There are as many as 10 varieties of warts, mostly harmless. It is possible to catch warts from others as they are contagious and usually enter the body through an area of broken skin. They typically disappear after a few months but can last for years and can recur. Fortunately, there are fast and straightforward procedures available for removal of these
Warts appear as small, grainy bumps that are rough to the touch. Most warts are flesh-colored, tan, pink, or white. Warts sometimes contain small black dots that are tiny, clotted blood vessels.
What causes warts?
Warts are caused by direct contact with human papillomavirus (HPV), which is contagious. HPV might spread by person-to-person contact or through indirect contact with an object used by a person with the virus. The virus that causes warts also can also spread to other places on the body.
How does the laser treatment work?
We use the Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser to provide a fast effective treatment of resistant warts (those which do not respond to other treatment methods). An intense beam of infrared light is used to burn and destroy the wart tissue.
Which warts can be treated?
A single burst of light is enough for smaller warts, whereas larger ones – such as plantar or mosaic warts found on the soles of the feet – may require multiple shots to ensure the whole area is treated.
Is the treatment painful?
This depends on the area being treated. The area will be frozen to reduce any discomfort. When the treatment finishes some discomfort may be experienced. Normally patients are not required to take any pain killers.
How can I be sure the treatment is safe and effective?
Clinical trials documenting treatment’s safety and effectiveness were carried out by leading doctors prior to the launch of the treatment, and these were published in respected medical journals.