What are Warts?
Warts (verruca vulgaris) are common skin growths caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. Although there are various types of warts, the most common warts, are usually skin-colored and feel rough to the touch, but they can be dark, flat or smooth. Warts may appear anywhere on the body and are not cancerous, nor a form of skin cancer. However, if warts are in the genital area (condyloma), they can actually spread a form of wart virus that sometimes causes cancer in females.
Warts Laser Treatment
Our board-certified dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands offer wart removal in Omaha. During laser surgery, an intense beam of light is used to burn and destroy the wart tissue. It is a fairly common and quick procedure that can be performed in the office. Although it is usually reserved for the largest and most difficult cases of treating warts, it is important to keep in mind that laser wart removal does not guarantee results.
Warts Laser Treatment Methods
There are several different treatment options for removing warts with a laser. The technique Advanced Dermatology uses is pulsed dye laser (PDL), which cuts out the blood vessel that delivers nutrients to the wart, burning away the virus and simulating an immune-like response.
The recovery time after laser wart removal can be long and it is common for the treated area to be painful for several days afterward. Occasionally, several treatments are required.