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Warts are benign skin growths that are caused by the human papillomavirus (better known as HPV) and are one of the most common reasons people go see a dermatologist. They can be unsightly, cause embarrassment and can also spread to other parts of your skin because they are contagious.
While there are many over-the-counter wart removal treatments, the best, quickest and safest removal treatments are offered via the dermatologist. Our team of dermatologists and licensed physicians are experienced in the treatment of wart removal. We use a variety of treatments to effectively treat warts.
THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE WARTS
The most widely used wart removal treatments are cryotherapy, injections, or the use of topical prescription medications. During cryotherapy, your wart is quickly frozen off with liquid nitrogen. This method is fast, virtually painless and has no risk of scarring. Your healthcare provider will discuss the different wart removal methods with you to determine which plan of action is most appropriate. For those who are not candidates for cryotherapy, we recommend injections of Cantharidin for wart removal, which will cause the skin under the wart to blister and will help to lift the wart off the skin. Wart Removal Cream can also be extremely effective in wart removal—as long as it is given under the guidance of a dermatologist.
PLANTAR WART REMOVAL
Plantar warts are the most painful of all types of warts, as they are located on the bottoms of the feet. Make an appointment with one of our licensed skin care specialists to discuss removal options.