coagulation (“welding”) occurs right at time of treatment. This leads to reduced bleeding and stimulates skin reserve regeneration ensuring healing within couple of days.
Incorrect mechanical removal of warts does not lead to complete recovery of the patients. It often times results in recurrences and may even lead to an increased risk of certain cancers.
Warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) family. They can affect any area of the body, but tend to invade warm, moist places, like small cuts or scratches on the fingers, hands, and feet. These are a contagious virus, can be spread from person to person by direct and indirect contact, and spread from one area of the body to another. HPV can survive many months without a host.
After infection, warts may have a long incubation period and often times do not become visible for several weeks or months. Warts appear as non inflammatory growth-like masses which can range in size from several mm to 1 cm or larger.
Different Types of warts include:
- Plantar warts (Verruca plantaris). Appear on the sole or toes of the foot. Because of pressure on the sole of the foot or toe the wart is pushed inward and a layer of hard skin often forms over the wart. They look like a small lesion that resembles a cauliflower, with tiny black petechiae (tiny hemorrhages under the skin) in the center. Plantar warts consist of bundled thread-like papillas and are often painful. If left untreated, plantar warts can grow up to 1 inch in circumference and may spread into clusters (called mosaic warts). In severe cases, they cause a change in gait or posture that results in leg or back pain.
- Common warts. Usually found on fingers, hands, knees, elbows, face, and parts of the head. Common warts are hard, round painless knots (3-10 mm in diameter) with a rough surface that can look like the head of a cauliflower, with black dots inside.
- Flat (plane) warts. They are usually found on the face and back of the hands of children however can also grown on arms, knees and hands. They are small, typically the size of a pinhead (0.5mm – 3 mm knots) and at times appear in clusters. They can be rounded or polygonal and have a flattened surface, which is barely extended above the skin-level.