These are small, noncancerous growths that appear when your skin is infected with one of the many viruses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. The virus triggers extra cell growth, which makes the outer layer of skin thick and hard in that spot. While they can grow anywhere you have skin, you are more likely to get one on your hands or feet.
Warts are highly contagious and are mainly passed by direct skin contact, such as when you pick at your warts and then touch another area of your body. You can also spread them with things like towels or razors that have touched a wart on your body or on someone else’s. Warts like moist and soft or injured skin.There are many types of warts one can get; namely
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These flesh-colored growths are most often on the backs of hands, the fingers, the skin around nails, and the feet. They are small,rough, hard bumps. They may have black dots that look like seeds, which are really tiny blood clots. Typically they show up where the skin was broken, perhaps from biting your fingernails.
These warts got their name because “plantar” means “of the sole” in Latin. Unlike other warts, the pressure from walking and standing makes them grow into your skin. These warts arebflat, tough, and thick, and it is easy to confuse them with corns.
These fast-growing warts look thread-like and spiky, sometimes like tiny brushes. Because they tend to grow on the face( around your mouth, eyes, and nose ). Though these are painless, they can be a seriously unpleasant to the eyes.
These may look like small, scattered, skin-colored bumps or like a cluster of bumps similar to a little bit of cauliflower on your genitals.
These warts can be easily treated but the duration and type would largely depend on its size and location, such as :
Salicylic acid peel works by ‘peeling’ the formation of excess dead tissue on the surface of skin.
Using cold temperature to excise the wart from skin surface
Using a chemical based substance to excoriate the affected skin surface and treat the warts at the area, usually for plantar warts.
The most effective of it all, electrosurgery burns the wart with an electric charge through the tip of a needle. It’s good for common warts, filiform warts, and foot warts where it simply scrapes off the wart from its root.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
How long does the procedure take ?
The procedure duration would depend on the size and location of the warts, usually about 1-2 hours
Is it painful?
Well the procedure is aimed to provide excellent results with minimal pain. However usage of cryocautery and laser may cause a small ‘pinch’ during the procedure.
What are the side effect of these procedure ?
Some may experience redness, swelling and slight itchiness but with proper after-care as advised by our trained doctors, this could be minimised.