Warts are not only an eyesore; they can be painful. Patients not only experience pain and discomfort from warts, but it causes damage to their self-confidence and can ultimately affect their overall quality of life. Whether you are suffering physical or emotional pain from the appearance of an unwanted wart, our experts at Skincare Laser Centre can help with wart treatment.
What is a wart?
Warts vary in size and shape, but they are generally small, fleshy bumps of membrane that can be found anywhere on the body. Where the wart is located can partially determined what it looks like, as well as the composition. Warts often resemble a small cauliflower or something like a blister. The most common areas to be affected by warts are the hands and feet.
How do you get warts?
Warts, caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), are spread by human contact. HPV causes the body to create excessive amounts of keratin that build up in certain areas of the body, creating warts. HPV usually enters the body through a small cut somewhere on the body or through sexual intercourse. There are many different types of warts that appear in many different areas.
Types of warts
There are many different types of warts. The most common are:
- plantar warts (on the feet)
- plane warts
- filiform warts
- mosaic warts
At Skincare Laser Centre, our standard course of wart treatment is using our Cutera Xeo laser. Cutera Xeo, using IPL therapy, which stands for intense pulsed light, targets the affected area, and, as the light is turned into heat, it breaks up the damaged particles, allowing undamaged skin regrowth.
Why should i get it treated?
Because they are very contagious and can easily spread from person to person, putting other people at risk.
To learn more about wart treatment and to see if you are a good candidate for laser therapy, please contact our Northwest Calgary office to schedule a consultation.