Removal and treatment of warts

Warts are generally harmless, but genital warts should be taken seriously. There are many treatment options for warts, although often warts reappear after treatment, and sometimes multiple types of treatment are necessary. Treatment options include the following:

  • Freezing: In this treatment, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the wart. A blister forms around the wart, and the dead tissue falls off within about a week.
  • Medications: Some medications can be applied to try and remove warts  such as salicylic acid and cantharidin. Imiquimod  is a prescription cream used to treat genital warts.
  • Intralesional immunotherapy for common warts is effective and safe and may be considered in refractory cases.
  • Minor Surgery: When other treatments fail, minor surgery may be considered. The wart will be cut away, and then the base of the wart will be destroyed using an electric needle or by deep freezing (cryosurgery).

 


 

Other Medical Dermatology

Treatment of Actinic Keratosis - Precancer

Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are rough, scaly patches on the skin caused by excessive exposure to the sun. AKs can sometimes progress into dangerous skin

Treatment of sun damage

Long term sun exposure causes skin damage including wrinkles, age spots and change in skin texture. Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light can

Removal of benign growths (moles and cysts)

Moles or cysts  may become uncomfortable or worrisome. Proper evaluation by a dermatologist is needed before considering treatment options. Common

Removal of skin tags

A skin tag, medically known as acrochordon, is a small, benign flap of flesh-colored tissue that hangs off the skin by a small, narrow connecting

Skin Cancer surgery

There are many treatments for skin cancer. Options for treatment depend on may factors including: Type of skin cancer. Where the skin cancer

Skin Biopsies

Skin biopsy is an important diagnostic tool for skin disorders. During this minor office procedure a small piece of skin is removed for examination