Warts… we often think of them as a childhood problem, but many adults suffer from this unsightly and highly contagious condition. What can you do? Come see us at Wellness and Aesthetics Central Coast. We can help you get rid of your warts once and for all.
What Are Warts?
Warts are a type of skin growth caused by a virus (human papillomavirus or HPV). This virus infects the top layer of skin and usually enters the body through some type of break in the skin. Once infected, the wart causes the top layer of skin to grow rapidly, forming a wart.
While warts will often resolve on their own in time, they are highly contagious and can spread to other people and other parts of the body if they aren’t removed. You can infect yourself again (and get additional warts) by touching the wart and then touching other areas of the body. You can infect others as well, especially if you share personal items like razors or towels. And, warts can be embarrassing, especially if they are in a visible area.
Treatment Options for Warts at Wellness and Aesthetics Central Coast
We use the Regenlite laser for wart removal. This advanced laser is gentle and non-ablative (so it won’t burn the skin). With this device, we can target your wart without harming the healthy surrounding skin. Treatment is quick (30-45 minutes) and practically painless.
During treatment, we will hold a hand piece close to the wart. You may feel a warming sensation, but not typically pain. After treatment, you are free to resume your regular activities with no downtime. Some patients experience a bit of bruising in the treatment area, but otherwise, there are no side effects.
Is Wart Removal Permanent?
New warts can develop, but any warts successfully treated with the Regenlite laser should not recur. Some people are more likely to get warts than others. You may need multiple treatments depending on the size, number and severity of your warts. We’ll create a customized treatment plan with you.
Do you have warts? Are you ready to get rid of them for good? Come see us and discuss your wart removal options.