Say Goodbye to Warts with Wart Removal Services from BC Laser
Warts are local growths that are caused by a virus, the Human Papilloma Virus ( HPV). Although they can be contagious it is not uncommon for just one member of a family to have the warts.
Some common type of warts are plantar warts, flat warts and filiform warts. There are also genital warts which are treated differently.
Some common wart removal remedies include the use of salicylic acid preparations. These are available as drops, gels, pads and plasters. The acid dissolves the keratin which makes up most of the wart and the thick layer of dead skin above the wart. Duct tape has also been used as a remedy but can be difficult as it requires that the tape be left on for long periods of time.
Aerosol freezing can be used for wart removal though the temperatures reached are only -57 degrees C as opposed to nitrogen treatment which can reach -196 degrees C.
Most common treatment for wart removal has been the use of nitrogen for freezing. Many treatments may be required by this method.
We have been using lasers for wart removal for over 8 years. Wart removal by lasers has been very successful in our office. These treatments are reserved for patients that have tried other methods and have been unsuccessful or that do not want to take the time required by nitrogen treatments over a long period of time.
Wart removal by laser is available to men and women at our office in Surrey, BC. To book an appointment with Dr Shah call today at 604 580 2464.
Pulse dye lasers are used as well as erbium lasers. In some cases there is no alternative except to surgically remove the wart and we can provide that service at our office. Warts may return even after treatment and to minimize reinfection it has been suggested in literature to replace all footwear once treatment has begun. It may also be possible to spray with disinfectant to prevent the warts from spreading and reinfecting both from clothing as well as footwear.