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Warts

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  • Contagious Warts

    Warts are contagious

    HPV may be spread from one individual to another simply by coming into contact with the virus.

  • Warts Appearance

    Appearance

    A wart is a small growth on the skin that may look like a solid blister or a small cauliflower.

  • Types of warts

    Types of warts

    Types of wart include common warts, flat warts, pigmented warts, and plantar warts.

  • Warts Entry point

    Entry point

    The HPV needs an entry point. It could enter through cracks in dry skin, through cuts, scrapes or through softened skin.

What causes warts?

Warts are hardened, rough skin lumps caused by an infection known as human papillomavirus (HPV). Although warts are harmless, they are contagious and can spread through contact with others.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes the cells in the skin to multiply very quickly at a certain point, forming a lump of skin. While warts usually spread through contact with others,  not everyone who is exposed to HPV will develop them.

Symptoms of Warts

The most telltale sign you have warts is that their appearance is often times relatively small, hardened rough lumps that are round and elevated from the skin.

Flat warts which most commonly appear on the face and neck have a thin and thread-like appearance.

Flat warts are a type of wart that can appear on the face, neck, chest, knees, hands, wrists or forearms and a formed in clusters of up to several hundred tiny lumps at a time.

Pariungual warts are more irregular than other kinds, usually affecting the edges of fingernails and toenails which can also develop under the nails.

Correction and Removal of Warts

Our clinic offers options for the removal of warts. We utilise a Co2 Laser for the removal of warts – the energy is delivered through a narrow range of wavelengths, and in the target area, the energy causes temperature elevation which results in tissue evaporation or ablation. Ablative lasers effectively treat a broad range of skin conditions by removing all or part of the skin.

The body’s natural healing processes then replace the damaged skin with new and healthy tissue. CO2 lasers have been considered the industry’s ‘Gold Standard’ for ablation. 

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